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# failte-ireland - Thursday 27 November, 2014

What are the best towns in Ireland for tourism?

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

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

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

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

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 This post contains images

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.

# failte-ireland - Monday 25 August, 2014

Massive insurance meeting will bring €9 million to Irish economy

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

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

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?

Just keep smiling, Minister…

# failte-ireland - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

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

…. 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?

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

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

# failte-ireland - Monday 5 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge This sweet Fáilte Ireland ad will take you right back to your childhood holidays 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.

# failte-ireland - Monday 28 April, 2014

Molly Malone is on the move...

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

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

€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 This post contains a poll

Tourists think Ireland is great value for money

Do you?

# failte-ireland - Friday 21 March, 2014

From The Daily Edge Powerful response to Ireland Inspires video offers alternative view of Irish life 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.

# failte-ireland - Monday 17 March, 2014

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

9 things every tourist coming to Ireland should know

We’re here to help.

# failte-ireland - Thursday 13 March, 2014

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

Here's the parody version of that Fáilte Ireland ad

It’s… different.

# failte-ireland - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

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.

# failte-ireland - Monday 3 March, 2014

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.

# failte-ireland - Friday 29 November, 2013

Kilkenny named as Ireland’s 2013 Tourism Town Fáilte This post contains a poll

Kilkenny named as Ireland’s 2013 Tourism Town

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

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

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...

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

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

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

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”.

# failte-ireland - Monday 22 April, 2013

Ireland getting better in offering value for money, say tourists

Tourists told Fáilte Ireland that Ireland has improved significantly in giving value for money over the past 10 years.

# failte-ireland - Sunday 24 March, 2013

Ireland is the 9th friendliest country in the world for tourists

Research by the World Economic Forum says we’re still among the most welcoming countries in the world for visitors.

# failte-ireland - Friday 15 March, 2013

Column: So you want to set up a festival? Here's what you should know...

Festivals and events can bring much-needed tourism to a town, village or region, generating substantial economic and socio-cultural benefits. Feargus Dunne advises on how to organise one.

# failte-ireland - Wednesday 13 March, 2013

'Green carpet treatment' for world's media

Journalists are being given a warm welcome this week in the hopes it will boost tourism.

# failte-ireland - Monday 4 February, 2013

Column: The Gathering should be encouraged, not belittled and criticised

This initiative is taking tourism away from the bureaucrats and returning it to the people on the ground, writes John Verling.

# failte-ireland - Sunday 30 December, 2012

First official event of The Gathering kicks off with Dublin NYE party

Thousands of people are expected to take to Dublin’s streets tomorrow night to celebrate New Year’s Eve.

# failte-ireland - Friday 7 December, 2012

Ireland’s first national tourism town named...

It was chosen from a shortlist of ten top tourism towns.

What hotspot will be named Ireland's first 'Tourism Town'? Tourism This post contains a poll This post contains images

What hotspot will be named Ireland's first 'Tourism Town'?

The winner will be picked from a shortlist of 10 this afternoon. But have your say in our mini-poll.

# failte-ireland - Saturday 10 November, 2012

Here is the week's news... skewed

Breaking via The Mire wire: A Gathering storm; Al-Quinnada; and Mitt Romney’s Irish cousin?

# failte-ireland - Tuesday 30 October, 2012

€5.5m tourism investment announced in Kilkenny

The money will be invested in a new “Medieval Mile” project and is just the first phase in a €15 million development package planned over the next four years.