10 more places to visit on the island of Ireland Even if you’ve been to Ireland before, there’s always something new to enjoy. Here are 10 recently opened attractions you should add to the to-do list. 1 Derry Girls Experience, Tower Museum, County DerryThe walled city of Derry has a new attraction for fans of the award-winning TV sitcom Derry Girls. An...
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...
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...
Ireland’s rural heartlands offer serene beauty, picturesque towns and villages and heritage gems, without the crowds. Relaxation is the watchword for Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands. With gorgeous lake lands, rivers, hills and forests, it’s the perfect place to enjoy a slow adventure in nature. The majestic River Shannon flows through the Heartlands, so taking a cruise is a great way to see...
Serious stargazers should head to Mayo this autumn to celebrate the wonders of the night in this stellar Dark Sky Festival. The Mayo Dark Sky Festival (4 to 6 November) is a celebration of all things astral and a great reason to visit one of the world’s top stargazing locations. Mayo Dark Sky Park stretches between Nephin Mountain Range and the Atlantic Coast...
Three heritage sites on the island of Ireland have been nominated as UNESCO World Heritage sites. The Neolithic Passage Tomb Landscape of County Sligo, the Transatlantic Cable in Valentia, County Kerry, and the Royal Sites of Ireland are included in the new World Heritage Tentative List for Ireland, moving one step closer to achieving UNESCO World Heritage status.The Tentative List...
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...
A new festival full of incredible adventures in and around the celebrated Irish town of Killarney, County Kerry, is set to get underway this spring. The inaugural Wander Wild Festival, running from 25 – 27 March inclusive, promises a long weekend packed with unique experiences in some of the most amazing natural settings anywhere in the world. Offering an eclectic choice of...
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...
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...

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