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...
Opulent castles brimming with history and exclusive tours that get you amazing ‘behind the rope’ access – they’re all part of Heritage Ireland’s unique luxury experiences. Luxury travel in Ireland is all about sumptuous surroundings, exclusive experiences and select moments of hospitality and connection. The luxuriousness of the country’s collection of five-star accommodations is already well renowned, and of course the...
Surprising Stories at a revamped GAA Museum Those who have been missing all things GAA over the past two years will be delighted to hear that the GAA Museum has recently undergone a major makeover and has fascinating new artefacts on display. Nestled under the Cusack Stand in Croke Park, the GAA Museum is one of Ireland’s top visitor attractions.  It...
The big day – 17 March – will soon be here, and once again people all around the world will be inspired to pay homage to St Patrick, Ireland, and Irish culture and heritage. As one of the most popular cultural events on the planet, St Patrick’s Day is celebrated by millions every year. Yet the enigmatic and larger-than-life figure...
Ireland’s islands are worlds unto themselves and none more so than the history-rich, natural wonders that are the Skelligs. Off the coast of County Kerry, two jagged islands rise out of the Atlantic Ocean – ruggedly beautiful with centuries of history hewn into their very rock. These are the Skelligs – Skellig Michael and Little Skellig. Thanks to its recent appearance in...
An idyllic region in the Irish midlands offers a surprising array of attractions and many hidden gems you won’t want to miss. County Offaly sits in the heart of Ireland with the majestic River Shannon on its western borders and the soft rolling hills of the Slieve Bloom mountains to the east.A wild mountain park, great expanses of bogland, towering...
No matter where you travel around the island of Ireland, you’re always going to find something to put on your bucket list of things to see and do. A host of new attractions and experiences are open or will be ready to open for 2022, so make this year the one you find something different to explore on the greenest,...
Tourism Ireland named global sponsor of new documentary film Millions to view ‘Ireland’ in IMAX and giant-screen theatres across the United States An exciting new giant-screen documentary film called Ireland will go on release in select IMAX and giant-screen theatres across the United States in February 2022. Narrated by Liam Neeson, the film has been produced by MacGillivray Freeman Films and will be...
Minister Catherine Martin publishes a progress report on the Arts and Culture Recovery Taskforce recommendationsFrom Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media The Arts and Culture Recovery Taskforce published a report, ‘Life Worth Living’, in November 2020 which included ten recommendations to assist the recovery of the arts and culture sector post-pandemic.In April 2021 the Minister established an...
When you holiday in Ireland, it's good to know that the stunning views and gorgeous coastlines are not the only things you can enjoy for free. Discover amazing museums, spectacular landscapes and insightful visitor centres. There's no end to the exciting things to do in Dublin and fantastic places to go in Ireland Here's a list of 20 free things...

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