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...
Ireland's vast network of rivers, lakes and canals are ecosystems of activity, but also rich in unique experiences, outdoor adventure and pure relaxation. ‘Come away with me O human child, to the waters and the wild’, wrote the great Irish poet WB Yeats over a century ago. The invitation still stands today in a land of crystal clear lakes, majestic...
Foaming seas, staggering cliffs, ancient constructs – experience the awe inspiring views of Ireland's Southern Peninsulas... FOLLOW THIS FIVE DAY JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY COVERING 303 MILES Strike out from Tralee, and discover five impeccable peninsulas – Dingle, Iveragh, Beara, Sheep and Mizen – each with its own quirky identity. From the ancient and ethereal beauty of the Ring of Kerry, to...
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...
Northern Ireland’s dramatic Gobbins Cliff Path has reopened with new speciality tours adding a twist to the experience. The exhilarating cliff-top and below-sea-level Gobbins Cliff Path has been called the most dramatic coastal walk in Europe. Stretching for two miles along the spectacular County Antrim Causeway Coast, it skirts cliff edges, crosses tubular and suspension bridges, and winds its way up stone-carved staircases,...
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...
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...
The night before the Battle of the Boyne, King William of Orange was hit by Jacobite artillery fire while out on a reconnaissance mission. Fortune favoured King Billy that July evening as he only suffered a flesh wound before going on to take victory in the most famous battle to have ever taken place on Irish soil. Had the hit...
By Karl Doyle After upwards of 200,000 punters turned up to 2019’s sold-out Open Golf Championship at Royal Portrush Golf Club, Northern Ireland is firmly front and centre in golfers’ minds once again. While millions around the globe watched avidly as the finest players on the planet battled it out for the prestigious Claret Jug – bagged in impressive fashion by...

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