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Dublin Wilkommen German VIP Agents

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Dublin is playing host this weekend to Germany’s top meetings and event’s organisers as they arrived this weeked to experience all that the city has to offer.  Event Partners, corporate event management company,  has partnered with Failte Ireland to bring these high profile agents and corporate event planners to Dublin. [Read more…]

GB Visitor Boost Expected

Heritage

Representatives from English Heritage were on a recent visit to Meath and Louth visiting some of the OPW sites that are now available free of charge to visitors with English Heritage membership cards. The group visited local sites including Bru na Boinne and the Battle of the Boyne Visitor Centre along with spending time in Dublin area taking in the Garden of Remembrance, Leinster House, the National Botanic Gardens and Dublin Castle. [Read more…]

Commemoration of the Battle of Clontarf

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During the recent celebratory commemoration of the Battle of Clontarf of 1014, there were close to 500 Vikings partaking in the celebration. Yes, lots of jolly costumed Vikings and mad Gaels bouncing about so as to re-enact the battles. [Read more…]

Ancestral heritage event planned for April

Pilgrim Valley

On Saturday 19th April thousands are expected to retrace their ancestral heritage as they take to Ireland’s ancient pilgrim paths to celebrate the inaugural National Pilgrim Paths Day. Supported by the Heritage Council, this new Easter Festival which was launched today by broadcaster Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh, will see a nationwide series of walking and cycling events take place on Ireland’s medieval penitential trails. [Read more…]

Tourism Ireland Targeting British Tourists

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Communications Minister Pat Rabbitte joined Tourism Ireland and 27 tourism enterprises from around the island of Ireland in Birmingham this week at the Best of Britain and Ireland (BoBI) travel trade fair. [Read more…]

Dublin Airport Passengers Increase

Dublin Airport

Passenger numbers at Dublin Airport increased by 6% to 20.2 million last year, as an extra 1.1 million people used the airport. [Read more…]

Snow Leopard In Need Of A Name

Snow Leopard

Dublin Zoo is looking for a name for a young female snow leopard that arrived at the Zoo earlier this year. The, yet-to-be-named female is two years old and came from a zoo in the Czech Republic. [Read more…]

2014-16 Marketing Plans

Tourism Ireland

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…]

Dublin Zoo Asian Elephants

Elephant - Dublin Zoo

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…]

Silver Accolade To Powerscourt

Ritz-Carlton, Powerscourt

Ritz-Carlton, Powerscourt

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…]