1848 Tricolour Celebration

Waterford City will play host to a significant celebration of Irish culture between the 4th & 6th March with the 1848 Tricolour Celebration taking place throughout the city.

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2016 Dublin International Film Festival

The Audi Dublin International Film Festival (ADIFF) has fast become Ireland’s premier feature film festival since its inception in 2003. The festival takes place throughout Dublin City and will  turn Ireland’s capital in cinematic wonderland between 18th & 28th February.

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Visitor growth in 2016 expected to deliver €4.4 billion to economy

It is estimated that more than eight million tourists are expected to take a vacation in Ireland next year as the latest Star Wars film effect will help bring a €4 billion boost to the Irish economy.

Tourism Ireland has just launched its marketing drive in a bid to promote the island of Ireland abroad in 2016 and its aim is to surpass the growth seen in 2015. They are aiming to bring in an estimated 8.2 million visitors in 2016 and this figure would represent an increase of 4% on 2015, delivering over €4.4 billion to the economy.

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Winter Solstice at Newgrange

One of Ireland’s most renowned annual events takes place at the Bru na Boinne Visitor Centre on Monday, 21st December 2015. The Winter Solstice sun show at Newgrange is a wondrous annual experience that has taken place for roughly five thousand years since its construction by Neolithic builders.

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8 million visitors to Ireland expected in 2016

It is predicted that in excess of eight millions visitors will make trips to Ireland in 2016 according to Tourism Ireland.

The hope of the all-Ireland tourism authority is to make 2016 another record-breaking year for the tourism industry on the island.

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The Moving Crib returns to Dublin

For many generations of Dublin natives the festive period means the return of The Moving Crib to Parnell Square West with parents and grandparents now bringing their children to the enchanting, handmade exhibition.

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Dublin listed as a ‘must-visit’ city for 2016 by Lonely Planet

Ireland’s capital city Dublin is now one of the world’s most popular cities to visit according to a vast array of the world’s prestigious guidebooks, including the ever popular Lonely Planet.

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2015 SUBTITLE European Film Festival

Kilkenny City will once again play host to the 2015 SUBTITLE European Film Festival between the 23rd & 29th November. The festival provides a unique platform for many of the popular continental European films that are not generally screened in Irish cinemas to be seen by a wider audience and also provide an opportunity to meet its film makers and stars.

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Four Irish hotels named among Europe’s Top 10 resorts

In a recent readers survey carried out by the prestigious travel magazine Condé Nast Traveler, four Irish hotels were recognised among the Top 10 Resorts in Europe.

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Ireland’s county names… What do they mean?

For many visitors enjoying a vacation to Ireland, it is not uncommon to come across signposts and literature referring to the name of the 32 Irish counties in Gaelic.

Followers of both Gaelic football and hurling will also be familiar with the counties of Ireland being displayed in the Irish language. But what do these names actually mean?

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