Posts Tagged ‘Tourism’

West Cork

Take a walk (or a drive) on the wild side. West Cork offers an abundance of wildlife, nature, and scenery. ℘℘℘ Is there a more intriguing place in Ireland than West Cork? On a recent trip, I was dazzled by the wild beauty of its rugged coastline. I loved its small towns and villages, eachRead more..

Travel:
Girls on a Bus Through Ireland

CIE Tours International’s Taste of Ireland Tour is a trip not soon to be forgotten. Irish America sent Tara Dougherty and Sheila Langan to discover its splendor. Scroll down for more photos and a chance to win your own 5 day/4 night Taste of Ireland tour for two. ℘℘℘ TARA: An Irish American’s First Time inRead more..

Record-Breaking Year for Irish Tourism

For the first time since figures have been recorded, more than one million North Americans visited Ireland in 2016. The numbers were released in June by Fáilte Ireland. “While we have known for some time that 2016 was a record year for tourism, this week’s report adds more layers to our understanding of that performance,” CaemanRead more..

Salmon, Mead, and Sunsets at Ireland’s Oldest Working Lighthouse

Hook Lighthouse, located on the Hook Head peninsula in County Waterford, has expanded its tourism offerings this year by introducing sunset tours to capitalize on the vast seascapes and glorious colors of the Irish Sea. “Watching the sun go down at the tip of the Hook Peninsula is a memorable experience. The lighthouse watch-room offersRead more..

Lovely Lough Erne

Two connected lakes on the River Erne in County Fermanagh boast over 150 islands, great fishing, and the lovely town of Enniskillen, which sits right between the upper and lower lough. There is an old saying in Fermanagh, “In summer Fermanagh has the lake lands, in winter the lake lands has Fermanagh.” This was certainlyRead more..

Hop Into Dublin

Is there a better way to take in Ireland’s capital than sitting back with coffee on a hop-on hop-off coach tour while a great Irish storyteller fills you in on the history? Unlike many major cities Dublin is small, but perfectly formed, with its center measuring just over 44 square miles. The first settlement onRead more..

Follow the Music:
Advice from a November
Holiday in Ireland

Liz Cunningham-Purchia, her boyfriend Tim Gannon, his sister Clare, and her husband Jano Cabrera, all Washington, D.C. transplants, planned a November escape to trace their roots and follow the music. This is their account of six nights in Ireland. We’ve never heard any of our relatives say “You have to visit Ireland in November.” Nor would our practice of booking eveningRead more..

Céad Mile Fáilte:
Alison Metcalfe

Alison Metcalfe, Tourism Ireland’s Head of North America, talks about her own experiences as a traveler and the joys of drawing visitors to one of the most welcoming places in the world. When was the first time you were a tourist? It’s hard to say. We always traveled as a family when I was growingRead more..

Valentia Island’s Buried Treasure

Buried treasure on a remote Irish island, the descendants of a 13th-century Knight and a 19th century American entrepreneur – and the birth of the modern communications industry. It’s not the plot of some barely-believable potboiler, but the real-life back story behind a bid to have the small island of Valentia – off the coastRead more..

New Ross’ Town Crier Announces the Second Annual Irish America Day

Visitors to New Ross town might have been surprised to see a ‘Town Crier’ dressed as he would have in 1776, as he took to the quayside to practice reading the Declaration of Independence ahead of this week’s July 4th Irish American Day celebrations. An action packed programme of events for all the family wasRead more..