The World Goes Green For St Patrick’s Day
Mar11

The World Goes Green For St Patrick’s Day

Tourism Ireland reveals the quirkiest ‘Greenings’ for St Patrick’s Day 2017 More pictures below. What do the Big Banana in Australia, an Ethiopian Airlines aircraft in Addis Ababa and two rhino statues in Nairobi have in common? They are just some of the more unusual participants in Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative for St Patrick’s Day 2017. Tourism Ireland’s annual Global Greening initiative has gone from strength to...

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Erin Walton to visit Ireland
Mar11

Erin Walton to visit Ireland

Erin Walton to visit Ireland The sensitive middle daughter from the iconic TV Series, The Waltons is to visit her ancestral home in the late Spring. Mary McDonough, who for a decade portrayed Erin Walton in the TV Series, has Irish roots in Golden in Tipperary, Limerick, and in Dublin. She plans to explore her roots during her week long stay. Following her success as an actor Mary went on to be a successful author and producer, and...

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Powerscourt House and Gardens, Co Wicklow
Mar08

Powerscourt House and Gardens, Co Wicklow

Powerscourt House and Gardens is located in Enniskerry, County Wicklow in the most picturesque natural surrounds. It is reported that Powerscourt House was built upon the remnants of a two storey strategic 13th century castle originally built by the la Poer family, a Norman family. The estate is so very intertwined with Irish history and the history of the local area. Richard Wingfield, Viscount Powerscourt, and then owner of the...

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Suburban Dublin, Drimnagh Castle
Mar06

Suburban Dublin, Drimnagh Castle

Just over three miles from Dublin City Centre is Drimnagh Castle built in the early 13th century. The castle was originally granted to a Norman family the De Berneval’s. It is the only fully moated castle in Ireland supplied by the Bluebell River. The castle was built as a defensive outpost following the Anglo-Norman invasion of Ireland. Irish clans, usurped from their lands by the Normans had retreated to the Dublin and Wicklow...

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Dublin Airport wins global airport quality award.
Mar06

Dublin Airport wins global airport quality award.

Dublin Airport wins global airport quality award. It was joint first for customer service in Western Europe alongside Malta, Porto & Zurich airports Dublin Airport has won a major international award for the quality of the customer experience that it provides to its passengers. Dublin was the third best airport in Europe for customer service last year in a tie with Malta, Porto, and Zurich airports. Sochi and Moscow Sheremetyevo...

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Jump into Ireland, Feet first!
Mar01

Jump into Ireland, Feet first!

You don’t just arrive in Ireland. You jump in, feet first, right in amongst it all. From the minute you’re here, you’re one of us. Living in the moment, or, ‘in the now’ as we like to say. You never know quite what to expect when you’re in the now. But one thing’s for sure – we’ll show you wonderful places, and things you won’t find anywhere else in the world. And when the fun’s finally over, you’ll feel like you’re leaving home...

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Phoenix Park Dublin
Feb27

Phoenix Park Dublin

The best thing about living in Dublin is that you are a stones throw away from the sea and the mountains, offering quick escape from the busyness of the city. The city centre itself has many green spaces such as the famous Stephen’s Green and the secluded Iveagh Gardens. But the jewel above all else is the beloved Phoenix Park. Known affectionately as “the Phoeno” or just, “The Park” and steeped in...

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New Tourism Ireland video showcases Northern Ireland’s Game of Thrones locations
Feb27

New Tourism Ireland video showcases Northern Ireland’s Game of Thrones locations

Tourism Ireland has created a new Game of Thrones video to coincide with the launch of season 6. The video shows fans exploring some of the incredible Northern Ireland filming locations seen on HBO’s smash TV show, and the immersive activities visitors can do there. Northern Ireland is called Game of Thrones Territory for good reason. It’s been one of the show’s main filming locations since 2011, and is home to iconic locations like...

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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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Thatched Cottages Kilmore Quay, Co Wexford
Feb19

Thatched Cottages Kilmore Quay, Co Wexford

Kilmore Quay still retains it’s 19 century traditional thatched cottages in all their splendour. Traditionally thatcher’s used natural materials that could be sourced locally, for example water reeds by the river Slaney, wheat reed or straw from the farm. There are various designs that can be chosen for a thatched roof. The ridge of the roof can be very decorative or simple. Designs can be flush, block cut, bobbin, wrap...

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