Podcast: Bunratty Castle
Apr30

Podcast: Bunratty Castle

Shane Smyth and Aoileann Nic Ginnea present a magazine programme on interesting aspects of Irish life, culture & music. In this edited highlight Eric Murphy calls to Irelands famous Bunratty castle Producer: Peter...

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Flavours from the Island of Ireland
Apr24

Flavours from the Island of Ireland

Flavours from the Island of Ireland: Tourism Ireland’s latest video invites foodies everywhere to discover Ireland’s culinary delights. Called “Flavours from the Island of Ireland”, the short film provides a glimpse of the superb food scene here. From farm to fork, and from port to place, the message for ‘foodies’ and potential visitors around the world is that we’ve got incredible produce that inspires creative and delicious dishes...

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Ireland looks out of this world in new trailer for Star Wars!
Apr21

Ireland looks out of this world in new trailer for Star Wars!

Tourism Ireland takes the Wild Atlantic Way to ‘new galaxies’ at Star Wars convention in Orlando Ireland Star Wars Ireland Star Wars: Get ready to see the Wild Atlantic Way go stellar! It’s the day that Star Wars fans everywhere have been waiting for – the hotly anticipated, first look ‘teaser’ trailer for the upcoming Star Wars – The Last Jedi has just been released and it features stunning footage of Skellig Michael and our very own...

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Massy’s Wood, Kilakee
Apr16

Massy’s Wood, Kilakee

A short distance from the Hell Fire Club Massy woods once surrounded a beautiful stately home known as Kilakee House. The original house was sadly demolished in the 1940’s after the family came into debt after 1924. On first look all that seems to remain today are the front steps of the house, the main gates, outlying buildings, remnants of greenhouses, gate lodges and ice houses. But take a closer look and you’ll notice...

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Glendalough, Always Worth It.
Apr07

Glendalough, Always Worth It.

Less than 60 minutes from Dublin even in heavy traffic, Glendalough is probably one of Ireland’s top places to visit with everything to offer in one 15 square kilometer area. From ancient monastic ruins dating from the eighth century to a stunning valley landscape capped with wild gorse and sweeping cliffs. We took to the hills over the weekend and done the upper lake ridge walk. This hike takes about 3-4 hours depending on...

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Blessington Lakes County Wicklow
Mar25

Blessington Lakes County Wicklow

Just 25 miles from the centre of Dublin lie Blessington lakes. Beautiful and tranquil, there is a nostalgic tale of loss together with a sense of pride in their creation. In the 1930’s a decision was taken to build a dam at Poulaphouca waterfall. The waterfall now no longer exists. There was a need to supply Dublin with drinking water and hydroelectricity. The reservoir, officially known as the Poulaphouca reservoir flooded the...

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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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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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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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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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