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The Homecoming:
My Joyous First Return to Ireland Since Covid Began

Niall O’Dowd was on the first full Aer Lingus flight from New York to Dublin this week as entry requirements in Ireland were finally rolled back. Aer Lingus flew its first full flight since March 2020 from New York to Dublin on Monday, as Covid travel restrictions in Ireland are no longer in place andRead more..

Ireland’s Tourism
Prospects Are Improving

By Deaglán de Bréadún Tourism is an important element of the Irish economy and it has suffered greatly because of the restrictions imposed during the COVID-19 pandemic. A whole raft of conditions has been applied to inward travel. Outward travel has also been restricted and Irish people’s passion for heading off to Spain, Portugal, andRead more..

Following in Frederick Douglass’s Footsteps:
A Walking Tour of Dublin

Irish America Staff In August 1845, an American “fugitive slave” named Frederick Douglass arrived in Dublin. He was seeking refuge from capture and a return to enslavement in his home country. Twenty-seven-year-old Douglass referred to his four months in Ireland as the “happiest moments” of his life. He also described it as “transformative”. Ireland changedRead more..

A Multi-Generational
Family Trip Home

Rosemary Rogers shares her experience of traveling to Ireland with her daughter, son-in-law, grandchildren, and sister in 2017.  When I was 12 my mother took me to Ireland, her first trip home since she left 35 years earlier. In keeping with that tradition, I took my daughter, Nell, several times but in 2017 our groupRead more..

Magnificent Munster

Munster is located in the southern part of Ireland and consists of six counties: Cork, Clare, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary, and Waterford. Its main centers of population include Cork City, the country’s third-largest city after Dublin and Belfast; Limerick, the nearest city to Shannon Airport; and Waterford, on the southeast coast. It boasts a wide rangeRead more..

Exploring Ulster

The northern-most province of Ulster contains a diverse array of cultures and sites, which, combined, tell the tale of modern Ireland, a place of history, pluralism, and an evolving culture. Ulster is divided into nine counties including the six that comprise Northern Ireland: Antrim, Armagh, Down, Fermanagh, Londonderry, and Tyrone, as well as Cavan, Donegal,Read more..

News: Irish Hotels
Scoop Forbes Awards

Eight Irish hotels have been recognized as ranking among the world’s best hotels, restaurants, and spas, according to the Forbes Travel Guide. Ashford Castle in Cong, County Mayo, was one of only eight in the world to be awarded five stars in Forbes’ 2020 Star Awards. It was also the first Irish hotel to everRead more..

Tourism Ireland’s “Green
Is the New Black”

Tourism Ireland hosted a stellar event at The Lotte New York Palace Hotel in New York City on January 28 to launch its 2020 marketing plan – an extension of the 2019 “Fill Your Heart with Ireland” campaign. Guests from all over the U.S. and Ireland filled the beautiful ballroom at the Palace for aRead more..

A Visit to the Irish
America Hall of Fame

The Irish America Hall of Fame is fast becoming a travel destination in Ireland. The Hall of Fame is housed at the Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience in New Ross, County Wexford. The ship, open for tours, is an exact replica of a sailing ship of that name that ferried thousands of Irish to America duringRead more..

Paddling in the Wake of St. Patrick & Game of Thrones

Looking for a truly exceptional adventure? Paddleboarding is the fastest growing sport in the world, and Ireland offers an abundance of waterways – some challenging, some less so – and, as our intrepid Canadian couple discovered, all flanked by stunning landscapes of mountains, lakes, coastlines, and islands. We wanted to drink in Ireland’s audaciously greenRead more..