Masters of Tradition Festival 2017

Traditional music is an integral part of Ireland’s cultural scene, bringing together people of all ages, from all over the country and even abroad, to Bantry for the Masters of Tradition Festival between the 23rd & 27th August. Whether you’re playing or listening, there will be plenty of enjoyment to be had over the four day festival, especially with Martin Hayes, Kate Ellis and Dennis Cahill opening the festival together.

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St Patrick’s Day Events in Dublin

Saint Patrick’s Day is the most celebrated national holiday in the world and if you can’t wait for it to arrive, then good news, Dublin’s Patrick’s Day festival starts on the Thursday 16th and lasts until Sunday the 19th. Of course, St. Patrick’s Day itself only lasts one day, but give Irish people an inch and naturally it’s taken a mile. Continue reading

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Ireland gets ‘thumbs up’ from over 400 International tour operators

Tourism Ireland were showcasing the best of Ireland to over 400 top international buyers from 40 countries at the ExploreGB 2017 exhibition in Brighton recently.

Some of the world’s top international buyers from countries, including the US, Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Australia, China, India, and the Middle East, were treated to an overview of all that the island of Ireland has to offer visitors in 2017.

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Ortús Chamber Music Festival Cork

Now in its second year the Ortús Chamber Music Festival will once more showcase some of Ireland’s up and coming classical musicians. The festival is based in Cork City and includes artists such as Ruth Gibson and Brian O’Kane which have already made a name for themselves on an international stage.

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2017 Dublin International Film Festival

The annual Dublin International Film Festival takes centre stage between the 16th and 26th February and has continually proven to be a delight for film lovers across Ireland.

The festival takes place at various venues across Dublin City and presents an unparalleled opportunity to sample new and exciting film from renowned directors internationally . Whether it’s the premier of a new Irish film or the chance to see a highlight from another major film festival ahead of its general release, the programme is always bursting with promise.

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An unmissable New Year’s Eve extravaganza at NYF Dublin

Dublin City will be ringing in the New Year with a spectacular 3-day festival with a wide variety of musical and cultural events throughout Ireland’s capital. NYF Dublin starts on the 30th December 2016 and finishes up on New Years Day, 1st January 2017.

NYF Dublin promises to be the biggest New Year’s celebration the city has seen with entertainment and activities to enthrall visitors of all ages.

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Tourism Ireland welcoming growth of 11.6% in overseas visitors to Ireland

According to the latest figures from the Central Statistics Office, nearly 8.3 million people took a vacation in Ireland in the first ten months of 2016 which equates to an increase of 11.6% on the same period in 2016. October alone say more than 830,000 arrivals to Ireland.

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The Dublin Book Festival

If you are currently taking a vacation in Ireland and visiting Ireland’s capital city Dublin, the much awaited Dublin Book Festival kicked off yesterday and is set to run until the 13th November. Whether you are an author , a publisher or a member of the public, there really is something for everyone at this year’s festival.

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Embrace the Wild Atlantic Way campaign

Visitors to Ireland are being urged to embark on a social media detox and unwind with a relaxing getaway along The Wild Atlantic Way.

Fáilte Ireland launched a new autumn campaign entitled ‘Embrace the Wild Atlantic Way of Life’, which was launched across the country’s local radio stations and billboards during the autumn period.

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The Success of Fáilte Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way Campaign

Since its launch in 2014, The Wild Atlantic Way has been a major success story for Fáilte Ireland. Less than one year later, Ireland saw its best year ever for overseas tourism, with people from all over the world enchanted by the west coast’s rugged charm and breath-taking hotspots.

CSO figures for 2015 indicated that the number of people taking a vacation in Ireland were up 11 per cent resulting in over €4.2 billion in revenue to the local economy. With a further €300,000 investment in the pipeline for one of the Aran Islands, Inishmore is set to reap even more benefits from the development of a restaurant, takeaway and prime building site.

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