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Cork gets Top 10 listing in Lonely Planet

It is with great pride, here at DiscoveringIreland, that we welcome the announcement that Cork City has  been listed alongside well known cities in the USA, Canada, UAE and Japan in a new Lonely Planet  guide for the top places … Continue reading

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US Dollar jumps 10% v Euro

We have just launched an initiative that sees the US Dollar jump in value by 10% when you book a vacation to Ireland; At DiscoveringIreland, we always pride ourselves on putting our Guests first and are always looking for ways to … Continue reading

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Cork Swansea Ferry to be relaunched as Fastnet Line

West Cork Tourism Co-Operative Society Limited, which was formed for the purpose of relaunching the Cork-Swansea Ferry route, is pleased to announce the purchase of cruiseferry, the Julia, for €7.8 million. The Julia, which will operate under the Fastnet Line … Continue reading

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Flights to Cork Airport from the USA

With connectivity to Shannon Airport diminishing, especially in the winter season, Cork Airport is becoming more and more of an option for North American visitors to Ireland. While Cork Airport has no direct traffic with North America, it has much … Continue reading

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Taste of West Cork Food festival 2009

The annual “A Taste of West Cork” food festival takes place this month in Skibbereen in West Cork. At DiscoveringIreland we are proud to support this showcase of produce from Ireland’s most famous food producing region. This year’s festival takes place … Continue reading

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Ashford Castle to celebrate 70th Birthday as Hotel

Ashford Castle in Cong, County Mayo, will celebrate 70 years as a hotel in May of this year. The majestic Ashford Castle, set on 350 acres, is located in the beautiful west of Ireland north of Galway and dates back to 1228. Situated on … Continue reading

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Ryanair launch inflight mobile phone service

Ryanair have launched their much heralded onboard inflight mobile phone service. While phones will be billed by the users mobile phone company, the service, provided by OnAir, will cost approximately €0.50 to send a text message and between €2.00 and €3.00 … Continue reading

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New 4 star hotel for Belfast

The Fitzwilliam Hotel in Dublin is about to get a sister in Belfast. The new 4 star deluxe Fitzwilliam Hotel Belfast will be opening in the centre of the city in March of this yera.  The hotel will be located adjacent to the … Continue reading

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Cork Airport has record year

A record 3.25m passengers passed through Cork Airport in 2008 setting a new record. This was a 2.5% increase over 2007 and represents an additional 80,000 passengers through Cork during the year. Traffic between Cork and London grew by 4% to 927 … Continue reading

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New Ryanair Routes to Knock and Derry Airports

Ryanair have announced new routes from their Spanish hub in Alicante to Derry Airport and Knock Airport in the North and West of Ireland. The budget airline said today that the services from City of Derry Airport and Ireland West Airport Knock … Continue reading

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