The largest Irish American website in North America, Irish Central, listed Kells, County Meath, in its “Top Ten Picturesque Historic Villages in Ireland” last week.
The Irish Central site has 2 million unique visitors monthly and is part of a 29-year-old media and events group that includes Irish America magazine, Irish Voice (New York), IrishCentral (New York), and Irish Emigrant (Boston).
IrishCentral was founded by Niall O'Dowd, who has been an advocate for the global Irish community for 30 years.
'Showcasing a Unique Destination - The Boyne Valley'
On Thursday and Friday, February 19th and 20th.
Organised by Meath and Louth Local Authorities with support from Fáilte Ireland, the conference will be attended by tour operators, travel writers, professional conference organisers, decision makers and representatives from the tourism trade within the region.
The Conference dinner 'Boyne Appetit' on the Friday night promises to be a gastronomic experience with the Hotel's Chef, Jean Michele, sourcing the food from the Boyne Valley area.
As the Winter Solstice at Newgrange approaches, the World Heritage Site at Brú na Bóinne celebrates a 21st anniversary.
Brú na Bóinne was inscribed on the World Heritage List on December 11th 1993, 21 years ago, having been judged to have met three of the six criteria for cultural heritage of outstanding universal value. The three criteria were:
Well done Navan Town!!!
Navan has been shortlisted as a "Finalist" in "Ireland's Most Christmassy Town by RTE’s Today show competition".
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The winning town will receive a visit from Mary McEvoy and the Today show team and will feature on the show in the week before Christmas.
Boyne Valley has been listed as the top place to visit in Ireland, according to Irishcentral.com. Irish Central.com has compiled a list of ten destinations in Ireland that are ranked as the best destinations to visit. The Boyne Valley has surpassed well known tourist destinations and sites such as the Ring of Kerry, Cliffs of Moher, the Giant’s Causeway, Aran Islands, Guinness Storehouse, Trinity College, the Burren, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Croke Park.
From over 2000 entries, 10 winning photos were picked, with national monuments from 9 counties in Ireland represented.
Winners will go on to compete internationally against monument photos from 40 other countries.
Ireland's winning entries for the world’s biggest photography competition, Wiki Loves Monuments, have been announced.
Influential group tour operators visit the Royal County
Eight leading group tour operators from the United States and Canada have been visiting Meath and Ireland. They were here to attend a B2B networking event – organised by Fáilte Ireland – with Irish tourism enterprises, at Bellinter House near Navan, and to take part in a fact-finding visit, to find out about great places to visit and the accommodation on offer here.
Images from an Italian magazine that covered the Laytown Races at the Laytown Strand in September 2014.