Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival

The town of Schull in County Cork will play host to the Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival between the 20th and 24th May. This truly unique film festival is an ‘up close and personal’ five day event, where the audience, up and coming filmmakers, internationally acclaimed directors, producers, and invited guest speakers can share ideas and engage with each other.

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Cork International Choral Festival

The popular five-day Cork International Choral Music Festival is set to return to the city by the River Lee this May bank holiday weekend.  The festival, which commences on Wednesday the 29th April is set to showcase the best and the finest in amateur Irish and international choirs who will battle it out for honours. People taking a trip to Cork this weekend can enjoy informal pop-up performances throughout the city by the Lee.

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New Irish tourism strategy aimed at Australian market

Tourism Ireland is seeking to grow the number of visitors from Australia enjoying a holiday in Ireland by almost 20% with the launch a new three year promotional strategy.

It is hoped that visitor numbers will reach as many as 200,000 by 2017 as a result of the campaign. It is estimated that the number of visitors who have made the trip to Ireland from Australia has grown by more than 40% since 2010, reaching 180,000 last year.

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Ireland’s answer to the Orient Express

Travelling around Ireland is set to be transformed thanks to Ireland’s answer to the world-famous Orient Express. Ever wanted an accessible and comfortable way to enjoy a vacation in Ireland? Now this is your chance with the opening of this luxurious railway transport.

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Tourism Ireland’s new Game of Thrones campaign

Tourism Ireland has joined forces with HBO and it’s TV series Game of Thrones in a bid to further promote Ireland and Northern Ireland as a destination to visit. This new campaign is set to run for 14 weeks and it follows on from the widely successful 2014 campaign which generated almost one million clicks, comments and shares with a reach of almost 100 million fans around the world.

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Ireland’s Ancient East to be launched as follow up to the Wild Atlantic Way

Following on from the success of the Wild Atlantic Way in Ireland, Tourism Minister Paschal Donohoe has unveiled Fáilte Ireland’s latest tourism initiative: a campaign called “Ireland’s Ancient East” which aims to attract people taking a trip to Ireland to the south east.  The new initiative’s goal is to attract 600,000 foreign visitors to the regularly by-passed South East Coast and South Coast of Ireland.

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Belfast Film Festival

Belfast city is set to come alive over the next few days with the annual Belfast Film Festival which is set to take place until the 25th April.

The festival which is popular with people taking a vacation in Ireland is set to show over 100 film screenings in various venues across all quarters of the city including Belfast Waterfront, Queen’s Film Theatre, Movie House Dublin Road, Duncairn Centre and many more.

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Kerrygold Ballymaloe Literary Festival of Food and Wine

As Ireland’s first and only dedicated festival dedicated to the celebration of food and wine, the Kerrygold Ballymaloe Literary Festival of Food and Wine has become a popular visitor attraction for many during a vacation to Ireland.

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Smithwick’s Kilkenny Roots Festival

The Kilkenny Roots Festival has been running since 1998 and has proved to be a huge hit with some of the finest names in the Americana/Roots canon. The festival is due to take place between the 1st and 4th May in Kilkenny City with some of the most renowned musicians in the genre making the trip to Ireland to perform.

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West Cork attractions pick up awards for Responsible Tourism

West Cork is known for boasting some of Ireland’s most scenic and rugged coastline. The area attracts many people taking a vacation in Ireland due to the fantastic whale watching and sea kayaking opportunities it offers.

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