A Taste of West Cork Food Festival

The West Cork region will be celebrating the best of Irish and international cuisine between the 4th & 13th September 2015. The town of Skibbereen and various venues throughout West Cork will play host to A Taste of West Cork Food Festival.

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New Whiskey Trail launched in Galway

To celebrate over 200 years of whiskey distilling in Galway City, the Galway Whiskey Trail has been launched covering 11 different venues across the city.

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Dublin is ranked second friendliest city in the world by Condé Nast

Dublin has been voted the second friendliest city in the world by readers of the prestigious and top international travel magazine Condé Nast.

Rising from fifth position in 2014, Dublin was tipped to the top by sunny Sydney, Australia however it also beat off the popular towns and cities of Queenstown in New Zealand, Kraków, Poland and Bruges in Brussels.

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Increase in visitors to Ireland in first six months of 2015

Latest figures from the Central Statistics Office show that Ireland is heading for it’s best ever year of tourism due to the massive increase in the number of visitors taking a vacation in Ireland during the first six months of 2015.

Latest figures just released by the Central Statistics Office have revealed a 11% increase in the number of overseas visitors taking a trip to Ireland between January and June of 2015 when compared to 2014.

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Ireland’s remote beauty spots to be captured for Google Street View

Some of Ireland’s more remote and scenic landscapes will be captured for Google Street View using their Trekker over the next three months. Failte Ireland is undertaking the project by borrowing the Google Trekker which is a wearable backpack with a camera system on top.

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Record July passenger numbers through Dublin Airport

Dublin Airport experienced record numbers of passengers for the month of July 2015 with over two and a half million passengers through its terminals. This marked the first time in the airport’s 75-year history that such a large volume of passengers have used Dublin City‘s international airport in a month.

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Dublin Horse Show

One of Ireland’s biggest annual sporting and social events returns to the country’s capital when the Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show takes place from the 5th – 9th August. This will be the 142nd time the event has taken place in Dublin and returns to the RDS in Ballsbridge.

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Top 10 things in Dublin for tourists that like to go off the beaten track

The popular capital city of Dublin has received great reviews in an feature by Claire Money in the Irish Independent titled “10 off the beaten track things tourists will love about Dublin”. 

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LA Times feature on the spectacular West Cork region

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

The spectacular West Cork region has also recently received rave reviews from the LA Times reporter Margo Pfeiff in her article; “Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way makes a magical coastal adventure by car”. The West Cork region received the high accolade in the prestigious newspaper’s widely-read travel section in the popular California paper. Reporter Margo travelled from Shannon Airport, where she began her journey along the south-western leg of her Wild Atlantic Way adventure.

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Magical memories await at the Kilkenny Arts Festival

 One of Ireland’s oldest multidisciplinary arts festivals returns between the 7th and 16th August 2015. The Kilkenny Arts Festival fuses various performing arts disciplines including classical music, music, theatre & dance, street, literature, visual art, craft and a whole host of family friendly events

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