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Thursday 30 March 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# irish tourism

Last year
# Culture Magazine
No Kidding: The story behind the bronze statue commemorating Ireland's oldest annual festival
The origin story we never knew we needed.
Larry Donnelly: 'Don't wear tweed caps' - advice for Americans in Ireland on St Patrick’s Day
From patiently waiting for a pint to settle to accepting everyone will be late, our American columnist has some advice for his countrymen visiting Ireland.
All time
# Fáilte Ireland
Dublin 'desperately needs' more hotels, says tourism body chief
The CEO of Fáilte Ireland also warned that Brexit was proving a challenge to Irish tourism.
# 2017 review
Ireland's tourism business body thinks the state's plans for its sector are 'unambitious and modest'
Despite a rocky July, the sector enjoyed a record year for visitor numbers.
# cultural capital
Star Wars, Game of Thrones and exchange rates helped Irish tourism have a record year
A total of 9.58 million people visited Ireland in 2016.
# sponsored by eflow
6 perfect solutions to these problems you'll face this week
Take a load off as we sort out the small problems in life.
# A breath of Fresh Air
Dublin's new tourism video is actually pretty funny
Dublin: Second best at a lot of things. Except tourism ads.
# is this it?
13 depressing reviews of Ireland's most famous landmarks
We’re doing tourism all wrong.
# i wanna take you to the island
Check out these beautiful photos of Irish families enjoying our heritage
Not a bad old country.
# thank you come again
What are the best towns in Ireland for tourism?
Fáilte Ireland gave out some awards today…
# The Big Idea
The Big Idea: 'Ireland was the land of 1,000 welcomes, but only if you had €100,000. We wanted to change that'
Paddywagon tours is almost twenty years old, and has gone from shaking up the Irish market to planning its first international move.
# ice cream please
This sweet Fáilte Ireland ad will take you right back to your childhood holidays
Melting 99s, playing on the strand and getting sand in your togs.
# Céad Míle Fáilte
Some good news: 7 million people visited Ireland this year
The tourism industry says this was the best year for tourism in Ireland since the recession began.
# poverty gap
Ireland’s first tourism boom was… in 1907
“Determined efforts to win for the Emerald Isle some share of the sightseers’ coin have met with decided success.”
# Galway City
Galway Volvo Ocean Race worth €60.5 million to Irish economy
Over 500,000 people visited Galway city for the festival with 16% of those coming from outside of Ireland.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you think the Emerald Isle Classic is a good idea?
American football teams Notre Dame and Navy will battle it out in the sold-out Aviva tomorrow. Is it a welcome event to Irish shores and for Irish tourism?
# over to you
Open thread: What Irish tourist sites should not be missed?
The Huffington Post says tourists should skip Dublin Castle, but what do you think visitors should see while in Ireland?