The Golfing Irish: An Overview Of Ireland’s Top Courses And Golfers

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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Ten reasons why a group tour to Ireland is a must

 

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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Four Beautiful Destinations in Ireland You Can Get To By Train

Experience Interrailing

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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Number of tourists visiting Ireland rises yet again

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.

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Ireland’s New Tourism Brand

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.

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2018 Galway International Arts Festival

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.

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Dublin Airport expecting record summer with 14 additional routes

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.

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Director’s cut of first ever Irish tourism ad released online

The director’s cut of the first ever TV advert used to market the island of to tourists planning on taking a vacation in Ireland has been re-released online by Tourism Ireland. The release of the video by Tourism Ireland marks the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement as well as the 25th Anniversary of the Cranberries debut album Everybody Else is Doing it, So Why Can’t We.

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Tourism Ireland welcomes growth in overseas visitors

Vacations in Ireland are set to further grow in 2018 with an increase of visitor numbers where the aim is to grow overseas tourism revenue by 5% to €5 billion.

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Tourism Ireland Wins Campaign Of The Year Award  

This month has certainly been a busy month for Irish Tourism with Tourism Ireland accepting two awards in Germany. Tourism Ireland attended the accolade at ITB in Berlin last week to accept their first award for Expedia’s ‘Campaign of the year’.

This ties in with how Tourism Ireland recently launched a new strategy to boost figures of those planning a vacation in Ireland from Germany, setting out targets which will see the island of Ireland welcome 800,000 German visitors per year by 2021.

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