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Ó Conchúir calls for urgent action on “ludicrous situation” with Salthill Tourist Office

Sinn Féin Councillor Cathal Ó Conchúir is calling on the government, Fáilte Ireland and Galway City Council to rectify what he says is the “ludicrous situation” that has seen the Tourist Office in Salthill closed for the past few years.

Northern Ireland is all about food glorious food in 2016

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Tourism Northern Ireland has announced that 2016 will be the Year of Food and has promised an action-packed menu of tasty treats for visitors from the Republic of Ireland to look forward to.

Improved expressway service to Dublin Airport

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The improved Bus Éireann expressway route 20/X20 that travels from Galway to Dublin Airport, and connects to Dublin city, has been launched.

Westport the big winner in festival funding announcement

A boutique food and music festival, choral celebrations, a recreation of Humbert’s 1798 invasion, and a kitesurfing lake battle are some of the local festival events which will benefit this year from €49,000 announced in grant funding.

Mayo hoteliers attend launch of Tourism Ireland’s marketing plans

A number of Mayo hoteliers and tourism enterprises attended the launch of Tourism Ireland’s marketing plans to promote Ireland overseas in 2014 and beyond, at an event attended by Tourism Minister Leo Varadkar. The event took place in the Ballsbridge Hotel in Dublin and was attended by Mayo tourism enterprises – including the Westport Woods Hotel, Ashford Castle and the Downhill House Hotel. Tourism Ireland aims to build on this year’s growth in overseas tourism and to welcome 25.6 million visitors to the island over the coming three years – contributing some €12.6 billion to the economies, north and south.

Two major tourist awards for Mayo

Mayo was one of the major winners as the AA announced its Hospitality Award winners at a ceremony in Dublin on Wednesday. The good news has come in the form of two very prestigious awards for hospitality for the county. Tourism Minister Leo Varadkar presented the award for AA Courtesy and Care to Hotel Westport, while the title of AA Bean an Tí of The Year went to Dolores Jordan of the Red River Lodge in Ballina.

Massive global tourism boost for St Patrick’s Day

Myriad iconic attractions around the world are to ‘go green’ this year to mark St Patrick’s Day and to kick off Tourism Ireland’s major first half promotional drive to develop overseas tourism.

We need a referendum on the austerity treaty

“I have come to the conclusion that politics are too serious a matter to be left to the politicians,” the former French president Charles De Gaulle once said. Indeed he would have been within his rights to substitute the word ‘dangerous’ for ‘serious’.

Festivals are good for our economic and spiritual health

Galway's festival season began in earnest this week, and the next couple of months will hopefully prove an economic driver for our local economy.

Tourism Minister warns industry to ‘pass cost savings to tourists – or else’

The Junior Minister for Tourism has issued a stern warning to all involved in the tourism trade to give the consumer the benefit of recent Government cost reductions, or those reductions could be reversed in next December’s budget.

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