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Tourism is Ireland’s biggest indigenous employer with visitors to the country spending €4.6 billion in 2016, according to Fáilte Ireland figures. That figure is spread across all Ireland’s regions but the Irish Tourism Industry Confederation (ITIC) has collated data to give a breakdown of areas benefiting most from tourism. Unsurprisingly, Dublin leads the way with […]
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More than one million North Americans visited Ireland in 2016, the first time the milestone has ever been broken. The figures were revealed in this week’s preliminary Tourism Facts 2016 – a compilation of Irish tourism findings published by Fáilte Ireland. The report provides details on where tourists came from, where they went in Ireland, […]
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The largest windfarm in Ireland officially opened at Meenadreen, Co Donegal, following a €145m investment by Energia. The 95-megawatt wind farm has 38 turbines standing 115m high with 90m rotor diameter. Renewable energy firm Energia developed the €145m project over two years and power from Meenadreen will be used to supply electricity to homes and […]
Tourism
The City of Galway will be officially launched as European Green Leaf 2017, an environmental designation awarded by the European Commission in “recognition of the city’s commitment to the environment”. Galway was awarded the appointment in June last year, beating off competition from Mikkeli in Finland and Cornellà de Llobregat in Spain, but the status […]
Tourism
The Seventh annual Meath Business & Tourism Awards took place tonight at the Newgrange Hotel in Navan. Hosted by Blathnaid Ni Chofaigh, the awards provide an opportunity to recognize the talent and efforts of the business community throughout Meath. The Overall winner of the Business of the Year Award 2016 was Travalue from Navan, with […]
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Titanic Belfast has been named ‘Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction’ at the prestigious World Travel Awards. The award was presented at a gala ceremony in Sardinia last night. Titanic Belfast beat off stiff competition from attractions like The Eiffel Tower, La Sagrada Familia and Buckingham Palace to claim top spot. Last year, Dublin’s Guinness Storehouse was […]
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1. Alaska The spring and summer months is when you can cruise to Alaska during ; the season runs from May and ends in September. If you’re a fan of glaciers, wildlife, fascinating history and adventurous activities like ziplining and hiking, head north. Ketchikan is dubbed the “Rain Capital of Alaska,” and the forecast can […]
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As the heat wave continues, temperatures have reached as high as 28C in parts of the country today! How are you spending your time in the rare Irish sun? Below , we’ve included a list of locations in Dublin for our readers to visit as they try to make the most of the Irish summer. […]
Tourism
Delegates from FEDETON (EU Federation of Nautical Tourism Destinations) were treated to a warm Donegal welcome when they arrived in Ireland for their General Assembly meeting earlier this month. The event took place in Donegal Town, County Donegal. The AGM, which was held in the Central Hotel, was hosted by Donegal County Council with assistance […]
Tourism
Galway has been awarded European Capital of Culture in 2020, following a competition involving cities from across the island. The European Capital of Culture began in 1985 and has been awarded to more than 50 cities across the EU. Since its inception, every year the European Union designates one city in one European country to […]
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Great news for Irish tourism following the Travel Weekly annual Readers Choice Awards in New York as the country was named ‘Best Destination: Europe’. Travel Weekly is the biggest weekly newspaper for American travel agents and travel professionals, meaning that Irish tourism should see an increase in footfall coming from North America in the coming […]