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#Fáilte Ireland

# failte-ireland - Saturday 12 January, 2019

'An iconic, bucket list experience': Major international Halloween festival set for Meath this year

Fáilte Ireland wants to attract a further 100,000 visitors to the country through the festival as part of the Ancient East initiative.

# failte-ireland - Thursday 10 January, 2019

A major new Halloween festival is tipped to be bigger than New Year's Eve

Fáilte Ireland hopes the large-scale event in Meath will generate €12 million by 2022.

# failte-ireland - Friday 7 December, 2018

There's a lack of new hotel rooms in regional cities. Here's why investors aren't biting

Fáilte Ireland says that Kilkenny and Galway are crying out for fresh accommodation.

# failte-ireland - Thursday 29 November, 2018

Ireland could be pitched as a 'detox destination' for soul-searching celebs

A State-sanctioned report says the travel sector should chase well-heeled tourists.

# failte-ireland - Thursday 1 November, 2018

Fewer visitors toured Ireland by bus last year - and not everyone's blaming it on Brexit

Industry figures say poor parking facilities are also hindering the sector.

# failte-ireland - Sunday 14 October, 2018

Tourism officials quietly overhaul Dublin's multimillion-euro marketing brand

Three years after its initial launch, the industry says the ‘breath of fresh air’ tag hasn’t been embraced.

# failte-ireland - Thursday 11 October, 2018

Tourism officials have quietly overhauled Dublin's multimillion-euro marketing brand

Three years after its initial launch, the industry says the ‘breath of fresh air’ tag hasn’t been embraced.

# failte-ireland - Sunday 30 September, 2018

How Donegal is using its status as one of the west's least-visited counties as a selling point

State tourism figures suggest the region’s overseas visitor numbers declined last year.

# failte-ireland - Thursday 20 September, 2018

'Brits aren't overly physical': How Irish tourism operators are being told to sell overseas

Fáilte Ireland has been handing out advice on marketing to key regions.

# failte-ireland - Tuesday 21 August, 2018

New festival series to try entice the diaspora to visit Ireland

The first events receiving funding from the scheme will take place this October in Limerick and Donegal.

# failte-ireland - Sunday 12 August, 2018

Here are Ireland's most – and least – popular holiday destinations

Everywhere bar the border region and midlands recorded an increase in overseas visitors last year.

# failte-ireland - Thursday 9 August, 2018

Here are Ireland's most – and least – popular holiday destinations

Everywhere bar the border region and midlands recorded an increase in overseas visitors last year.

# failte-ireland - Saturday 16 June, 2018

Heroes of the first transatlantic flight Alcock and Brown to be celebrated at Clifden centenary

In June 1919 John Alcock and Arthur Whitten-Brown made history being the first people to complete a non-stop transatlantic flight

# failte-ireland - Thursday 7 June, 2018

Ireland's top 20 attractions, both fee paying and free, revealed

Fáilte Ireland has published its annual list of Ireland’s most popular visitor attractions in 2017.

# failte-ireland - Thursday 12 April, 2018

The new Wild Atlantic Way? Ireland's midlands have been rebranded as the Hidden Heartlands

The campaign wants to entice visitors to experience the region’s nature and food.

# failte-ireland - Monday 9 April, 2018

Blasket Islands and Céide Fields among 4 heritage sites awarded €4.3m

The four Wild Atlantic Way sites were provided the funding by Fáilte Ireland and the OPW.

# failte-ireland - Thursday 22 March, 2018

'We need to watch out': Fewer tourists think Ireland is good value for money

Industry officials warn that the issue could damage the country’s long-term reputation with visitors.

# failte-ireland - Saturday 17 March, 2018

Fáilte Ireland raised concerns with Doonbeg wind farm months after Varadkar email

Fáilte Ireland said that the development could have an impact on tourism along the Wild Atlantic Way.

# failte-ireland - Wednesday 13 December, 2017

The force is with Fáilte Ireland in this Star Wars-themed Wild Atlantic Way ad

Locations in Kerry, Cork, Clare and Donegal were picked for filming in the new Star Wars movie.

# failte-ireland - Tuesday 28 November, 2017

Dublin has been named one of the top 'must-see' destinations in the world

National Geographic’s Traveller magazine praised the capital’s “friendly, village vibe”.

# failte-ireland - Thursday 2 November, 2017

'Dubliners haven't a clue how to get around the city - how do we expect tourists to manage?'

Tourism chiefs say visitors need help navigating the capital’s public transport system.

# failte-ireland - Tuesday 29 August, 2017

Poll: Is it value for money to holiday in Ireland? Bang For Your Buck This post contains a poll

Poll: Is it value for money to holiday in Ireland?

While there has been a 3.8% boost in overall overseas visitors this year, there was a decline in tourist numbers last month.

# failte-ireland - Sunday 6 August, 2017

A 'world-class' Halloween could lure foreign tourists to Ireland's overlooked south-east

Regions on the Ireland’s Ancient East trail are currently dominated by domestic visitors.

# failte-ireland - Thursday 3 August, 2017

A 'world-class' Halloween could lure foreign tourists to Ireland's overlooked south-east

Regions on the Ireland’s Ancient East trail are currently dominated by domestic visitors.

# failte-ireland - Saturday 10 June, 2017

You might not have heard of this park - but it's one of Ireland's top free attractions

Doneraile Wildlife Park in North Cork has been named as one of Ireland’s best free to visit attractions.

# failte-ireland - Friday 14 April, 2017

New €3m viewing platform and museum on the way for Dublin Castle's record tower

It’s one of a number of locations to receive funding thanks to Fáilte Ireland.

# failte-ireland - Friday 10 March, 2017

'Senseless': Fáilte Ireland's decision to shut down its Dublin Airport tourist office criticised

Fáilte Ireland is shutting down its T2 office in June, after closing its T1 tourist office last year.

# failte-ireland - Wednesday 25 January, 2017

Skellig Coast tourism plan launched to capitalise on Star Wars interest

The Skellig Islands saw a huge boost in global interest after they were featured in the reboot of Star Wars franchise.

# failte-ireland - Sunday 16 October, 2016

'Dublin is what happens in between': What's the meaning behind this new tourism tagline?

Tomorrow, an overseas marketing campaign will be launched in Great Britain to market Dublin to our nearest neighbours.

# failte-ireland - Sunday 18 September, 2016

Business up for vast majority of hoteliers across the country

A new survey shows four out of five hotels said that they had experienced increased profitability.

# failte-ireland - Monday 1 August, 2016

These are Ireland's top tourist attractions

The home of the black stuff saw attendances rise by 18% in 2015, to just under 1.5 million.

# failte-ireland - Thursday 30 June, 2016

From The Daily Edge 12 hilarious observations from American tourists on Irish life Is That A Lake

12 hilarious observations from American tourists on Irish life

From the Aircoaches to the chippers.

# failte-ireland - Wednesday 29 June, 2016

These 'Dublin Champions' are tasked with ensuring tourists enjoy the capital

A group of 80 specially trained tourism workers are now ready to be let loose in Dublin.

# failte-ireland - Wednesday 15 June, 2016

Dublin faces another crisis - because there aren't enough hotel rooms

A new report says supply is falling as demand is rising.

# failte-ireland - Tuesday 15 March, 2016

The Wild Atlantic Way just went all Virtual Reality, and it's deadly Wild And Wonderful This post contains videos

The Wild Atlantic Way just went all Virtual Reality, and it's deadly

A series of VR videos of various aspects of the Way have been produced so you can experience the Irish west from your seat. And they’re very, very cool.

# failte-ireland - Tuesday 19 January, 2016

R2-D2 salt cellars and Skywalker suites - Kerry tourism is braced for a major Star Wars windfall...

The Star Wars sequels have been using Skellig Michael as a filming location – and it looks like the association is set to bear fruit.

# failte-ireland - Friday 1 January, 2016

A lot of people happened to visit the Guinness Storehouse in 2015

It was a record year for the tourist attraction as more than half of its visitors came from the UK and US.

# failte-ireland - Wednesday 30 December, 2015

Thousands of tourism jobs predicted, but we don't have enough hotels to cope with growth

Tourism in Ireland is worth over €7 billion for the first time ever.

# failte-ireland - Monday 14 December, 2015

Here's where 11 'interactive storyboards' have just gone up around Dublin

St James’ Gate, Kilmainham Gaol and Christchurch are among the sites highlighted along a heritage walking trail.

Here's how much funding Failte Ireland awarded to these 13 projects

Projects from 10 different counties were funded.

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