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# failte-ireland - Monday 22 April, 2013

Ireland getting better in offering value for money, say tourists
# Tourism
# Tourism

Ireland getting better in offering value for money, say tourists

Apr 22nd 2013, 11:24 AM 7,385 Views 33 Comments

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
# Céad Míle Fáilte
# Céad Míle Fáilte

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

Mar 24th 2013, 12:36 PM 31,847 Views 88 Comments

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...
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Mar 15th 2013, 7:00 PM 5,633 Views 11 Comments

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
# St Patrick's Day
# St Patrick's Day

'Green carpet treatment' for world's media

Mar 13th 2013, 9:45 AM 6,229 Views 18 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Feb 4th 2013, 7:00 AM 41 Views 126 Comments

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
# Tourism
# Tourism

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

Dec 30th 2012, 4:26 PM 12,322 Views 96 Comments

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...
# Tourism Town
# Tourism Town

Ireland’s first national tourism town named...

Dec 7th 2012, 6:35 PM 23,643 Views 57 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 7th 2012, 9:11 AM 13,751 Views 86 Comments

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
# Not The News
# Not The News

Here is the week's news... skewed

Nov 10th 2012, 5:00 PM 3,484 Views 4 Comments

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
# Kilkenny
# Kilkenny

€5.5m tourism investment announced in Kilkenny

Oct 30th 2012, 3:30 PM 7,701 Views 58 Comments

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.

# failte-ireland - Thursday 18 October, 2012

€5 million funding planned for local The Gathering events - and more to come
# The Gathering
# The Gathering

€5 million funding planned for local The Gathering events - and more to come

Oct 18th 2012, 6:45 AM 4,303 Views 18 Comments

Fine Gael Mayo Deputy Michelle Mulherin said the funding is great news which will help people in planning community activities during the event.

# failte-ireland - Tuesday 16 October, 2012

Fáilte Ireland says some tourism sectors are outperforming others
# Fáilte Ireland
# Fáilte Ireland

Fáilte Ireland says some tourism sectors are outperforming others

Oct 16th 2012, 4:08 PM 5,011 Views 2 Comments

Failte Ireland says confidence in tourism has improved but there are still challenges with some sectors outperforming others.

# failte-ireland - Wednesday 29 August, 2012

Sponsorship of Emerald Isle Classic costs The Gathering over €600,000
# Emerald Isle Classic
# Emerald Isle Classic

Sponsorship of Emerald Isle Classic costs The Gathering over €600,000

Aug 29th 2012, 9:16 PM 12,859 Views 31 Comments

Saturday’s game is set to be viewed by a worldwide audience of over three million people.

# failte-ireland - Friday 3 August, 2012

Ladies Irish Open: Matthew leads the way with English duo close behind
# Carly Booth
From The42
# Carly Booth

Ladies Irish Open: Matthew leads the way with English duo close behind

Aug 3rd 2012, 6:32 PM 555 Views 0 Comments

Local amatuer stars Lisa and Leona Maguire endured tough opening rounds at Killeen Castle.

# failte-ireland - Sunday 29 July, 2012

Potential for growth in tourism sector highlighted at Summer School
# Tourism
# Tourism

Potential for growth in tourism sector highlighted at Summer School

Jul 29th 2012, 7:15 AM 2,485 Views 18 Comments

Leaders in the tourism sector highlighted paths for potential growth in the sector at the Garret FitzGerald Summer School in Killarney.

# failte-ireland - Monday 2 July, 2012

Fáilte Ireland: Get out of bed and welcome Volvo Ocean Race
# Volvo Ocean Race
# Volvo Ocean Race

Fáilte Ireland: Get out of bed and welcome Volvo Ocean Race

Jul 2nd 2012, 10:17 AM 6,148 Views 12 Comments

Kerryman Damian Foxall is the watch leader on French entry Groupama, and says that “anything but overall victory” would be a disaster for them.

# failte-ireland - Thursday 28 June, 2012

Better marketing of Dublin as tourist destination could create 27,000 jobs
# Tourism
# Tourism

Better marketing of Dublin as tourist destination could create 27,000 jobs

Jun 28th 2012, 7:15 AM 4,512 Views 48 Comments

A report recommends closer collaboration between various stakeholders and the creation of a Dublin specific brand to market to potential overseas visitors as tourism in Dublin fell significantly in the post-Celtic Tiger years.

# failte-ireland - Monday 18 June, 2012

Photos: Ireland’s top 10 attractions revealed
# Hot Spots
# Hot Spots

Photos: Ireland’s top 10 attractions revealed

Jun 18th 2012, 2:40 PM 30,089 Views 60 Comments

Which places around the country drew the most visitors last year? And does this vintage photo give you a clue?

# failte-ireland - Thursday 15 March, 2012

Ellen starts filming for St Patrick's Day show in Dublin
# Pints
# Pints

Ellen starts filming for St Patrick's Day show in Dublin

Mar 15th 2012, 9:50 PM 13,189 Views 57 Comments

The Guinness Storehouse will welcome the crew of the US talk show with a pint and some beef stew.

# failte-ireland - Tuesday 1 November, 2011

2011 marks recovery for Irish tourism
# Destination Ireland
# Destination Ireland

2011 marks recovery for Irish tourism

Nov 1st 2011, 7:00 AM 611 Views 13 Comments

Research by Fáilte Ireland has indicated that 2011 is proving to be a turning point for Irish tourism.

# failte-ireland - Wednesday 12 October, 2011

Fáilte Ireland scholarship to attract foreign English language tutors
# Bienvenue
# Bienvenue

Fáilte Ireland scholarship to attract foreign English language tutors

Oct 12th 2011, 7:43 AM 643 Views 7 Comments

The new scheme will entice people from certain countries, who teach English as a foreign language, to live and work in Ireland.

# failte-ireland - Wednesday 3 August, 2011

In pictures: The horsey set at the RDS
# Hay Day
From The Daily Edge
# Hay Day

In pictures: The horsey set at the RDS

Aug 3rd 2011, 9:00 PM 1,644 Views 1 Comment

It’s the Fáilte Ireland Dublin Horse Show time of year again. Here’s what the four-legged and two-legged got up to today…

# failte-ireland - Tuesday 31 May, 2011

Sky Garden may cost the taxpayer another €100k
# Diarmuid Gavin
# Diarmuid Gavin

Sky Garden may cost the taxpayer another €100k

May 31st 2011, 9:23 AM 875 Views 0 Comments

Transport, insurance and operation costs associated with Diarmuid Gavin’s award-winning Sky Garden may end up costing the taxpayer thousands more.

# failte-ireland - Tuesday 10 May, 2011

Don't call me princess: Fáilte Ireland makes Queen gaffe
# Etiquette
From The Daily Edge
# Etiquette

Don't call me princess: Fáilte Ireland makes Queen gaffe

May 10th 2011, 11:09 AM 3,356 Views 4 Comments

So our national tourism board got the British royal etiquette wrong – but how easy is it to know how to greet a monarch? We look at international royal meet ‘n’ greet customs.

# failte-ireland - Friday 29 April, 2011

Over 2,000 people to go through Garda vetting to be a Dublin city ambassador
# Fáilte
# Fáilte

Over 2,000 people to go through Garda vetting to be a Dublin city ambassador

Apr 29th 2011, 5:17 PM 2,418 Views 0 Comments

Garda clearance applications must be processed before the ambassador scheme can go ahead, but organisers say they’re “confident”.

# failte-ireland - Tuesday 11 January, 2011

Tourists think Ireland is "better value for money" than before
# Tourism
# Tourism

Tourists think Ireland is "better value for money" than before

Jan 11th 2011, 7:05 PM 521 Views 0 Comments

Annual tourism report makes for stark reading – the industry was down €4.6bn in 2010 – but there are some reasons for optimism…

# failte-ireland - Wednesday 29 December, 2010

Numbers visiting Ireland down 15% on last year
# Tourism
# Tourism

Numbers visiting Ireland down 15% on last year

Dec 29th 2010, 9:41 AM 488 Views 0 Comments

The volume of tourists coming to Ireland fell by a million in 2010, according to estimates by the travel industry.

# failte-ireland - Tuesday 23 November, 2010

Is the Irish Open to tee off next summer?
# Open For Business
From The42
# Open For Business

Is the Irish Open to tee off next summer?

Nov 23rd 2010, 10:25 AM 248 Views 0 Comments

Big news for Irish golf fans as the Race to Dubai 2011 schedule is set to be released later.

# failte-ireland - Tuesday 26 October, 2010

New DIY kit could transform your town into a 'tourist trap'
# Tourist Trap
# Tourist Trap

New DIY kit could transform your town into a 'tourist trap'

Oct 26th 2010, 10:50 AM 266 Views 0 Comments

Fáilte Ireland has introduced a new initiative aimed at helping towns exploit the tourism potential of their history – but will it impress the New York Times?