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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5,000 years of history come alive in Tourism Ireland’s latest video
Feb15

5,000 years of history come alive in Tourism Ireland’s latest video

5,000 years of history come alive in Tourism Ireland’s latest video Tourism Ireland has unveiled a charming timelapse video, showcasing locations around Ireland’s Ancient East – including Glendalough, Newgrange, Castletown House, Hook Lighthouse and Kilkenny Castle. Called “Dawn to Dusk in Ireland’s Ancient East”, the short film showcases some of the wonderful attractions visitors will experience when they travel here. From ancient...

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Saint Valentine and Whitefriar Street Church Dublin
Feb04

Saint Valentine and Whitefriar Street Church Dublin

John Spratt, an Irish Carmelite and local of Cork Street, Dublin was reportedly a great orator and strong supporter of the local poor. He had studied theology and philosophy in Spain before his return to Dublin in 1822. In 1825 he acquired lands on which to build a church. The lands had once been held by the Carmelite Order in medieval Dublin pre Reformation. The church was finalised in 1827. Designed by George Papworth, a noted...

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A walk in Bushy Park, Dublin.
Jan29

A walk in Bushy Park, Dublin.

Dublin is famous for it’s parks like Stephen’s green, The Phoenix park etc, but most of its suburban parks have some great walks and a ton of history behind them. Bushy Park in Terenure with its Sports facilities like Tennis and Skateboard park were the likes of famous skateboarder Tony Hawk honed his skills is probably one of the most overlooked parks to see. I took a stroll through it this morning (Sunday) and...

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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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From Darkness into Light, Winter Solstice
Dec31

From Darkness into Light, Winter Solstice

This year the winter solstice in Ireland takes place at 8.58am GMT on Tuesday the 22nd of December. It will be the shortest day of the year and the longest night. Solstice literally means “Sun Stands Still”.  This is the suns lowest point of inclination in the northern hemisphere, where to ancient peoples, it would have appeared to stand still for days until it ascended by degrees back into their skies from the solstice...

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Christmas in Ireland
Dec20

Christmas in Ireland

Lights, markets, family and friends. Here’s why we love Christmas in Ireland. A very happy Christmas to everyone around the world.

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Dublin’s hidden gems
Dec05

Dublin’s hidden gems

Tourism Ireland has unveiled a new film called “Dublin – Tales of the Unexpected”, specially created to highlight some of the quirkier, lesser known things to see and do in Dublin. The 66-second film reminds our visitors that Dublin is a city filled with exciting things to do – some of them off the beaten track. From underground mummies to the 26 towers build to battle Napoleon, the film introduces viewers to an alternative Dublin,...

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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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Tourism Ireland teams up with world’s largest travel community on Instagram to promote the Walled City of Derry
Nov02

Tourism Ireland teams up with world’s largest travel community on Instagram to promote the Walled City of Derry

Millions of people worldwide to see images and videos of Londonderry Tourism Ireland has teamed up with Beautiful Destinations – the world’s largest travel and lifestyle community on Instagram, with a massive 7.4 million global followers – in its latest promotion for Londonderry and Northern Ireland. Tourism Ireland invited content creator James Relf Dyer, from Beautiful Destinations, to visit Derry over the weekend, to...

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