Ireland is known for its beautiful driving routes, ideal for self drive tours such as the famous Wild Atlantic Way, which stretches 2,500 km through nine counties and three provinces in Ireland. The ideal Ireland vacation, there are many train routes, allowing you to sit back, relax and enjoy the many wonderful sights Ireland has to offer. Rail tours can frequently be combined with bus and escorted tours ensuring the frequently visited site of Ireland are not missed out such as Dingle Peninsula and the Ring of Kerry. Popular tours with all ages including the Over 55’s, here are some of the top scenic rail tours Ireland has to offer:
In a bid to encourage more Ireland vacations specifically to the South East and to Waterford, the Visit Waterford Tourism Analysis and Promotional Plan has been launched. Officially opening the launch, Mayor of Waterford Cllr John Pratt spoke of the importance of delivering the message that Waterford has the very best to offer in terms of tourism.
Fáilte Ireland have just revealed its tourism plans for 2020 which is based on five key action points which will challenge the economic period the country is entering.
It’s aim is to invest 6 million in a new domestic and Northern Ireland marketing campaign with the aim of attracting more people on Ireland tours and short break domestic trips including golf vacations.
There is also a further 12 million earmarked for 25 new and enhanced visitor attractions throughout Ireland. Much of the investment will be focused on regional areas in a bid to help drive holiday makers and group vacations to lesser known areas and attractions.
Ireland has become a top destination for golfers around the world, with a wide range of world-class courses to suit everyone from amateurs to professional players.
Recently it was the host of the 148th British Open, which was held in Royal Portrush, Co.Antrim. Ireland’s own Shane Lowry stole the show with a world-class performance, claiming the Championship and becoming the first Irishman to win the Open on Irish soil. Continue reading
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Most people would prefer to travel alone or with a partner, however, there are times where traveling with a tour might be a better option to pick from. Group vacations can consist of ten or more people that you may or may not know. They are a lot of fun when you’re with a group of people of the same interest, as you get the full experience out of the tour.
Group tours are a great way of building up your network of friends. You instantly create a bond with the members of the group as you share incredible memories and experiences together. You may even plan another tour with some of these friends. Continue reading
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If you’re looking for something new to experience, interrailing is the most relaxing way to travel and to explore new cities across Ireland.
It’s the new way to experience culture and explore breathtaking views. Explore the wonderful beauty of Ireland with no road maps. Instead sit back and relax with a cup of tea during your train journey.
Discovering Ireland has listed below four beautiful towns in Ireland that are easily accessible by Irish rail. Continue reading
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Figures just released from the Central Statistics Office are showing an almost 8% increase in the number of overseas people taking a trip to Ireland. According to the CSO recent figures show that there were more than 6 million people taking a vacation in Ireland in the first 7 months of 2018 which is an increase of 7.8% compared to the same period in 2017.
Overseas visits of people taking trips to Ireland have risen by 7.6 ％ for the first 5 months in Ireland in 2018 and it now looks very possible that the ongoing tourist season will deliver another record breaking year with regards to revenue. Mainland Europe and North American markets have both increased by 12 ％ and arrivals from the United Kingdom have increased by 2.4％ regardless of the fall in sterling and Brexit scares.
The cultural city of Galway is set to welcome the return of the much awaited Galway International Arts Festival which is set to run from the 16th-29th July where a wonderful mix of world-class theatre, headline music acts, street spectacles and much more is sure to attract many people who maybe planning on taking a trip to Ireland.
Dublin Airport is expecting a “record breaking summer” in terms of visitors with the addition of four new airlines including Cathay Pacific, Croatia Airlines, Hainan Airlines and Icelandair as well as 14 new routes comprising of five long haul and non short-haul destinations.