TOURISM IRELAND

 

Tourism Ireland is responsible for marketing the island of Ireland overseas as a holiday and business tourism destination.  Through a series of co-ordinated, world-class marketing campaigns, Tourism Ireland promotes the island of Ireland overseas as a leading holiday destination.  You can read more about their work here:

www.tourismireland.com

 

FAILTE IRELAND

Fáilte Ireland is the National Tourism Development Authority. Our role is to support the tourism industry and work to sustain Ireland as a high-quality and competitive tourism destination. We provide a range of practical business supports to help tourism businesses better manage and market their products and services.

We also work with other state agencies and representative bodies, at local and national levels, to implement and champion positive and practical strategies that will benefit Irish tourism and the Irish economy.

We promote Ireland as a holiday destination through our domestic marketing campaign (DiscoverIreland.ie) and manage a network of nationwide tourist information centres that provide help and advice for visitors to Ireland.

https://www.failteireland.ie/

IRELAND.COM

Discover Ireland is operated by Fáilte Ireland, the National Tourism Development Authority, and features comprehensive information and listings for  Irish accommodation, activities, events, tourist attractions and Irish holiday special offers.

The Discover Ireland website is supported by a comprehensive home holidays media campaign throughout the year.  

Fáilte Ireland was formed in 2003 under the National Tourism Development Authority Act to guide and promote tourism as a significant driver of the Irish economy.

We provide strategic and practical support to develop and sustain Ireland as a high-quality and competitive tourist destination. With offices across the country, Fáilte Ireland acts as a corporate resource for tourism professionals and service providers at local, regional and national levels.

https://www.ireland.com/en-gb/

 

DISCOVER IRELAND

Discover Ireland is operated by Fáilte Ireland, the National Tourism Development Authority, and features comprehensive information and listings for  Irish accommodation, activities, events, tourist attractions, and Irish holiday special offers.

The Discover Ireland website is supported by a comprehensive home holidays media campaign throughout the year.  

Fáilte Ireland was formed in 2003 under the National Tourism Development Authority Act to guide and promote tourism as a significant driver of the Irish economy.

We provide strategic and practical support to develop and sustain Ireland as a high-quality and competitive tourist destination. With offices across the country, Fáilte Ireland acts as a corporate resource for tourism professionals and service providers at local, regional and national levels.

https://www.discoverireland.ie/

DISCOVER NORTHERN IRELAND

Northern Ireland is known for building the Titanic, the world-famous Giant’s Causeway and world-class golf courses. But there are so many more hidden gems to be found in this beautiful part of the country.

Acquaint yourself with the famous faces of film, literature, music, and sport to truly appreciate the abundance of talent that lives on this land:

Names like Seamus Heaney, Samuel Beckett, C. S. Lewis, Louis McNeice, Brian Friel, Brian Moore, Flann O’Brien, Michael McLaverty, Maggie O’Farrell, Jennifer Johnson, Bernard McLaverty, Van Morrison, Snow Patrol, Ash, Duke Special, Stephen Rea, Liam Neeson, Jamie Dornan, James Nesbitt, Sir Kenneth Branagh, Adrian Dunbar, Bronagh Gallagher, to name but a few all drew their first breaths on this earth in Northern Ireland.

https://discovernorthernireland.com/

 

WILD ATLANTIC WAY

Explore 9 counties along this unforgettable coastal touring route to enjoy breathtaking scenery and exceptional experiences.

The journey of a lifetime awaits along 2,500 km of coastal road on the Wild Atlantic Way. Pack your bags, leave the everyday behind you and get ready to embrace the best of the west.

Brimming with enigmatic character, unmistakable atmosphere, unforgettable encounters, and lasting memories, the Wild Atlantic Way’s six regions showcase all this among sensational scenery.

Discover the 6 regions:

#WILDATLANTICWAY

Here’s to the embracers of the Wild Atlantic Way of life.

https://www.wildatlanticway.com/home

 

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT, TOURISM, SPORT

https://dbei.gov.ie/en/What-We-Do/Trade-Investment/Trade-Tourism-Investment-Strategy/#

IRELANDS ANCIENT EAST

Take a short break in Ireland’s Ancient East and visit places filled with quirky and memorable experiences. With the maps as your guide and itineraries as your inspiration, discover a region of legends and stories, from ancient times to modern day – a place brimming with culture, attractions, festivals, and fun. Your adventure through Ireland’s Ancient East awaits!

Ireland’s Ancient East covers the area outside of Dublin and east of the River Shannon, extending from Carlingford to Cavan and south to Cork City, including East County Cork and East County Limerick.

Their website provides comprehensive information to inspire you to uncover the intriguing stories of our past, and discover the rich and colorful history of this region across its diverse landscape. Whet your appetite before you visit with their videos, imagery, audio, and illustrations, and start to immerse yourself in Ireland’s Ancient East!

Explore the Stories and discover themes like Castles and Conquests, Vikings, Sacred Ireland, and High Kings and Heroes, all of which you can experience in Ireland’s Ancient East. Uncover the Featured Stories to find places and attractions you won’t want to miss. Their short Stories will entertain you with anecdotes about particular places to enhance your overall experience.

The Highlights section will provide you with a list of experiences and things to do to help you make the most of your trip. What’s On features a list of upcoming festivals and events to enjoy in the region.

See and Do provides a directory of businesses across Ireland’s Ancient East that you can filter by location or by category — that way you’ll find practical information about the places you want to visit in advance, and can pre-book activities directly with suppliers on their websites.

The Itineraries section will enable you to discover the region and help you experience the stories of Ireland’s Ancient East. These itineraries identify the main features of each trip and show a series of highlights for every day. Filter by theme, duration, and location to customize your journey.

Their Map and Route Planner will orient you on your visit and help you plan your trip down to the last detail. Select activities or attractions to visit on your journey and see what stories and experiences you can discover en route. The What’s Nearby feature helps you find attractions and suggested activities that are close by at any one time; just use the geo-location on your phone or add specific locations to activate it.

Get directions to particular attractions or stories from your current location or select particular stories or attractions of interest and save them to My Wishlist. Once you have items saved, plot them on the map to find more nearby experiences, like attractions, things to do and places to stop for a bite to eat or a drink.

Enjoy your holiday in Ireland’s Ancient East!

Read more here:

https://www.irelandsancienteast.com/

IRELANDS LAKES AND LEGENDS
DISCOVER LOUGH DERG

Killaloe

In Killaloe you have a network of charming narrow streets, flanked by old shops and houses that climb up the steep hillside and down over the 13th Century Cathedral.

Ballycuggaran

This renowned beauty spot provides one of Lough Derg’s two Blue Flag beaches, indicating that it reaches a high level of environmental quality and is the site of the UL Sport Adventure Centre.

Tuamgraney

The village of Tuamgraney is one of the most notable ecclesiastical and historical places in Ireland.  St. Cronan’s Church built in the first millennium is still used for worship.

Scariff

Overlooking Lough Derg, Scariff is and important market town which offers excellent facilities for the visitor interested in either active pursuits or leisurely sightseeing.

Mountshannon

This is an attractive village which offers many amenities to visitors. It is an ideal point to set out for Holy Island and boat trips can be arranged.

Whitegate

This is a very popular village for boating, angling and other watersports.

Portumna

Portumna is a major point of traffic across the River Shannon, has a lovely forest park and a remarkable castle that has recently been restored.


Terryglass

The pretty village has a long and distinguished history with a monastery being founded there by St. Columba in 549 A.D. The famous Book of Leinster was produced at the monastery and can now be seen in Trinity College Dublin.

Ballinderry/Kilgarvan

This is a quiet and attractive village located in the northeastern part of the lake.  There is an impressive, large all-metal mill wheel and derelict mill adjacent to the village.

Coolbawn

The tiny village of Coolbawn is tucked away on the eastern shores of Lough Derg in an idylic and tranquil setting.

Puckane

Puckane, or Puckaun, is a pleasant village just a short distance from Lough Derg that is home to a number of thatched traditional style cottages which are available for rent.

Dromineer

Dromineer is one of the odlest villages located on Lough Derg.  Once known as the ‘Port of Ormond’, Dromineer offers a range of visitor facilities and services including accommodation, a pub, sailing club and places to eat.

Nenagh

Nenagh was originally a market town and its name in Irish (an tAonach) means “The Fair of Ormond” – a reference to the Ormond (East Munster) Fair.  Nenagh is a large commercial town with many places to eat, shop and visitor attractions like Nenagh Castle, Heritage Centre and Courthouse.

Portroe

For a commanding and spectacular view of Lough Derg and the surrounding countryside, the village of Portroe offers a marvellous setting.

Garrykennedy

One of the best ways to experience the magic of Lough Derg is to visit the beautiful hamlet of Garrykennedy.

Killaloe/Ballina


Ballina is the sister town to Killaloe and is a busy village with many fine pubs and restaurants to choose from.

https://www.discoverloughderg.ie/

 

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