2015 is shaping up to be a monumental one for Tayto Park. It opens to the public for its fifth season on Thursday, 26th March and today (Wednesday, 4th February) Tayto Park's founder Ray Coyle unveiled the first look at the rollercoaster that is currently being built in Tayto Park located in Ashbourne, Co. Meath.
DES KEOGH as GEORGE BERNARD SHAW in My Fair Ladies
Celebrating his 80th birthday this year, one of Ireland’s most renowned actors and performers, Des Keogh, gets to fulfil a life-long ambition to play legendary Irish man of letters George Bernard Shaw.
Following the phenomenal world-wide success of his show The Love-Hungry Farmer by John B. Keane, which he also adapted, Des has devised and will perform in a hugely entertaining new play about the many ladies in the extraordinary life of one of the greatest playwrights of all time.
Droichead Arts Centre, are delighted to welcome back the Abbey Theatre for the second year running, after their sell out show last year in the Arts Centre - Quietly.
This year, another great show will play at the Arts Centre. After a sell-out run at the Abbey Theatre and an international tour to New York, Maeve’s House is on tour as part of the Bealtaine festival. This delightful one man show is written by and stars Eamon Morrissey (Fair City), one of Ireland’s best loved actors.
Seven top-producing travel agents from Australia visited Newgrange recently, as guests of Tourism Ireland and Etihad Airways. The aim of the visit was to showcase the many great experiences Australian holidaymakers can enjoy in Co Meath and Ireland.
Tourism Ireland invited representatives of Donato Viagens – a leading Brazilian tour operator – to visit Co Meath and Ireland.
Mariana Barros and Fabio Meirelles were here on a fact-finding visit, to sample at first-hand the superb holiday experience on offer in this part of Ireland for Brazilians. During their time here, they took in some of our top visitor attractions. They plan to produce a promotional video of their time in Ireland – which will include the Brú na Bóinne Visitor Centre and Tankardstown House near Slane.
Mayor of Navan, Cllr Sinead Burke is launching a Navan gold coin.
They will be called the "Cup of Human Kindness Coins" . On side they will have the Navan Crest and the writing "Mayor's Happiness Project 2015".
On the other side they say "Cup of Human Kindness" and have the writing "Cup of Human Kindness".
Coffee shops in Navan have signed up to the project. They will have the coins for sale for 2 euro.
The coins can then be exchanged for coffee's in any participating coffee shop. All participating shops will have a poster and a sticker in their window.
A delegation of 35 Irish tourism businesses – including Tankardstown House Hotel – travelled to Paris to take part in a brand new, B2B tourism event for 2015, Irlande à Paris.
Tourism Ireland mounts strong presence at B-Travel holiday fair in Barcelona
The Boyne Valley has joined Tourism Ireland in Spain for this year’s B-Travel fair, the largest holiday show in the Catalonia region of Spain, which takes place this weekend in Barcelona.
A new tourism initiative, Ireland's Ancient East, could increase visitor revenue to €950m by 2020, according to research carried out by Fáilte Ireland.
The initiative aims to promote the east and south in a similar manner to the Wild Atlantic Way.
The cultural and heritage trail will stretch from the Boyne Valley in the northeast, through the midlands, Kilkenny, Waterford and end in Co Cork.
Following the success of the Wild Atlantic Way, Fáilte Ireland wanted to create a similarly enticing tourism proposition for the south and east.
Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Michael Ring has today welcomed figures that show that the number of domestic holidays trips in Ireland grew by 3.6% in 2014 compared to 2013.
Minister Ring was speaking following the release this morning of the CSO’s Household Travel Survey for the fourth Quarter of 2014 and for 2014 as a whole.
He said: "The welcome growth in domestic tourism performance is a sign of an improving economy here at home and provides a further boost to our tourist industry.
"This is on the back of a very strong overseas tourism performance.