There are lots of ways to enjoy St Patrick’s Day, from parades, parties and pints of Guinness to pilgrimage walks and hearty traditional Irish food. Ireland’s biggest festival is on the horizon and across the island towns and cities are gearing up for the annual St Patrick’s Day celebrations (17 March). Fabulous festivals will take place in cities from Armagh in the north...
Relics of the martyred St Valentine are enshrined in a Dublin city-centre church, thanks to a bit of Irish charm. Every year in and around St Valentine’s Day, couples from far and wide make a beeline for the Shrine of St Valentine in Whitefriar Street Church in Dublin.  Over the last few decades the church in Aungier Street, maintained by the Carmelite order,...
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...
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...
A melting pot of local produce, flavour experiences and culinary talent will be served up at this year’s West Waterford Festival of Food ~West Waterford Festival of Food taking place 14th -16th April is not just the biggest and most diverse food festival in the Southeast, but the most fun!~ The West Waterford Festival of Food, one of Ireland’s largest and...
For a romantic, classy and relaxing getaway with your Valentine, Hastings Hotels has a range of packages on offer.  Ranging from £150 per room (approx. €170), each of the Northern Ireland hotel group's six unique locations offer luxurious accommodation, delicious meals, fizz and a quirky touch of romance with their "Kiss me Quack" love duck. In addition, some packages offer late...
The New Year means that a fresh and fabulous new programme of festivals and events gets underway right across the island of Ireland. With something big going on in any month of the year, Ireland is renowned for the good times that can be had at its festivals. So why not jump into the 2023 programme straight away with Out to...
Belfast has been ranked eighth in the world in the 2022 Global Destinations Sustainability Index. Belfast’s vision to transition to an inclusive, zero-emissions, climate-resilient economy within a generation has been rewarded with an eighth-place ranking in the annual Global Destinations Sustainability Index. The index assesses destination performance across 73 criteria over four key areas: environmental strategy and infrastructure, social sustainability, industry...
Planning is well underway for a spectacular St. Patrick's Festival 2023 and we can't wait to return to the streets and venues of Dublin! We're inviting you to join us at the world-famous St. Patrick's Festival Parade on 17th March 2023 for a global celebration of Irish Arts, Culture and Heritage as the Parade winds its way through the...
One of the joys of Christmas is exploring a Christmas market, where fabulous gifts, festive food and seasonal music create the perfect mood. If you’re lucky enough to be in Dublin in the run up to Christmas, make sure you visit one of the city’s buzzing Christmas markets. The Dandelion Market at The Well, St Stephen’s Green, runs on the six Sunday afternoons...

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