Ireland’s magnificent mansions and glorious gardens
Jul07

Ireland’s magnificent mansions and glorious gardens

Online film encourages viewers to come and follow in the footsteps of lords and ladies! Tourism Ireland has created a new online film showcasing some of our grand estates and glorious gardens, taking viewers on a tour of the island of Ireland’s more ‘glamorous’ side! Titled “Great Houses, Castles and Gardens of Ireland”, the video gives viewers a glimpse into some of the most beautiful properties and estates around the...

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Podcast: The Uilleann Pipes
Jul03

Podcast: The Uilleann Pipes

Imelda Deegan samples the sounds of some early Irish instruments and finds some stories concerning their origin. This program focuses on the making of The Bodhran, Harp and Uilleann Pipes. Producer: Aoileann Nic...

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IrishCoin A New Digital Currency For The Irish.
Jul02

IrishCoin A New Digital Currency For The Irish.

Ní neart go cur le chéile – no strength without unity. That’s the motto of Irishcoin, a new peer-to-peer digital currency, like Bitcoin, aimed at boosting the Irish tourism sector. Launched back in 2014, Irishcoin (IRL for short) aims at promoting tourism by acting as a discount voucher at participating bars, restaurants, hotels, tourist attractions, and the like. “Irish tourism is worth over $3B per year to the Irish economy and...

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Rose of Tralee Festival Calling All Buskers!
Jun29

Rose of Tralee Festival Calling All Buskers!

The Rose of Tralee Festival have just announced a call to street buskers to feature in their festival schedule for August. See details below. If you want your performance to bee seen by thousands of punters and worldwide press alike now is your chance:   CALLING ALL BUSKERS! Want to perform at one of Ireland's biggest Festivals? We're designating spaces for busking acts of all styles to create a feast of entertainment...

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Ed Sheeran announces Irish tour
Jun28

Ed Sheeran announces Irish tour

Breaking: Ed Sheeran just announced his 2018 lateral Irish tour: Pairc Ui Chaoimh May 4th and 5th Boucher Road Playing Fields Belfast May 9thNo Pearse Stadium Galway May 12th and 13th And Phoenix Park Dublin May 16th and 18th It’s The biggest Irish Tour EVER!! Tickets on sale July 8th @...

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The Cliffs of Moher Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before
Jun26

The Cliffs of Moher Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before

The Cliffs of Moher Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before Via: Wiebe de Jager The Cliffs of Moher (Irish: Aillte an Mhothair) [1] are located at the southwestern edge of the Burren region in County Clare, Ireland. [2][3] They rise 120 metres (390 ft) above the Atlantic Ocean at Hag’s Head, and reach their maximum height of 214 metres (702 ft) just north of O’Brien’s Tower, eight kilometres to the north. [4] A...

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Blow to local tourism as Edmund Burke Pub refurb is blocked.
Jun26

Blow to local tourism as Edmund Burke Pub refurb is blocked.

With tourism numbers at all time highs in Ireland it’s not always good news on the development front as Galway county council has just blocked a proposal to develop one of Co Galway’s local pub landmarks the Dereen Inn near the monastic village of Abbeyknockmoy. Bought by local entrepreneur Declan Ganley as a “hobby refurbishment”, the pub was to be renamed as the Edmund Burke and was going to compromise of a...

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Ireland’s Ancient Gold
Jun24

Ireland’s Ancient Gold

The Bronze Age in Ireland, (2500BC-500BC), introduced metal working skills to the country. This is widely attributed to settlers known as “beakers” from the European continent. Bronze, a mixture of tin and copper, was used to make practical items such as cooking pots and axes, with Ireland reportedly having substantial copper reserves at that period mainly in the south of the country. Gold was the preferred metal used for...

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It’s St John’s Bonfire Night in Ireland
Jun23

It’s St John’s Bonfire Night in Ireland

It’s St John’s Bonfire night or Bonna night (Cork) across Ireland. The tradition of lighting fires two days after the midsummer solstice dates back thousands of years. At some stage in Irish history the fires were brought forward towards the feast of St John. Ancient pagan traditions are alive and well in modern Ireland and ironically it’s the age of social media that has given them a new lease of life. Huge crowd...

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Why golf in Ireland is a total hole-in-one!
Jun22

Why golf in Ireland is a total hole-in-one!

Tourism Ireland has created a new online film showcasing some of our world-class golf courses, as well as the wonderful things that golfers can get up to off the course. Titled “Golf on the island of Ireland”, the video invites potential visitors to come and discover our beautiful golf courses, challenging links and wonderful off-course activities right around the island of Ireland. From Royal Portrush on the Causeway...

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