Global Greening line-up for St Patrick’s Day 2017
Feb22

Global Greening line-up for St Patrick’s Day 2017

Stadiums, statues, castles and towers will go green to celebrate our national day One World Trade Center in New York, City Hall and Heron Tower in London, Plaça de Catalunya in Barcelona and Cloth Hall in Ypres join Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening for the first time One World Trade Center in New York – the main building of the re-built World Trade Center complex in New York and the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere – will...

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The liveIreland Music Awards 2017
Jan01

The liveIreland Music Awards 2017

The liveIreland Music Awards 2017 (2017 Livies) 2016 was a terrific year for Irish music. In general, the Livies Awards reflect a number of much younger acts this year. These artists are doing what has always been done in Irish music—changing it and keeping it at the same time. This year’s Livies winners reflect that perfectly. If ever there were a year where the old saying “Youth must be served” is evident, 2016 was the one. In any...

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Possibly the best Guinness Christmas Ad Ever
Dec18

Possibly the best Guinness Christmas Ad Ever

Guinness are not only famous for their black stout, they produce some of the best blockbuster ads for Christmas on this side of the Atlantic. With an annual turnover in sales of $6 billion that should come as no big surprise.                 Still, we can’t but help reminisce about their best Christmas Ad ever circa 2011. I wish one of my favourite streets; Parliament Street, really did...

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Matthew McConaughey wants his kids to go to the Gaelteacht and learn Irish.
Sep26

Matthew McConaughey wants his kids to go to the Gaelteacht and learn Irish.

Matthew McConaughey wants his kids to go to the Gaelteacht and learn Irish. The 46-year-old actor, whose heritage goes back 100 years to Monaghan, says he wants his kids to keep up with the Irish slang and have a decent irish education. McConaughey who is married to Brazilian Camila Alves, said: “I gotta keep up with the Gaelic. I want them reading Irish literature, I want them Riverdancing and I want them saying, ‘grand’ and...

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Penny Dreadful TV series props and regalia go on sale Co Kildare
Sep09

Penny Dreadful TV series props and regalia go on sale Co Kildare

PENNY DREADFUL THREE-DAY SALE OF FURNITURE, ART, HERO LOTS & MORE Punchestown Pavillion, Co. Kildare. Sept 13th-15th, at 10am.  ...

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Rose of Tralee festival kicks off.
Aug18

Rose of Tralee festival kicks off.

AN Italian Chef, a reporter on the Nicky Byrne Show on RTÉ 2FM, a Garda and the son of the 1988 Boston Rose have made the cut to be Rose Escorts at the 2016 Rose of Tralee International Festival. Peter Capocci, Carl Mullan, Patrick Browne and James Johnston respectively, were among the 65 guys who will be the Rose Escorts to 65 Roses taking part in this year’s extended Festival from 17-23 August in Tralee. #regram from...

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Friends star Courteney Cox Visits Kerry
Jul04

Friends star Courteney Cox Visits Kerry

Hollywood and Friends star Courteney Cox is in Kerry right now, taking part in a Bear Grylls’ survival skills reality TV show called Running Wild. With Courteney tweeting the news of her visit to her 979,000 followers, it’s more good news for tourism and comes just days after the beautiful Kerry landscape was showcased to millions of Top Gear fans by Chris Evans and Matt LeBlanc. Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, said: “This...

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Skellig Michael is “indescribably beautiful” Luke Skywalker
Apr22

Skellig Michael is “indescribably beautiful” Luke Skywalker

Skellig Michael is “indescribably beautiful” Luke Skywalker Tourism Ireland today launched phase three of its special Star Wars campaign, targeting fans of the science fiction franchise around the world. It involves another superb, specially-commissioned ‘behind-the-scenes’ film, created during the filming of Star Wars: The Force Awakens on Skellig Michael in 2014. Tourism Ireland commissioned Lucasfilm to create this short film (and...

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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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Éigse Michael Hartnett launched in Newcastle West
Apr11

Éigse Michael Hartnett launched in Newcastle West

Éigse Michael Hartnett launched in Newcastle West Internationally acclaimed and award winning author Colum McCann will join Donal Ryan, Rita Ann Higgins and Mike Mac Domhnaill and a host of other established Irish writers, musicians and artists at Éigse Michael Hartnett 2016 taking place in Newcastle West, County Limerick, on Thursday April 14th to Saturday April 16th. Hundreds of literary enthusiasts from all over Ireland will...

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