Category Archives: Irish History

Spend from Great Britain visitors to Ireland up by 18%

Tweet Tourists visiting Ireland from Great Britain spent €33 million more between January and March 2016 than in the same period in 2015, making a vast increase of 18%. In this period, British tourists were found to have spent €214 … Continue reading

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How many Dublin’s are there in the United States?

To many living in Ireland there is only one Dublin but, in the US, Dublin can refer to not only one, two or three locations but as many as nine. We delve a little deeper into how they got their names. Continue reading

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10 great reasons to visit Ireland in 2015 [Part 1]

2014 proved to be a memorable for Irish tourism with record numbers visiting but 2015 promises so much more! Continue reading

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2015: The year long celebration of the life of WB Yeats

Tweet 2015 is the year for the celebration of the life and works of WB Yeats. Festivities for this year-long celebration are already underway with a range of events taking place in County Sligo. Organisers are estimating that the year-long … Continue reading

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Celebrate the works of Oscar Wilde in Galway

Galway City will be hosting a special festival to celebrate the great works of Ireland’s literary greats, Oscar Wilde, taking place between Friday and Sunday, 5th to 7th September 2014. Continue reading

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New Irish festival in Boston to start in September

Tweet A major new festival aimed at boosting Irish tourism and Ireland vacations will be taking place in the historic city of Boston starting in September.The three-day event, entitled iFest, will take place at the Seaport World Trade Center starting on the 26th … Continue reading

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Feile Brian Boru

Feile Brian Boru, 3rd to 6th July, forms part of the millennium celebrations in honour of Irish legend Brian Boru and the Battle of Clontarf which took place back in 1014. Continue reading

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Waterford City celebrates its 1100th birthday

Waterford City will celebrate 1100 years since its foundation by the Vikings in 914 AD and will be celebrating all year round holding many festivals. Continue reading

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Battle of Clontarf celebrated with two Irish stamps

The Irish postal service, An Post, is planning to signify the celebrations to mark the 1,000th anniversary of the historic Battle of Clontarf by issuing a set of two stamps which will soon become coveted collectors items. Continue reading

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Irish/UK relations grow stronger following President Higgins’ State Visit

The success of the Queen’s tour of Ireland, a visit by her Irish counterpart was always in the works and last week was the turn of our own President Michael D Higgins to pay a historic four day State Visit to the UK. Continue reading

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