Irish Tourism

New Ardara Distillery Gets The Green Light – Sliabh Liag Distillers receive sign off on planning permission

Sliabh Liag Distillers, producers of An Dúlamán Irish Maritime Gin and The Legendary Silkie Irish Whiskey, have been given the go ahead to start work on their new distillery, with planning permission having now been signed off. This move starts off their ambitious plan to bring whiskey distilling back to Donegal for the first time in 177 years, …

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Ireland's Hidden Heartlands

A Treasure to Discover – The Top 11 Delicious Eats in Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands

Unspoilt scenery complemented by innovative food producers, award-winning restaurants, creative cafés, diverse markets and great festivals – these are the key ingredients for the taste of success in Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands. At a time when provenance has become a key consideration for diners, many restaurants around Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands source their produce a very short …

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New €3 Million Ship to Debut in May For Doolin to Aran Islands Crossings

A new 200-seater ‘cruise ship’ worth €3 million is currently being built in France in order to further increase the crossings between the Cliffs of Moher and the Aran Islands along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. Commissioned by the Garrihy family, who run the Doolin2Aran Ferries, the ship will function as a ferry to the Aran islands, while …

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Storehouse Shake

Top of The Pint – The Guinness Storehouse is Ireland’s Number One Attraction

The Guinness Storehouse has retained its spot as Ireland’s number one visitor attraction, welcoming more than 1.7 million visitors in 2017. With 18 million people having visited the Dublin attraction since it first opened in 2000, an economic report revealed that the Guinness Storehouse generates more than €360 million for the Irish economy every year. The …

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Irish Road Trip

Tourism Ireland’s New TV Ad Has us Craving an Irish Road Trip

Tourism Ireland’s latest ad campaign has given us a serious case of wanderlust and has us craving an Irish road trip. The short video features a number of beautiful Irish destinations, including the Wild Atlantic Way, Northern Ireland, Ireland’s Ancient East, Dublin and Belfast. Also highlighting a number of activities, the video shows clips of …

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Ireland Named Best European Destination at Travel Weekly Awards in New York

Ireland has been named Best European Destination at a major travel award ceremony in New York over the weekend, rounding off another excellent year for Irish tourism from the United States. For the fourth year in a row, the Emerald Isle was named “Best Destination: Europe” at the annual Travel Weekly Readers Choice Awards. Beating …

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County Clare

Over 10 Million Visitors Helped Make 2017 The Best Year For Irish Tourism

2017 is officially the best year for Irish tourism, with a record 10.6 million tourists visiting the country this year. This is great news for Ireland as international tourists continue to have a strong desire to experience all the Emerald Isle has to offer. Tourism Ireland‘s end of year review revealed that Ireland’s tourism sector is …

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Calls From the Past – Have you Chatted to Dublin’s Famous Statues Yet?

Visitors to Dublin can now take a call from some of the city’s most famous statues thanks to a new tourism initiative. Dublin’s Talking Statues features a number of Irish actors bringing the words of Irish authors to life, with Gabriel Byrne, Ruth Negga, Andrew Scott and Roddy Doyle all contributing their talents. According to …

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Kodaline

Popular Irish Band Kodaline Stars in Tourism Ireland’s Latest Ad Campaign

A new Tourism Ireland campaign fronted by Irish band Kodaline kicks off in Britain this week. The campaign features a brand new online film with the four band members taking viewers on a journey around their favourite places to shop, eat, drink and hang out in Dublin. Created in partnership with VEVO, the clip was …

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Tourism Ireland Joins Forces With British Airways to Encourage UK Visitors to Explore The Emerald Isle

Tourism Ireland has joined forces with British Airways for a new campaign aimed at encouraging UK tourists to come and explore all Ireland has to offer. The campaign is promoting flights to Belfast and Dublin from London Heathrow and is also highlighting driving routes along the Wild Atlantic Way, the Causeway Coastal Route and Ireland’s …

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Tourism Site

Irish Tourism Site Named Among World’s Best in New List

Only four European Tourist Sites have been named in a list of the 25 best tourist board websites in the world. The only Irish entry, Limerick City & County Council’s site Limerick.ie, was mentioned in the 2017 list published by US-based travel media site, Skift. Describing why they chose Limerick’s tourist site, Skift commented: “We like …

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