Ireland’s Most Majestic Hidden Gems!

The “land of saints and scholars” Ireland is a wonderfully welcoming country rich in culture. From Mizen Head to Malin Head there are many reason to enjoy a vacation in Ireland ; its friendly people; interesting history, laid-back attitude and rugged landscapes.

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Discovering Ireland…on a budget!

There are many cost effective ways to explore all that Ireland has to offer including an escorted tour or self drive tour which gives the independence of being able to come and go as you please. Taking a trip to Ireland can be a quite expense trip with hotels, transport, food and sightseeing. Fear not, at Discovering Ireland we have compiled a handy guide with the cheapest ways to enjoy the alluring views of Ireland.

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Tourism Ireland Three-Year Strategy Plan

Tourism Ireland have just launched details of a three year tourism plan. The aim of the three year plan (2020-2022) is to grow overseas tourism revenue to €6.54 billion which is an increase of +13% and visitor numbers taking vacations in Ireland to €12 million (a growth of 7%) by 2022.

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5 Top Attractions In Cork To Visit In 2020

If you are planning a trip to Ireland in 2020 and to the city of Cork, which is Ireland’s second largest city, there are many destinations which you can choose from to broaden your horizons on the Irish landscape. Easily enjoyed on a self drive tour of Ireland, the south of Ireland and Cork offers a range of attractions with something for everyone.

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Honeymoons in the West of Ireland – Mayo, Clare & Galway

If breath-taking scenery and romantic settings are your dream Ireland honeymoon, the West of Ireland including counties Galway, Mayo and Clare should be the number one on your list of places to visit. Easily explored on a self drive tour of Ireland Mayo, Galway and Clare provide some of the most breathtaking scenery along the Wild Atlantic Way. To help you with your trip,  we have compiled a handy guide to explore the West of Ireland and become immersed in an idyllic experience.

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Honeymoons in the East of Ireland- Dublin & Wicklow

When it comes to the most action packed honeymoon in Ireland, the counties of Dublin and Wicklow have a lot to offer. Here we have put together some of our top tips for honeymooning in Ireland’s capital city and the garden of Ireland; Wicklow.

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Top Honeymoon Destinations in Ireland

If a romantic destination with stunning scenery is your dream honeymoon, Ireland is one of the best countries to consider. Here we have put together just a handful of some of the best city and rural destinations for a honeymoon in Ireland as well as top tips from the experts on how to get the best to enjoy your stay.

The idyllic island is host to a variety of romantic and incredibly intimate locations for an unforgettable honeymoon. View our top picks of destinations to visit for the first chapter of you and your partner’s newly-wed love story.

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Rail Journeys of Ireland

Ireland is known for its beautiful driving routes, ideal for self drive tours such as the famous Wild Atlantic Way, which stretches 2,500 km through nine counties and three provinces in Ireland. The ideal Ireland vacation, there are many train routes, allowing you to sit back, relax and enjoy the many wonderful sights Ireland has to offer. Rail tours can frequently be combined with bus and escorted tours ensuring the frequently visited site of Ireland are not missed out such as Dingle Peninsula and the Ring of Kerry. Popular tours with all ages including the Over 55’s, here are some of the top scenic rail tours Ireland has to offer:

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Launch of Waterford, Where Ireland Begins Campaign

In a bid to encourage more Ireland vacations specifically to the South East and to Waterford, the Visit Waterford Tourism Analysis and Promotional Plan has been launched. Officially opening the launch, Mayor of Waterford Cllr John Pratt spoke of the importance of delivering the message that Waterford has the very best to offer in terms of tourism.

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Failte Ireland’s 2020 Tourism Plans

Fáilte Ireland have just revealed its tourism plans for 2020 which is based on five key action points which will challenge the economic period the country is entering.
It’s aim is to invest 6 million in a new domestic and Northern Ireland marketing campaign with the aim of attracting more people on Ireland tours and short break domestic trips including golf vacations.

There is also a further 12 million earmarked for 25 new and enhanced visitor attractions throughout Ireland. Much of the investment will be focused on regional areas in a bid to help drive holiday makers and group vacations to lesser known areas and attractions.

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