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Thursday 30 March 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Fáilte Ireland

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# the outing
The LGBT matchmaking festival kicks off today - and the world's media will be here to cover it
Fáilte Ireland has invited a consortium of journalists to see just how LGBT tourism-friendly Ireland has become.
# Best in show
The top 10 tourism towns in Ireland have been selected, did your town make it?
A team of independent ‘secret shoppers’ have been stopping by these towns over the past few weeks.
# hello tourists
Dublin Mountains might be getting a restaurant
… and a few other upgrades to attract tourists.
# booming
The LGBT tourist in Ireland is now worth €2.3 million per DAY
Ireland’s tourist figures are on the rise with the positive waves from the marriage referendum lifting all boats.
# would you look
These remote Irish spots are about to make it to Google Street View
Google is lending its Google Trekker to Fáilte Ireland (nice of them…).
# Your Say
Poll: Would you recommend Ireland as a tourist destination?
It’s a popular destination – does it live up to the hype?
You could be going to 'Ireland's Alcatraz' for your next summer concert
Cork County Council are to redevelop Spike Island into a tourist attraction and venue.
# Going anywhere nice?
These are Ireland's top 15 tourist towns
Is your town here?
# some spot
Ireland could be heading for its best ever year of tourism
Figures from the CSO released today have shown a 11% increase in the number of overseas visits.
# Tourism
Want to see Ireland as a tourist? These are the official top 10 attractions...
No surprises what comes out on top again…
# Holliers
Ireland is doing its best to make caravan holidays a thing again
There’s a new standard being set for off-beat accommodation.
The people behind the new 'east coast' tourism drive left Louth off their map
A Louth TD was unhappy at the county being left off the map for ‘Ireland’s Ancient East’.
# love ireland
Open Thread: Where should tourists visit off the beaten track in 'Ireland's Ancient East'?
Tell us what’s on offer in the east and south of the country.
# thank you come again
What are the best towns in Ireland for tourism?
Fáilte Ireland gave out some awards today…
Temple Bar's cobbled streets under threat as women wearing stilettos can't walk on them
The chairman of Fáilte Ireland said it is a practical problem that needs fixing.
# Charlie Chawke
Publican refuses to hire foreign nationals to greet customers
Charlie Chawke has said he only employs Irish workers as front-of-house staff.
# das ist gut
The Germans are going nuts for Ireland and the Wild Atlantic Way
Tourism operators report their best summer since the Celtic Tiger years.
# Holliers
More people are choosing Ireland as their holiday destination
New figures from CSO show visitor numbers up again.
# Shortlist
The top 10 tourism towns in Ireland have been selected, did your town make it?
They were assessed on the quality of the visitor experience they offered.
# business class
Massive insurance meeting will bring €9 million to Irish economy
A new initiative aims at bringing the lucrative events to Ireland.
# more in the door
Record tourism season predicted after 10% boost in visits
We owe our cousins in the UK a big thank you…
# that's different
Elbow and coffee conferences to bring €11m to Dublin
Fáilte Ireland said four major conferences have been secured over the next 12 months which will mean some serious revenue for the capital.
# good sports
Paschal Donohoe very awkwardly wore a cowboy hat in Dublin today - but why?
Just keep smiling, Minister…
# day-trip detectives
'Crack teams' of secret tourism inspectors could be coming to your town...
…. as long as it isn’t ‘dirty’.
# wild atlantic way
Will the Stig be doing a time trial in the Ring of Kerry?
Let’s file that under ‘thing we need to see’.
# Making A Splash
Coastal tourism could be worth €2bn and sustain 80,000 jobs... but only if we think big
The head of Fáilte Ireland believes more projects like the Wild Atlantic Way could achieve this.
# ice cream please
This sweet Fáilte Ireland ad will take you right back to your childhood holidays
Melting 99s, playing on the strand and getting sand in your togs.
# Dublin's Fair City
Molly Malone is on the move...
But first she’s taking a short break to get spruced up.
# festival fun
Over 175 regional festivals to benefit from €500k Fáilte Ireland funding
The funding will support music, sport, food and cultural festivals around the country.
# on a visit
The Gathering-lite? Government propose new plan to keep the Diaspora visiting
€3 million is being provided to support 700 local community-based events and festivals each year.
# 40 shades of green
Tourists think Ireland is great value for money
Do you?
# list of demands
Powerful response to Ireland Inspires video offers alternative view of Irish life
We’re Not Leaving Galway attempt a more accurate representation of the state of the country.
# look of the irish
9 things every tourist coming to Ireland should know
We’re here to help.
# the real ireland
Here's the parody version of that Fáilte Ireland ad
It’s… different.
# News Fix
Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday
Everybody’s talking about Rehab Group salaries, the sad passing of Christine Buckley and the continuing search for the Malaysian Airlines plane.
# Céad Míle Fáilte
Government backs National Diaspora Centre but wants a third-party to pay for it
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.
# Fáilte
Kilkenny named as Ireland’s 2013 Tourism Town
The ninth-friendliest city in the world has been honoured again this year.
# boru abu
Plans to mark 1,000 years since "defining" Battle of Clontarf
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”.)
# tbex
Hundreds of travel bloggers descending on Ireland
Fáilte Ireland promoting Ireland to digital influencers through international conference being held here.
# hot spots
Drumroll, please: And the most popular tourist attractions in Ireland are...
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.