Part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Boyne Valley in County Meath is to become Ireland’s seventh National Park. The new National Park in Ireland’s Ancient East will stretch over 550 acres (223 hectares) and will be a unique place where history, heritage, nature and culture collide. The park will be situated in the eighteenth-century Dowth demesne, which overlays...
Delve into the deliciously dark Bram Stoker Festival Get your teeth into four days of fiendish fun and undeadly adventures at Dublin’s Bram Stoker Festival. Celebrating the Dublin-born horror novelist Bram Stoker and his most famous creation – Count Dracula – the Bram Stoker Festival presents four days (27 – 30 October) of supernatural thrills across Ireland’s capital. Featuring walking tours, reimagined...
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...
Halloween events round-up from around the country From clowns with chainsaws to deadly dinosaurs, Celtic sporting mythology, pumpkin farms, and music festivals, there’s wickedly good events happening across the country across October and Halloween. Visit Europe’s best scream park, The Nightmare Realm at Dublin City Market The Nightmare Realm, which was voted this year as Europe’s Best Scream Park, is returning to...
Looking for a weekend trip with a difference this Autumn? Take a step off the regular tourist trail and enjoy some unique experiences favoured by locals in Killarney. The vibrant town is known for its bustling atmosphere and its location right beside the 26,000-acre UNESCO Killarney National Park, and Autumn is the perfect time to experience some of its...
Feast on award-winning food on the island of Ireland The island of Ireland has made a name for itself as a world-class foodie destination and there are lots of great ways to discover its culinary charms. With award-winning restaurants and gastro-pubs, fabulous food markets and tours, and artisan producers around every corner, the island of Ireland should be on every epicure’s...
Explore the island of Ireland’s awesome UNESCO sites The island of Ireland’s UNESCO sites are destinations of world-class natural and cultural heritage that should top your to-do list. Despite being small, the island of Ireland looms large when it comes to the number of UNESCO designated sites and cities it harbours. From ancient geological phenomena to vibrant cities steeped in culture,...
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...
Dive under the sea at new Exploris Aquarium experience Northern Ireland’s Exploris Aquarium has opened a new Under the Sea experience offering a diver’s view of the ocean depths. Located in Portaferry on the beautiful Ards Peninsula, Exploris Aquarium is one of Northern Ireland’s top visitor attractions. The aquarium and seal sanctuary has recently opened a new experience that enables visitors...
Taste a tipple or two on the Galway Whiskey Trail Delve into the wonderful world of whiskey while exploring the streets of historic Galway city on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. Ireland’s whiskey is renowned worldwide and every corner of the island boasts a tipple you should taste. If your visit to Ireland takes you to the west coast, don’t miss the...

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Shannon Airport gearing up for busy St. Brigid’s Bank Holiday  Airport expects over 21,000 passengers, a 12 per cent increase on ’23 February bank holiday...
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