History & Heritage

Unknown monuments identified close to Newgrange in 'exceptionally successful' survey

"Around 40 previously unknown monuments have been identified in the Brú na Bóinne area close to Newgrange as a result of what a leading archaeologist says was an “exceptionally successful” survey." - https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/unknown-monuments-identified-close-to-newgrange-in-exceptionally-successful-survey-942120.html

Minister Brendan Griffin cuts the ribbon to officially open Kells Courthouse - Tourism and Cultural Hub

An exciting and interactive new exhibition on the Story of Kells was opened on May 30th by Brendan Griffin, TD, Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport with a ceremonial cutting of the ribbon.  The new permanent tourism exhibition, developed with a Fáilte Ireland investment of €125,000 and matchfunded by Meath County Council, has created a state of the art tourism exhibition. Meath County Council has invested in restoring the Kells Courthouse building to the highest standard and yesterday marked the official re-opening as a new

Púca, Fáilte Ireland’s New Festival will Celebrate Ireland as the Home of Halloween

Púca is the name of Fáilte Ireland’s exciting new festival that aims to position Ireland internationally as the home of Halloween. The Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin, has announced the name of the festival, which will take place this year in Ireland’s Ancient East, and has been developed in partnership with Meath and Louth County Councils.

In the footsteps of St Patrick: A 10-walk tour of Ireland

"With heroic indifference to the customs of royalty, Patrick defied the Irish high king. Ascending the Hill of Slane, he lit a pascal flame in advance of King Laoghaire’s Bealtaine fire at Tara. Here we agree that if either of us did this, our heads would likely not remain long in contact with our bodies." - https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/travel/ireland/in-the-footsteps-of-st-patrick-a-10-walk-tour-of-ireland-1.3816377

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