Posts Tagged ‘Travel’

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..

Ireland’s Appeal Is
Stronger Than Ever

The impact of Covid-19 has been significant on the travel and tourism sector, what plans does Tourism Ireland have in place to encourage US/NA travelers to visit when the time is right?  Tourism to the island of Ireland has grown steadily over the last decade or more and, I’m glad to say, we have welcomedRead 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..

Game of Thrones Set to be Turned into Tourist Attractions in Northern Ireland

“The world’s most popular show,” Game of Thrones, may have wrapped up, but that doesn’t mean you’ve seen the last of Westeros. HBO plans to convert several of the series’ filming locations in Northern Ireland into tourist destinations in an attraction called Game of Thrones Legacy, with a target opening date sometime in 2019. Winterfell, Castle Black, and King’sRead more..

Irish War Brides:
A Little Irish Romance

A group of workers on the docks serenaded the passengers with “When Irish Eyes are Smiling” and “Come Back to Erin.” The sirens of other ships in the harbor wailed while the 314 Irish brides waved, held up their 140 babies, and sang “Auld Lang Syne” through floods of tears as the Henry Gibbins, aRead more..