Clonmacnoise One of Ireland's most popular tourist attractions One of Ireland's most popular tourist attractions and significant historic sites, the Clonmacnoise monastic site dates back to the sixth century and to the Land of Saints and Scholars. The site boasts three high crosses, a cathedral, seven churches and two round towers, and was founded in 548-9 by Saint Ciarán. It...
From deluxe wilderness retreats to spectacular lakeside lodges, the choice of cabin-style stays around the island of Ireland is nothing short of inspirational. Cabin holidays are all the rage in Ireland right now, whether it’s a break in the immersive Wild Rooms in County Wexford, the new Drumhierny Woodland Hideaway in County Leitrim, or in one of the huge number of cool, cosy and...
Tens of thousands of traditional music-loving folk gathered in the town of Cavan for the 2010 Fleadh Cheoil and less than 24 hours into my maiden festival visit, I found myself smack bang in the middle of Lough Oughter. Dating back to the early 1950s, Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann (Festival of Music in Ireland) was established to promote Irish traditional...
Your ultimate hiking guide - explore 25 epic Irish trails There’s nothing quite like the feeling of fresh air on your face and rugged terrain underfoot as you reach the summit of one of Ireland’s majestic mountains. Wander down woodland routes, escape to the coast on stunning seaside walks and conquer the highest peaks in the country, where spectacular views...
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...
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...
Discover a host of hidden gems across the island of Ireland, from dazzling light shows to amazing architecture... Going off the beaten track in Ireland is worth it. There's a whole host of special places to discover, from impossibly beautiful little harbours to vast, undiscovered peninsulas, iconic castle ruins to ancient bog bodies. There's even what locals call a magic...
Ireland's greenways and trails are a great way to see some of the most beautiful and unspoilt parts of the country, and they have just received a new addition. Outdoor-lovers can now tackle a newly-launched scenic 130km walking and cycling greenway that passes through four counties. The Royal Canal Greenway stretches alongside a historic 225-year-old canal, and it begins in...
Heritage and nature combine to offer a blissful Blueway adventure along the River Suir Tipperary Tourism invites you to experience a blissful adventure along the Suir Blueway Tipperary this August. With 53km of stunning scenery and hidden historical gems which you can explore by foot, on bikes or over water, there is a piece of Blueway bliss to suit everyone. With many visitors looking...
‘Jurassic Newpark’ will feature an interactive walk-through experience with life-sized (robotic) dinosaurs that move and roar. Breaking!  A real-life Jurassic Park is coming to Kilkenny!  Dinosaurs will once again roam the land as the creative team at the 4-star Newpark Hotel, which is located on 25 acres of parkland and known as one of Ireland’s top family break destinations, is...

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