One of Ireland’s leading diaspora initiatives is today launching a new network of regional Irish partners to connect those of Irish heritage abroad with their places of origin. Ireland Reaching Out (IrelandXO), which has more than 150,000 members worldwide, wants to team up with local organisations to help drive regional tourism as part of the economic recovery. The charity plans to...
Many activities and attractions in Bundoran are open for business and are ready to welcome guests across the summer months. Despite some businesses still being affected by recent announcements, there are plenty of activities in the seaside town as is evident from the 2021 Discover Bundoran brochure which has been launched as an online publication. The 42 page brochure is...
Art worth an estimated €7 million (£6 million) by artists as diverse as Andy Warhol, Salvador Dali, Banksy, Pablo Picasso and Patrick O’Reilly will go on display this weekend at Ireland’s biggest post-lockdown art fair. The final touches are being made to Art and Soul – The Holywood International Art and Sculpture Fair, at the five-star Culloden Estate and Spa...
Message from the CEO of Fáilte Ireland: It is fantastic to see tourism and hospitality businesses across the country reopening their doors. Our research shows that when restrictions eased last summer, the economy saw a return of €843 million from domestic holiday spend in Q3 (up 52% on the previous period in 2019). Based on this, an earlier reopening and a...
Major boost for Ireland and tourism with €73million investment in new world-class visitor experience The large-scale tourism attractions awarded funding are in counties Cavan, Donegal, Dublin and Mayo. The projects displayed the greatest potential to increase employment, drive visitors to the region and lengthen the tourism season beyond the summer. Up to 8,000 direct and indirect jobs are set to be...
€6m investment in digital transformation of tourism activities and attractions announced Minister for Tourism Catherine Martin TD today (29th May 2021) unveiled details of Fáilte Ireland’s new Digital that Delivers programme which will see an initial investment of €6m in the specialised training and digitalisation of visitor attractions and activities across Ireland in 2021. As only 15% of Irish activity and...
Minister O’Donovan announces free admission to OPW visitor sites in support of the Government’s recovery and reopening plan. Mr. Patrick O’ Donovan T.D., Minister of State with responsibility for the Office of Public Works (OPW), today announced that admission charges to all fee-paying open OPW heritage sites are being waived in line with the Government’s recovery and reopening plan outlined...
Minister Catherine Martin welcomes the reopening of Ireland’s National Cultural Institutions PRESS RELEASE C/O Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media   Catherine Martin TD, Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, has welcomed the reopening today of Ireland’s National Cultural Institutions, along with galleries, museums and libraries across the country. Many of these cultural attractions welcomed their...
New Shannon Tourism Masterplan to transform tourism in Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands and drive rural development. A major new plan to develop the tourism potential of the Shannon region, The Shannon Tourism Masterplan, has been launched by Darragh O’Brien T.D, Minister for Housing, Local Government & Heritage and Catherine Martin T.D., Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media with...
Fáilte Ireland has today launched a new plan to help drive and sustain tourism in the Dingle Peninsula. Entitled the ‘Visitor Experience Development Plan for the Dingle Peninsula’ (with a corresponding Irish version) the plan aims to create a sustainable tourism destination by extending the tourism season and spreading business across all parts of the Dingle Peninsula over the...

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