Derry-Londonderry declared a United Nations International City of Peace Derry-Londonderry, a city steeped in history, culture, and reconciliation, has been honoured with the prestigious designation of UN City of Peace. The United Nations International City of Peace program acknowledges cities worldwide that have demonstrated outstanding efforts in fostering peace, tolerance, and cooperation among their diverse communities. Derry-Londonderry's transformation into a symbol...
With the festive season well and truly under way and the attendant bustle and stress beginning to take its manic hold, isn't it time to consider getting away from it all to relax and unwind? No matter where you are in Ireland you're certain not to be too far away from the superb break that The Bridge House Hotel in...
As Bram Stoker’s gothic masterpiece Dracula reaches its 125th anniversary, Dublin prepares to paint the town red with vampirish bloodthirsty antics. This October the Bram Stoker Festival returns to Dublin (28 –31 October) after a two-year hiatus to celebrate Count Dracula and his creator in a weekend of ghastly thrills, spine-chilling spectacles and fun-filled frights. The world’s most famous vampire was the creation...
Macy Gray, Corienne Bailey Rae, Morcheeba, Matthew Halsall and Grammy award winning Kurt Elling are among the headline acts to perform at this year’s Guinness Cork Jazz Festival over the October bank holiday weekend (Thursday 26th October to Monday 30th October 2023). Tickets go on sale this Friday, 7th July, at 10:00am on www.guinnesscorkjazz.com. Celebrating its 45th year, the world-renowned festival will see its biggest...
Guinness Cork Jazz Festival continues to surprise with a 'CorkJazz AllStars'XCLSV23 collab show just announced!  We’re on the final countdown to the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival (26th-30th Oct) and festival organisers have just announced a live club jazz jam - 'The CorkJazz AllStars'presents XCLSV23 - at Cork Opera House on Saturday 28th October from 11.30pm – 2.30am. Curated by Mas Exodus/ ChoiceCuts,...
Gather your little monsters for Halloween fun at Newpark Hotel Kilkenny where deadly dinosaurs, the worst witches and ghastly ghosts are coming back to life from Saturday 28th October- Sunday 5th November Halloween will be a spooktacular experience at the Newpark Hotel in Kilkenny -where their seasonal celebrations are of prehistoric proportions!  Over the midterm break, your family can watch...
A summertime trip to Ireland isn’t complete until you take in at least one of the many kinds of music, arts and culture festivals the island is renowned for. From the quintessentially Irish to the quirky and the downright unforgettable, Ireland’s festivals bring fun, laughter, good times and great memories.Among the key dates to look out for this summer is...
From star gazing to spa relaxing, and from cosy cottages to castle splendour, you’ll find the island of Ireland is the perfect place to celebrate Valentine’s Day. However you want to celebrate love this Valentine’s Day, the island of Ireland has you covered. Here are some suggestions for those seeking the romantic things to do. Go stargazing togetherWhat could be more...
Abounding in natural beauty, mountains, cliffs and dramatic coastlines, there is something to captivate even the most seasoned travellers on the island of Ireland. It takes days, weeks really, to see the best of the greenest country in Europe, and trying to figure out what to do can be a bit overwhelming. So save some time and check out this...
This year’s New Year Festival Dublin will run over four days with more than 40 events staged across three iconic venues. Dublin City ramps up the party this New Year with its annual New Year Festival (NYF) extended to four days (29 December 2023 through to 1 January 2024). Some of the island’s top talents will perform across the city in the stunning surrounds of...

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