Since its foundation in 1974 by a collection of classical music admirers. the Kilkenny Arts Festival has expanded its programme to include theatre & dance, classical music, street, literature and visual art and craft.
The popular Irish festival takes place at various locations and venues throughout Kilkenny City between the 5th and 14th August 2016, when the city comes alive with a feast of artistic entertainment for all.
Following on from the latest travel data statistics by the Central Statistics Office, Fáilte Ireland have just published its Tourism Facts for 2015, detailing a full report on how tourism in general and trips to Ireland fared over the year. Each year, Fáilte Ireland collects information from an array of sources including the CSO, generating an outlay of tourism performance in Ireland to share with its members of the industry and stakeholders.
Passenger traffic at Cork Airport increased by 19.1% in June 2016 compared with June 2015 according to the latest figures released by the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA).
This represents the largest monthly increase of any Irish airport in June with the volume of traffic handled by air traffic control nationally climbing by 8.1% in June.
The growth in June adds to the results for 2016 bringing year to date passenger number growth at Cork airport to 8.5%.
In a statement, head of communications at Cork Airport, Kevin Cullinane said: “This month’s figures Continue reading
It was recently announced that Tourism Ireland has teamed up with one of Dublin’s most popular attractions; the Guinness Storehouse in its new campaign which highlights and features Dublin has a top destination in four vital markets- Italy, France, Spain and the Netherlands. The Guinness Storehouse, the Home of Guinness, is where visitors can learn about the incredible brand history stretching over 250 years.
Tourism Ireland has just launched an online film promoting several of Dublin’s key landmarks and tourist attractions, showcasing what makes Ireland’s capital city so special.
The short film, titled “10 Things to do in Dublin” encourages people from all over the globe to take a trip to Ireland and to visit Dublin in 2016.
Tourism Ireland in association with Smooth Radio has released the third in a series of short films promoting the island of Ireland to potential visitors from Great Britain. The short film features actor Richard E Grant exploring the Wild Atlantic Way to highlight all that it has to offer on a vacation to Ireland.
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Tourism Ireland recently launched a new short film online which aims to promote several key landmarks and tourist attractions in Dublin City.
Dublin City is home to some of Ireland’s most recognisable attractions including the Guinness Storehouse, Trinity College and Temple Bar among many others.
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After the recent announcement that spend from UK visitors is up by 18% it comes as a disappointment that tourism in Ireland is thought to be one of the first sectors which will feel the impact of “Brexit” as the plunge in sterling will make trips to Ireland more expensive.
Tourists visiting Ireland from Great Britain spent €33 million more between January and March 2016 than in the same period in 2015, making a vast increase of 18%. In this period, British tourists were found to have spent €214 million in the first three months of 2016 compared to €181 million during the same period in 2015.
A brand new Irish tourism campaign has set its sights on encouraging more Chinese tourists to Ireland.
Ireland is thought to just need a small share of the ever booming Chinese overseas tourism market to make a major impact. A recent trade mission to China is thought to have marked a big step forward in encouraging Chinese tourists to take a trip to Ireland.