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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Irish Whiskey Museum offers something to pour over
Jan29

Irish Whiskey Museum offers something to pour over

The only Irish whiskey museum in the world has opened its doors in the centre of Dublin. The unique attraction chronicles the story of Irish whiskey, looking at everything from its taste and flavour, to the rise, fall and current worldwide renaissance of the Irish whiskey industry. The museum features a range of enjoyable, interactive exhibitions spread out across five rooms in a location right in the heart of the city’s ‘golden mile’...

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Scenes of Winters Past In Ireland
Dec31

Scenes of Winters Past In Ireland

Scenes of Winters Past In Ireland.   Scenes Of Winter’s Past In Ireland.

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Ireland has been named a “best destination in Europe” in China.
Nov16

Ireland has been named a “best destination in Europe” in China.

Ireland has been named a ‘best destination in Europe’, at an awards ceremony in China this week. The awards were organised by World Traveller Media, an information platform for Chinese travellers with its own travel magazine, TV, website and readers’ club. At the ceremony in Shanghai, Ireland was one of eight destinations listed in the “Best Destination Europe” category – in good company with Italy, France, Britain, Turkey, Czech...

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Donegal Celtic Cross Forest Drone View
Oct27

Donegal Celtic Cross Forest Drone View

Planted by Forester Liam Emmery over a period of years he was able to plan out the design which would reveal itself every autumn to those flying overhead. A particularly dry autumn has made it stand out even more this year, with the different green hues more prominent. Unfortunately Emmery passed away in 2010 aged 51, before his creation became known to the public. His wife had forgotten about his elaborate plan until UTV approached...

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Tourism Ireland launches autumn campaign
Sep24

Tourism Ireland launches autumn campaign

Autumn promotional blitz targets late-season travellers around the world Tourism Ireland and Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross TD have launched a €9 million promotional campaign, to boost late-season travel to Ireland from around the world. The September to December period usually yields as much as 30% of Ireland’s annual overseas tourism business. As part of the campaign, Richard E Grant arrived in Dublin today –...

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Italian student ‘scoots’ around the island of Ireland
Aug26

Italian student ‘scoots’ around the island of Ireland

24-year-old undertakes 1,600 km tour of Ireland via footbike Roberto Cassa, a 24-year-old Italian student at the University of Cassino and Southern Lazio, has been doing something a little less ordinary during his summer break – travelling around the island of Ireland by footbike, with assistance from Tourism Ireland in Milan. Having set out from Belfast at the end of July, Roberto has travelled about 1,600 km over 17 days – from...

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Walks in Wicklow: Glendalough
Aug25

Walks in Wicklow: Glendalough

“Gleann dá locha”; The Glen of the two lakes, was carved into the Wicklow landscape by glacial activity. Standing in the graveyard in the lands surrounding the lower lake you can easily imagine a time when this was a very important, bustling place with a busy monastic centre including churches, farmhouses, workshops, guesthouses and monastic cells at its height in the 9th Century. Founded in early 600ad by Saint Kevin, visiting here,...

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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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August sunshine on the Wild Atlantic Way
Aug16

August sunshine on the Wild Atlantic Way

Ireland is experiencing a last summer hurrah and the Wild Atlantic Way is in full glory with day trippers and our 2 week break holiday makers from all over the country and abroad. Picture by @tim_mc78 of Barleycove Beach in Cork one of the most breathing taking beaches of the #WildAtlanticWay #westcork #barleycove #wildatlanticway #lovecork #Ireland #Travel #Corklike #lonelyplanet A photo posted by Wild Atlantic Way...

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