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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

ireland tourism

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...]

National Heritage Week 2012

National Heritage Week 2012

National Heritage Week 2012

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...]

New Tipperary Tourist Trail

Launch of The Butler Trail

Launch of The Butler Trail

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...]

Scout Challenge At Lough Eske Castle

Lough Eske Castle, Donegal

Lough Eske Castle, Donegal

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...]