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…]
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…]
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…]
Ireland’s built heritage supports over 30,000 jobs and contributes in excess of €1 billion to the economy, according to research launched by the Heritage Council. The research which examines the economic and employment contribution Ireland’s heritage sector is making to the Irish economy was commissioned by the Heritage Council and launched today at a Heritage […]
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…]