For the 9th year in a row, Tourism Ireland has won the Best Destination Award from Travel Weekly’s Reader’s Choice Awards. Travel Weekly is the leading newspaper for American travel agents and professionals and its thousands of readers voted for the various categories over the summer. Beating off tough competition from European hotspots like Italy, France, Greece, Spain, and … [Read more...] about Tourism Ireland Wins Travel Weekly’s Best Destination Award
Oddly enough, Elizabeth I of England made an unintentional contribution to the English language when she coined the word "blarney." Tired of the Lord of Blarney's constant filibustering with "fair words and soft speech," the exasperated queen shouted, "Blarney, Blarney--it's all Blarney. What he says he does not mean, and what he means he does not say." Blarney, a village … [Read more...] about A Bit of Blarney: A Visit to Blarney Castle
A pilgrim-walking route, linking Cashel in County Tipperary and Ardmore in County Waterford, follows the trail of St. Declan who, in the late 5th century, left his monastery in Waterford to walk to Cashel to meet with future patron saint, Patrick. Ireland’s south east, celebrated for its historical Viking ties and impressive hurling record, now has another claim to fame: St. … [Read more...] about Let the Road Rise Up to Meet You
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, and other sunny destinations for a break has … [Read more...] about Ireland’s Tourism
Prospects Are Improving
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 a night of celebration and discussion. Alison Metcalfe, Tourism Ireland’s … [Read more...] about Tourism Ireland’s “Green Is the New Black”