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# failte-ireland - Thursday 3 September, 2015

The LGBT tourist in Ireland is now worth €2.3 million per DAY
# Booming
# Booming

The LGBT tourist in Ireland is now worth €2.3 million per DAY

Sep 3rd 2015, 1:03 PM 17,917 Views 90 Comments

Ireland’s tourist figures are on the rise with the positive waves from the marriage referendum lifting all boats.

# failte-ireland - Tuesday 4 August, 2015

These remote Irish spots are about to make it to Google Street View
# Would You Look
# Would You Look

These remote Irish spots are about to make it to Google Street View

Aug 4th 2015, 11:50 AM 24,092 Views 11 Comments

Google is lending its Google Trekker to Fáilte Ireland (nice of them…).

Poll: Would you recommend Ireland as a tourist destination?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you recommend Ireland as a tourist destination?

Aug 4th 2015, 8:50 AM 24,686 Views 105 Comments

It’s a popular destination – does it live up to the hype?

# failte-ireland - Tuesday 28 July, 2015

You could be going to 'Ireland's Alcatraz' for your next summer concert
# SPIKE ISLAND
# SPIKE ISLAND

You could be going to 'Ireland's Alcatraz' for your next summer concert

Jul 28th 2015, 2:53 PM 17,011 Views 35 Comments

Cork County Council are to redevelop Spike Island into a tourist attraction and venue.

# failte-ireland - Sunday 26 July, 2015

These are Ireland's top 15 tourist towns
# Going Anywhere Nice?
# Going Anywhere Nice?

These are Ireland's top 15 tourist towns

Jul 26th 2015, 2:37 PM 44,927 Views 110 Comments

Is your town here?

# failte-ireland - Thursday 23 July, 2015

Ireland could be heading for its best ever year of tourism
# Some Spot
# Some Spot

Ireland could be heading for its best ever year of tourism

Jul 23rd 2015, 8:59 PM 16,092 Views 58 Comments

Figures from the CSO released today have shown a 11% increase in the number of overseas visits.

# failte-ireland - Sunday 12 July, 2015

Want to see Ireland as a tourist? These are the official top 10 attractions...
# Tourism
# Tourism

Want to see Ireland as a tourist? These are the official top 10 attractions...

Jul 12th 2015, 10:00 AM 50,950 Views 50 Comments

No surprises what comes out on top again…

# failte-ireland - Tuesday 30 June, 2015

Ireland is doing its best to make caravan holidays a thing again
# Holliers
# Holliers

Ireland is doing its best to make caravan holidays a thing again

Jun 30th 2015, 11:30 AM 21,976 Views 20 Comments

There’s a new standard being set for off-beat accommodation.

# failte-ireland - Wednesday 15 April, 2015

The people behind the new 'east coast' tourism drive left Louth off their map

The people behind the new 'east coast' tourism drive left Louth off their map

Apr 15th 2015, 3:01 PM 23,889 Views 42 Comments

A Louth TD was unhappy at the county being left off the map for ‘Ireland’s Ancient East’.

# failte-ireland - Tuesday 14 April, 2015

Open Thread: Where should tourists visit off the beaten track in 'Ireland's Ancient East'?
# Love Ireland
# Love Ireland

Open Thread: Where should tourists visit off the beaten track in 'Ireland's Ancient East'?

Apr 14th 2015, 8:00 PM 18,768 Views 89 Comments

Tell us what’s on offer in the east and south of the country.

# failte-ireland - Thursday 27 November, 2014

What are the best towns in Ireland for tourism?
# Thank You Come Again
# Thank You Come Again

What are the best towns in Ireland for tourism?

Nov 27th 2014, 10:00 PM 27,331 Views 43 Comments

Fáilte Ireland gave out some awards today…

# failte-ireland - Saturday 25 October, 2014

Temple Bar's cobbled streets under threat as women wearing stilettos can't walk on them
# BALANCING ACT
# BALANCING ACT

Temple Bar's cobbled streets under threat as women wearing stilettos can't walk on them

Oct 25th 2014, 3:00 PM 32,406 Views 106 Comments

The chairman of Fáilte Ireland said it is a practical problem that needs fixing.

# failte-ireland - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

Publican refuses to hire foreign nationals to greet customers
# Charlie Chawke
# Charlie Chawke

Publican refuses to hire foreign nationals to greet customers

Sep 30th 2014, 11:00 AM 30,861 Views 302 Comments

Charlie Chawke has said he only employs Irish workers as front-of-house staff.

The Germans are going nuts for Ireland and the Wild Atlantic Way
# Das Ist Gut
# Das Ist Gut

The Germans are going nuts for Ireland and the Wild Atlantic Way

Sep 30th 2014, 10:41 AM 24,498 Views 27 Comments

Tourism operators report their best summer since the Celtic Tiger years.

# failte-ireland - Friday 26 September, 2014

More people are choosing Ireland as their holiday destination
# Holliers
# Holliers

More people are choosing Ireland as their holiday destination

Sep 26th 2014, 6:54 PM 9,944 Views 20 Comments

New figures from CSO show visitor numbers up again.

# failte-ireland - Monday 8 September, 2014

The top 10 tourism towns in Ireland have been selected, did your town make it?
# Shortlist
# Shortlist

The top 10 tourism towns in Ireland have been selected, did your town make it?

Sep 8th 2014, 4:02 PM 45,340 Views 83 Comments

They were assessed on the quality of the visitor experience they offered.

# failte-ireland - Monday 25 August, 2014

Massive insurance meeting will bring €9 million to Irish economy
# Business Class
# Business Class

Massive insurance meeting will bring €9 million to Irish economy

Aug 25th 2014, 2:45 PM 8,577 Views 14 Comments

A new initiative aims at bringing the lucrative events to Ireland.

# failte-ireland - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

Record tourism season predicted after 10% boost in visits
# More In The Door
# More In The Door

Record tourism season predicted after 10% boost in visits

Jul 29th 2014, 10:37 AM 6,768 Views 37 Comments

We owe our cousins in the UK a big thank you…

# failte-ireland - Sunday 27 July, 2014

Elbow and coffee conferences to bring €11m to Dublin
# That's Different
# That's Different

Elbow and coffee conferences to bring €11m to Dublin

Jul 27th 2014, 2:13 PM 16,949 Views 24 Comments

Fáilte Ireland said four major conferences have been secured over the next 12 months which will mean some serious revenue for the capital.

# failte-ireland - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

Paschal Donohoe very awkwardly wore a cowboy hat in Dublin today - but why?
# Good Sports
# Good Sports

Paschal Donohoe very awkwardly wore a cowboy hat in Dublin today - but why?

Jul 16th 2014, 1:49 PM 14,650 Views 50 Comments

Just keep smiling, Minister…

# failte-ireland - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

'Crack teams' of secret tourism inspectors could be coming to your town...
# Day-trip Detectives
# Day-trip Detectives

'Crack teams' of secret tourism inspectors could be coming to your town...

Jul 8th 2014, 12:25 PM 7,961 Views 13 Comments

…. as long as it isn’t ‘dirty’.

# failte-ireland - Friday 27 June, 2014

Will the Stig be doing a time trial in the Ring of Kerry?
# Wild Atlantic Way
# Wild Atlantic Way

Will the Stig be doing a time trial in the Ring of Kerry?

Jun 27th 2014, 12:00 PM 15,410 Views 39 Comments

Let’s file that under ‘thing we need to see’.

# failte-ireland - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

Coastal tourism could be worth €2bn and sustain 80,000 jobs... but only if we think big
# Making A Splash
# Making A Splash

Coastal tourism could be worth €2bn and sustain 80,000 jobs... but only if we think big

Jun 18th 2014, 9:59 PM 15,610 Views 43 Comments

The head of Fáilte Ireland believes more projects like the Wild Atlantic Way could achieve this.

# failte-ireland - Monday 5 May, 2014

This sweet Fáilte Ireland ad will take you right back to your childhood holidays
# Ice Cream Please
From The Daily Edge
# Ice Cream Please

This sweet Fáilte Ireland ad will take you right back to your childhood holidays

May 5th 2014, 12:14 PM 28,954 Views 30 Comments

Melting 99s, playing on the strand and getting sand in your togs.

# failte-ireland - Monday 28 April, 2014

Molly Malone is on the move...
# Dublin's Fair City
# Dublin's Fair City

Molly Malone is on the move...

Apr 28th 2014, 11:07 AM 20,441 Views 25 Comments

But first she’s taking a short break to get spruced up.

# failte-ireland - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

Over 175 regional festivals to benefit from €500k Fáilte Ireland funding
# Festival Fun
# Festival Fun

Over 175 regional festivals to benefit from €500k Fáilte Ireland funding

Apr 22nd 2014, 3:30 PM 6,291 Views 10 Comments

The funding will support music, sport, food and cultural festivals around the country.

# failte-ireland - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

The Gathering-lite? Government propose new plan to keep the Diaspora visiting
# On A Visit
# On A Visit

The Gathering-lite? Government propose new plan to keep the Diaspora visiting

Apr 16th 2014, 6:30 AM 6,754 Views 34 Comments

€3 million is being provided to support 700 local community-based events and festivals each year.

# failte-ireland - Monday 7 April, 2014

Tourists think Ireland is great value for money
# 40 Shades Of Green
# 40 Shades Of Green

Tourists think Ireland is great value for money

Apr 7th 2014, 1:54 PM 16,509 Views 70 Comments

Do you?

# failte-ireland - Friday 21 March, 2014

Powerful response to Ireland Inspires video offers alternative view of Irish life
# List Of Demands
From The Daily Edge
# List Of Demands

Powerful response to Ireland Inspires video offers alternative view of Irish life

Mar 21st 2014, 10:18 AM 22,237 Views 128 Comments

We’re Not Leaving Galway attempt a more accurate representation of the state of the country.

# failte-ireland - Monday 17 March, 2014

9 things every tourist coming to Ireland should know
# Look Of The Irish
From The Daily Edge
# Look Of The Irish

9 things every tourist coming to Ireland should know

Mar 17th 2014, 9:30 AM 85,021 Views 33 Comments

We’re here to help.

# failte-ireland - Thursday 13 March, 2014

Here's the parody version of that Fáilte Ireland ad
# The Real Ireland
From The Daily Edge
# The Real Ireland

Here's the parody version of that Fáilte Ireland ad

Mar 13th 2014, 1:30 PM 9,564 Views 7 Comments

It’s… different.

# failte-ireland - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

Mar 11th 2014, 11:12 PM 16,144 Views 10 Comments

Everybody’s talking about Rehab Group salaries, the sad passing of Christine Buckley and the continuing search for the Malaysian Airlines plane.

# failte-ireland - Monday 3 March, 2014

Government backs National Diaspora Centre but wants a third-party to pay for it
# Céad Míle Fáilte
# Céad Míle Fáilte

Government backs National Diaspora Centre but wants a third-party to pay for it

Mar 3rd 2014, 1:48 PM 4,797 Views 29 Comments

Leo Varadkar says that the funds are not there and those expressing interest will be asked if they would be able to meet some or all of the capital costs.

# failte-ireland - Friday 29 November, 2013

Kilkenny named as Ireland’s 2013 Tourism Town
# Fáilte
# Fáilte

Kilkenny named as Ireland’s 2013 Tourism Town

Nov 29th 2013, 10:05 AM 46,821 Views 202 Comments

The ninth-friendliest city in the world has been honoured again this year.

# failte-ireland - Sunday 27 October, 2013

Plans to mark 1,000 years since "defining" Battle of Clontarf
# Boru Abu
# Boru Abu

Plans to mark 1,000 years since "defining" Battle of Clontarf

Oct 27th 2013, 8:45 AM 16,022 Views 72 Comments

Heritage Minister Jimmy Deenihan hoping for major programme to mark Battle of Clontarf (although, fact fans, it took place “closer to Glasnevin than modern-day Clontarf”.)

# failte-ireland - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

Hundreds of travel bloggers descending on Ireland
# Tbex
# Tbex

Hundreds of travel bloggers descending on Ireland

Oct 2nd 2013, 7:30 AM 10,232 Views 32 Comments

Fáilte Ireland promoting Ireland to digital influencers through international conference being held here.

# failte-ireland - Friday 26 July, 2013

Drumroll, please: And the most popular tourist attractions in Ireland are...
# Hot Spots
# Hot Spots

Drumroll, please: And the most popular tourist attractions in Ireland are...

Jul 26th 2013, 10:28 AM 49,122 Views 162 Comments

Dublin Zoo? Book of Kells? Tayto Park? Here’s the places that took the top spots on this year’s list compiled by Fáilte Ireland.

# failte-ireland - Sunday 7 July, 2013

Galway, the ring of Kerry and museums: What tourists like most about Ireland
# Irish Eyes Are Smiling
# Irish Eyes Are Smiling

Galway, the ring of Kerry and museums: What tourists like most about Ireland

Jul 7th 2013, 2:52 PM 15,444 Views 58 Comments

Hiking/walking is the most popular activity for visitors to Dingle and the North West while museums and galleries came out as the top attractions for visitors to Dublin.

# failte-ireland - Saturday 22 June, 2013

Thousands join Kennedy's relations in New Ross for JFK 50 celebrations
# JFK 50
# JFK 50

Thousands join Kennedy's relations in New Ross for JFK 50 celebrations

Jun 22nd 2013, 12:24 PM 7,050 Views 23 Comments

The only surviving daughter of US President John F Kennedy, Caroline, and his grandchildren will be in New Ross today for the celebrations.

# failte-ireland - Sunday 2 June, 2013

Did your town make the cut? Long list for Ireland's Top Tourism Town announced
# Tourism
# Tourism

Did your town make the cut? Long list for Ireland's Top Tourism Town announced

Jun 2nd 2013, 4:31 PM 31,268 Views 110 Comments

Now in its second year, the award is designed to recognise Irish towns and villages where the local community goes “the extra mile to enhance their appeal to tourists”.