2016 National Heritage Week

The much awaited and anticipated, National Heritage Week is set to kick from tomorrow until the 28th of August. The theme for this year’s event is “100 years of heritage”, a journey back through one hundred years of Ireland. As part of the week-long festival, the Heritage Council of Ireland who manage the National Heritage Week are publicising a range of events taking place in every county of Ireland, many of which are free of charge on Sunday August 28th.

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Dublin and Galway listed among the world’s top 10 friendliest cities

Dublin and Galway have been voted amongst the top six friendliest cities in the world, according to the leading Condé Nast Traveler Magazine and its 29th annual Readers Choice Awards.

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Further growth in domestic travel for 2015 compared to 2014

Statistics just released by Fáilte Ireland has just revealed how 3.8 million vacations in Ireland were taken in 2015, representing an increase of 6% on domestic holiday trip statistics from 2014.

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2016 Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann

The much- awaited and popular Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann is set to return from the 14th until the 22nd of August to the town of Ennis in County Clare.

Popular with both locals and those planning a vacation in Ireland, this popular festival is an annual celebration of Ireland’s rich and cultural traditions with a range of traditional Irish music, singing and dancing to suit all tastes.

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2016 Kilkenny Arts Festival

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.

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Fáilte Ireland’s preliminary tourism statistics for 2015

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.

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Cork Airport sees massive passenger growth

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%.

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Tourism Ireland Unveils A New Guinness Storehouse Campaign

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.

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Tourism Ireland’s “Top 10 Things to do in Dublin”

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.

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Wild Atlantic Way short film premieres across Great Britain

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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