One in two Irish people living abroad are thinking of coming home for Christmas

Thu, Nov 25, 2021

One in two Irish people living abroad are considering coming back to Ireland for Christmas, according to a new survey from FRS Recruitment. This is up from the 3 out of 10 who said they were planning to travel at this time last year.

Those living in the UK or in the Middle East are the most likely to return home in December, with 64% saying they are considering the trip. This was followed by those living in other parts of Europe (57%), while only 42% of those in the US or Canada are likely to travel and on 31% of the Irish abroad living in Australia/ New Zealand.

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Aran Island Ferries wins Best Irish Experience

Thu, Nov 25, 2021

Aran Island Ferries was awarded ‘BEST IRISH EXPERIENCE’ 2021 by travel2ireland and the Irish Travel Trade Network this week.

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Fáilte Ireland turns Dublin’s history and heritage into memorable experiences

Thu, Nov 18, 2021

Minister Catherine Martin TD and Fáilte Ireland have announced that €1.7 million worth of enhancement work will soon be completed on 10 Dublin visitor attractions which will create new immersive experiences that bring to life stories that have shaped Ireland’s history and culture.

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Lally Tours offer for frontline workers

Thu, Nov 18, 2021

The winter has always been a particularly tough time on health services, the colder darker season brings with it the usual illnesses and ailments that put our frontline nurses and doctors under added pressure, this has long been true even before the last 20 months of pandemic battle.

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Knock-London service to resume from December 18

Thu, Nov 11, 2021

Aer Lingus will resume its hugely popular London-Gatwick service on December 18, just in time for the busy Christmas period. The service is returning on a phased basis initially, ahead of a planned full resumption of services in March 2022.

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Weddings in Spain made easy!

Fri, Nov 05, 2021

Located right by the sea on the Costa del Sol, Sunset Beach Club is a popular wedding destination for many Irish brides, and their dedicated Weddings Department is here to assist you every step of the way!

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Top Four Things to Do in Galway

Mon, Nov 01, 2021

Galway is a very vibrant city with an endless supply of things to do, no matter what sort of visit you’re having. Spend all weekend in the pub, or amongst the rolling hills. Gain some culture, or some nature. Make friends or get some much-needed alone time. There’s something for everyone here in Galway. Take a look at our top picks for things to do below.

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‘Dublin can be heaven’, when you stay at Brooks Hotel

Wed, Oct 20, 2021

I have to confess my expectations were high. A few months ago, my wife and daughter had stayed in Brooks Hotel, and returned to Galway wondering why anyone visiting Dublin would stay anywhere else.

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Initiative designed to increase hotel bookings

Thu, Oct 14, 2021

Shannon Group and Ennis, Limerick, Shannon and Galway chambers of Commerce have teamed up on an exciting initiative designed to stimulate hotel bookings and highlight the range of air services available from Shannon Airport.

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Ireland West Airport welcomes return of Aer Lingus Gatwick service in December

Thu, Oct 14, 2021

Ireland West Airport has welcomed the news that Aer Lingus will resume operations on its hugely popular London Gatwick service on December 18 in time for the busy Christmas period. The service will return on a phased basis initially ahead of a planned full resumption of services in March 2021.

This comes as welcome news for the west and north west of Ireland following a suspension of the service for over 18 months as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Gatwick service has been an ever present service at the airport since its commencement in 2009 and is a hugely important one from both a business, diaspora and tourism perspective, providing critically important connectivity not just with the London market but as a gateway from the west of Ireland to Europe, with London Gatwick offering a wide range of international connections.

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Galway Hotel leading the way in sustainable hospitality.

Wed, Oct 06, 2021

Located on the Dublin Road Galway City, The Connacht Hotel has become a catalyst of the Galway tourism industry and they continue to adapt to the changing landscape of doing business by becoming one of the leading hotels in the city to adopt an extensive green strategy.

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Amazing value at Dublin Airport’s newest hotel

Wed, Oct 06, 2021

The new 4-star Holiday Inn Dublin Airport, achieves something very rare among airport hotels: the staff treat you as if they expect to see you again, and for that very reason, they will see you again. For those of us who are not regular business or leisure travellers, we often get the impression at airport hotels that, as we are just passing through, no great effort is being made to impress us. But The Holiday Inn is no ordinary airport hotel, and is a great addition to the options available for people travelling from around the country who have to overnight in the capital, before flying to their destination. The same applies for those returning on late flights, who prefer the comfort of a relaxing night before facing in to the final leg of their journey home.

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Things To Do When Visiting Belfast

Tue, Oct 05, 2021

Belfast is rich in history and well worth the visit. You can marvel at the location where the world-famous titanic was built or trek the coast and walk in the shoes of Jon Snow. As the capital city of Northern Ireland, located within the United Kingdom, you can easily tag this onto a trip to Scotland, England, and Wales. From the mainland UK, you can hop on a ferry or catch a short flight. Whether you’re passing by or staying the long haul, below are our top picks of things to do.

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Exploration and family fun in the Great Outdoors this autumn at Kylemore Abbey

Thu, Sep 30, 2021

Kylemore Abbey is encouraging everyone to get their walking shoes on and come to Kylemore to explore the 1,000-acre estate this Autumn. An extensive programme of walks, talks, and events is being launched this October to offer people of all ages an opportunity to reconnect with nature, history, and loved ones in Kylemore.

This October 4, as Kylemore Abbey moves to its Autumn opening hours (10am – 5pm) they will also be launching additional talks and events to get everyone out and moving on the crisp autumnal woodland paths around Kylemore.

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New Aran Food Tour launched for autumn

Thu, Sep 23, 2021

Aran Island Ferries has welcomed the announcement of a new Aran Food Tour, created by Aran Goats Cheese producer Gabriel Faherty. The new Aran Food Tour is available to book online at www.arangoatcheeseandfoodtours.com.

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New Fáilte Ireland 'Keep Discovering' shoulder season domestic marketing campaign for Galway

Thu, Sep 16, 2021

Throughout the summer, Fáilte Ireland’s ‘Keep Discovering’ marketing campaign has been encouraging Irish people to discover the joy of holidaying in Ireland. With restrictions for tourism and hospitality businesses easing the upcoming shoulder season is an important time for the tourism sector in Galway.

Rolling into Autumn, the next phase of the ‘Keep Discovering’ campaign is kicking off this month at a national, regional and county level. With a focus on driving much needed bookings for the sector people are being encouraged to book their remaining annual leave before year end and turn these days into an Autumn/Winter break in Galway.

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Hospitality spend up again

Thu, Sep 16, 2021

The AIB Spend Trend features one of the most comprehensive and accurate data sets on consumer spending in Ireland. Data was compiled from AIB debit and credit card spending from just under 55 million transactions between August 1 and 31. To account for the difference in the number of days in each month the AIB Spend Trend looks at average daily spend instead of total monthly spend, providing an accurate reflection of consumer spending habits.

Kerry was the top spot for domestic summer holidays this year, with Irish consumers choosing the Kingdom as their destination of choice over Galway and Cork, the second and third most popular choices. Last year Cork was the country’s most popular destination for Irish visitors, followed by Kerry.

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How to find the best beaches on the Wild Atlantic Way

Thu, Sep 09, 2021

The sun is shining, and it’s natural to want to head to the beach. But, how do you find the right beach for you? The Atlantic Way Explorer app will guide you to your perfect choice, Blue Flag beaches, the hidden wonders, and of course the best beaches for surfing and diving.

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Ireland West Airport welcomes new services to Manchester and Edinburgh with Ryanair

Thu, Sep 09, 2021

Ireland West Airport has welcomed the launch by Ryanair of its two new services to Edinburgh and Manchester. Both services will initially operate twice weekly and operate on a year round basis.

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Discover the unique history of the sunny southeast

Thu, Sep 02, 2021

by Una Sinnott
What better way to enjoy a well deserved and long awaited holiday than to escape to the sunniest part of the country. Wexford deserves its title of the sunny southeast - it enjoys significantly more sunshine than any other county. Founded by the Vikings, colonised by the Normans, sacked by Cromwell, and a significant location in both the 1798 Rebellion and the Easter Rising, there is also a wealth of cultural, historical, and natural heritage to be discovered in the Model County.

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