Ireland’s Viking Story
Mar24

Ireland’s Viking Story

Two cities celebrate their Viking past this Easter weekend at Dublin’s DUBLINIA VIKINGFEST 2018 (30 March–2 April) and the WATERFORD VIKING FESTIVAL 2018 (31 March–2 April). From the ancient Viking traces of Waterford city in Ireland’s Ancient East, to the foundations of medieval Dublin, Ireland invites the world to celebrate its Viking past this Easter, with two wonderful events: the Viking Festival 2018, Waterford (31 March-April...

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Glendalough Distillery tells the ancient story of Irish Whiskey as you’ve never seen it before
Mar18

Glendalough Distillery tells the ancient story of Irish Whiskey as you’ve never seen it before

As the regular liveIreland reader knows, we’re huge fans of Co Wicklow’s famous monastic settlement Glendalough. Here the Glendalough Distillery gives us a cinematic eyeful of the valley like you’ve never seen it before.  ...

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Tourism Ireland’s New Happy St Patrick’s Day Video
Mar15

Tourism Ireland’s New Happy St Patrick’s Day Video

Tourism Ireland has unveiled a new online film for St Patrick’s Day 2018, to encourage prospective holidaymakers to come and visit Ireland this year. The story of St Patrick has fascinated the world for centuries. Almost 1,600 years after he first came to the island of Ireland, our international visitors can still witness his legacy today. Tourism Ireland’s latest video celebrates the legacy of Ireland’s famous patron saint, as people...

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Tourism Minister Brendan Griffin and Tourism Ireland unveil new strategy to grow tourist numbers from the United States to 2 million
Jan31

Tourism Minister Brendan Griffin and Tourism Ireland unveil new strategy to grow tourist numbers from the United States to 2 million

New strategy targets +23% growth in American visitors by 2021 The United States offers considerable potential for Irish tourism, according to a new Tourism Ireland strategy launched today by Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin TD. The strategy aims to build on recent success and to anticipate the various opportunities and challenges in the years ahead. It sets out ambitious targets which will see the island of...

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And the winner is…… Skerries!
Sep29

And the winner is…… Skerries!

Skerries was named best of the 859 towns and villages throughout the country that entered this year’s SuperValu National TidyTowns competition.  The announcement was greeted by great celebration at the awards ceremony at The Helix in Dublin. On hand to present the prizes was Mr. Michael Ring, T.D., Minister for Regional Development and Mr. Martin Kelleher, Managing Director of SuperValu, the competition’s sponsor for the 25th year. ...

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It’s Summer In Dublin (Webcam)
Jul18

It’s Summer In Dublin (Webcam)

Tomorrow is set to be the hottest day of the year. Keep an eye on our Dublin Bay Webcam and Dun Laoghaire webcam for glorious sunshine and actually hot, yes hot temps into the early 30sC mark....

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Matt LeBlanc In Kerry
Apr18

Matt LeBlanc In Kerry

Matt LeBlanc of Friends fame is currently filming a new series for the BBC’s Top Gear in Co Kerry. He ran into Lisa Marie Smith on Holiday in Kenmare on a Hen party. @Matt_LeBlanc thanks for making our hens day!!! #kenmare #topgear pic.twitter.com/V7ddG9sWy6 — Lisa Marie Keane (@lisamarie_smith) April 15, 2016 Matt was photographed behind the bar of Florry Batt’s bar in Kenmare pulling his own pint. Chances are he...

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Thunder On The Horizon: The Young Irelanders
Feb10

Thunder On The Horizon: The Young Irelanders

The Young Irelanders is an act comprising 8 sensational Irish performers. The act was put together at the end of last summer and since October 2015 are undergoing a 100 date tour of the USA. Having taken time off in Dec/Jan they go back to the US this February until the end of May. Anyone who knows anything about Irish trad music would know the performers in this group are second to none. These young performers are amongst the best...

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