Tourism Ireland has launched details of its marketing plans to promote the island of Ireland overseas in 2014 and beyond, at an event attended by Tourism Minister Leo Varadkar and tourism industry leaders from around Ireland. The organisation aims to build on this year’s growth in overseas tourism and to welcome 25.6 million visitors to the island over the coming three years – contributing some €12.6 billion to the economies, north and south. [Read more...]
Facts about Dublin Zoo’s heard of Asian elephants:
- Upali: Born 14 November 1994, Zurich Zoo. Upali is the only male elephant in the Dublin Zoo herd. [Read more...]
The Ritz-Carlton, Powerscourt was chosen for a Silver award in Conference & Incentive Magazine’s (C&IT) Hot List 2012. The hotel was the only Irish Hotel to be mentioned on this list and goes greatly to assisting the hotel in developing the important MICE market both in Ireland and the UK. Dublin was also given a Bronze award in the category of Best Incentive Destination. [Read more...]
On Saturday, 18th August, National Heritage Week will kick off and run for eight days until Sunday 26th August. Throughout the week, over 1500 events, the majority of which are FREE, will take place across Ireland. Over 600,000 people are expected to attend events, meaning a huge knock-on economic impact for towns and villages across the country. [Read more...]
The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Minister Leo Varadkar T.D. will officially launch ‘The Butler Trail’, a new tourism initiative by the South Tipperary Tourism Company. [Read more...]
If you’re looking for an active break with a difference, or a Father’s Day treat to remember, Lough Eske Castle’s Ultimate Boy Scout Challenge is for you!
The five-star Lough Eske Castle is located just outside Donegal Town, nestled within 43-acres of forest woodland hugging the shores of Lough Eske. With rugged mountain terrain, vast wildlife and luscious country side, the 96 room castle and its surroundings provide the perfect setting for an active adventure, whilst the castle itself and its five star spa and dining facilities, offers well earned luxury. [Read more...]
Kick start the summer season this May Bank Holiday weekend and discover a host of festivals and events taking place around Ireland. With everything from choral n Cork, to BBQ’s in Limerick and drama in the Lakelands, the only dilemma will be deciding on what to do! Luckily discoverireland.ie is on hand to help you make up your mind and provide a list of must-see festivals. For now, here are some top picks to get your holiday plans underway… [Read more...]
Hilton Dublin today announced the launch of its Hilton Huanying programme in time for the Chinese New Year. Derived from the Chinese word for “welcome”, Hilton Huanying enables travellers and tour operators to book participating hotels, knowing that they will meet the cultural needs of Chinese travellers visiting international destinations. [Read more...]
In one of her last official engagements, President Mary McAleese opened the wonderful new Gorilla Rainforest, proudly sponsored by Freddy Fyffes, during a ceremony in Dublin Zoo.
In a double celebration, Dublin Zoo also announced the birth of another healthy baby gorilla born to first-time mum, Mayani, on Friday 16th September. The baby arrived just days after the gorillas moved to their superb new habitat. The animal care team is delighted to confirm the baby gorilla is female. Proud mum Mayani is cradling the infant close to her chest and both mother and baby are thriving. [Read more...]
After Barack Obama put it on the map by downing a gulp of Guinness, residents of the US president’s tiny ancestral home of Moneygall have spent the past week greeting busloads of tourists.
“It’s still all happening. We’re still buzzing,” said Moneygall resident Marian Healy, whose son Henry welcomed his distant cousin Barack to the sleepy village during the president’s day trip to Ireland last week. [Read more...]