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# the-gathering - Wednesday 22 August, 2018

Pope dolls and stained-glass Skodas: Day 1 at the World Meeting of Families
# Holy Show
# Holy Show

Pope dolls and stained-glass Skodas: Day 1 at the World Meeting of Families

Aug 22nd 2018, 6:54 PM 24,620 Views 45 Comments

Catholics from around the world began to gather at the RDS this morning – here’s how it played out.

# the-gathering - Friday 24 April, 2015

Micheál Martin has a pop at Leo, who is having none of it
# War Of Words
# War Of Words

Micheál Martin has a pop at Leo, who is having none of it

Apr 24th 2015, 8:47 PM 27,473 Views 100 Comments

The Fianna Fáil leader said UHI could cost families €6,000 a year.

# the-gathering - Saturday 26 July, 2014

This crowdsourcing project wants to animate Irish people's memories
# Tell Your Story
# Tell Your Story

This crowdsourcing project wants to animate Irish people's memories

Jul 26th 2014, 2:03 PM 6,448 Views 2 Comments

“Some will make you laugh, others might make you cry – but they are all genuine Irish stories told from the heart,” the project co-ordinator said.

# the-gathering - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

Over 175 regional festivals to benefit from €500k Fáilte Ireland funding
# Festival Fun
# Festival Fun

Over 175 regional festivals to benefit from €500k Fáilte Ireland funding

Apr 22nd 2014, 3:30 PM 6,283 Views 10 Comments

The funding will support music, sport, food and cultural festivals around the country.

# the-gathering - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

The Gathering-lite? Government propose new plan to keep the Diaspora visiting
# On A Visit
# On A Visit

The Gathering-lite? Government propose new plan to keep the Diaspora visiting

Apr 16th 2014, 6:30 AM 6,750 Views 34 Comments

€3 million is being provided to support 700 local community-based events and festivals each year.

# the-gathering - Monday 3 March, 2014

Government backs National Diaspora Centre but wants a third-party to pay for it
# Céad Míle Fáilte
# Céad Míle Fáilte

Government backs National Diaspora Centre but wants a third-party to pay for it

Mar 3rd 2014, 1:48 PM 4,795 Views 29 Comments

Leo Varadkar says that the funds are not there and those expressing interest will be asked if they would be able to meet some or all of the capital costs.

# the-gathering - Saturday 1 February, 2014

RTE, health insurance, and the Queen: The week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

RTE, health insurance, and the Queen: The week in numbers

Feb 1st 2014, 7:30 PM 10,682 Views 12 Comments

Plus: What percentage of people aged 50 and older in Ireland are obese?

# the-gathering - Monday 30 December, 2013

Some good news: 7 million people visited Ireland this year
# Céad Míle Fáilte
# Céad Míle Fáilte

Some good news: 7 million people visited Ireland this year

Dec 30th 2013, 12:56 PM 7,694 Views 37 Comments

The tourism industry says this was the best year for tourism in Ireland since the recession began.

# the-gathering - Monday 23 December, 2013

Poll: Do you think 'The Gathering' was a success?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think 'The Gathering' was a success?

Dec 23rd 2013, 9:32 AM 14,655 Views 117 Comments

Both the Government and organisers have today been praising ‘The Gathering’ for its effect on tourism. Do you agree with them?

'I wouldn't run screaming from any challenge': Varadkar open to replacing Reilly
# Everday I'm Shufflin
# Everday I'm Shufflin

'I wouldn't run screaming from any challenge': Varadkar open to replacing Reilly

Dec 23rd 2013, 8:48 AM 10,264 Views 67 Comments

The Transport Minister has said he would “love to stay where I am” but did said he would be “willing to serve anywhere the Taoiseach wants me”.

'A great success': The Gathering delivered up to 275k visitors to Ireland this year
# Tourism
# Tourism

'A great success': The Gathering delivered up to 275k visitors to Ireland this year

Dec 23rd 2013, 6:30 AM 8,046 Views 76 Comments

Research by the project’s director Jim Miley shows that the government’s tourism initiative has been a success this past year, generating as much as €170 million in revenue.

# the-gathering - Thursday 19 December, 2013

Here's what happens when you are the millionth American to come to Ireland
# Hello You
# Hello You

Here's what happens when you are the millionth American to come to Ireland

Dec 19th 2013, 3:00 PM 20,435 Views 52 Comments

You get a giant card and tickets for a return trip.

# the-gathering - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

Dec 17th 2013, 11:00 PM 32,473 Views 14 Comments

Everyone’s talking about the Peru two, Hector leaving 2FM, and what Pope Francis did for his birthday.

Over eight million tourists visited Ireland in 2013
# 8 Million Welcomes
# 8 Million Welcomes

Over eight million tourists visited Ireland in 2013

Dec 17th 2013, 12:34 PM 7,018 Views 50 Comments

The tourism industry netted Ireland €3.64 billion this year, with visitors up seven per cent.

# the-gathering - Monday 16 December, 2013

Tourists spent big using payment cards during The Gathering
# Tourism
# Tourism

Tourists spent big using payment cards during The Gathering

Dec 16th 2013, 10:14 AM 6,014 Views 21 Comments

A 21 per cent increase was driven by UK and US visitors in 2013.

# the-gathering - Wednesday 4 December, 2013

Watch the heartwarming moment a Dublin family are reunited for Christmas
# Coming Home
From The Daily Edge
# Coming Home

Watch the heartwarming moment a Dublin family are reunited for Christmas

Dec 4th 2013, 11:48 AM 4,940 Views 1 Comment

Sue Reilly won a competition to bring a loved one home from Oz. Here’s the moment they touched down.

# the-gathering - Thursday 7 November, 2013

Fungi gave this American couple in Dingle an awful fright
# Fungi
# Fungi

Fungi gave this American couple in Dingle an awful fright

Nov 7th 2013, 9:15 PM 44,176 Views 34 Comments

Fungi might be nearing retirement, but he’s pulling out all the stops for The Gathering.

# the-gathering - Friday 25 October, 2013

This year was the best summer for tourist numbers since 2008
# Summer Sun
# Summer Sun

This year was the best summer for tourist numbers since 2008

Oct 25th 2013, 12:24 PM 6,835 Views 24 Comments

There were 2.2 million overseas trips to Ireland in the period from July to September, a 7.8 per cent increase on 2012.

# the-gathering - Thursday 17 October, 2013

The Gathering might return in five or seven years time, says Varadkar
# Tourism
# Tourism

The Gathering might return in five or seven years time, says Varadkar

Oct 17th 2013, 11:32 AM 4,376 Views 44 Comments

The Gathering brought in more than 300,000 tourists, but he said it is not something that can be done too often.

# the-gathering - Saturday 12 October, 2013

In pictures: Day two of the Fine Gael national conference
# The Gathering
# The Gathering

In pictures: Day two of the Fine Gael national conference

Oct 12th 2013, 5:06 PM 6,446 Views 32 Comments

Not much happening in Limerick but delegates are having a great laugh by the looks of it.

After a tumultuous year, Fine Gaelers descend on Limerick to take stock
# The Gathering
# The Gathering

After a tumultuous year, Fine Gaelers descend on Limerick to take stock

Oct 12th 2013, 11:05 AM 3,847 Views 59 Comments

A lot done, more to do.

# the-gathering - Sunday 15 September, 2013

Flightfest is kicking off about now, here’s what will be flying over your head
# NECK CRAMP
# NECK CRAMP

Flightfest is kicking off about now, here’s what will be flying over your head

Sep 15th 2013, 1:40 PM 28,722 Views 79 Comments

More than 30 aircraft will be flying low over Dublin today.

# the-gathering - Friday 30 August, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Friday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Friday

Aug 30th 2013, 10:56 PM 11,013 Views 9 Comments

Everyone’s talking about the death of Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney and the US moving closer to military intervention in Syria.

North American visitors drive summer tourism increase
# Summer Holiday
# Summer Holiday

North American visitors drive summer tourism increase

Aug 30th 2013, 2:16 PM 5,660 Views 33 Comments

There were over two million overseas trips to Ireland between May and July, a 7.6 per cent rise on the same period last year.

# the-gathering - Monday 19 August, 2013

The head of the CIA is bringing this piece of Kilteevan turf back to the White House
# The Gathering
# The Gathering

The head of the CIA is bringing this piece of Kilteevan turf back to the White House

Aug 19th 2013, 7:30 PM 11,218 Views 66 Comments

John Brennan attended an event at the church his Irish father was baptised in, in the small Roscommon village on Friday night.

# the-gathering - Friday 16 August, 2013

The head of the CIA is going to a gathering in Roscommon tonight
# The Gathering
# The Gathering

The head of the CIA is going to a gathering in Roscommon tonight

Aug 16th 2013, 4:35 PM 18,301 Views 140 Comments

John Brennan, whose father is a Roscommon native, is returning to his ancestral homeland in a personal capacity tonight.

Teen charged over blinding female emigrant with glass bottle in Birr
# The Gathering
# The Gathering

Teen charged over blinding female emigrant with glass bottle in Birr

Aug 16th 2013, 8:55 AM 18,479 Views 0 Comments

Marie Gauvin, a Birr native was visiting Ireland from Canada for The Gathering when she was hit by a glass, leaving her blind.

# the-gathering - Wednesday 7 August, 2013

Over two million passengers travelled through Dublin Airport last month
# Flying
# Flying

Over two million passengers travelled through Dublin Airport last month

Aug 7th 2013, 4:30 PM 5,689 Views 45 Comments

New figures show a seven per cent increase on passenger numbers when compared to the same period last year.

# the-gathering - Thursday 1 August, 2013

Hotels in Dublin made €10,000 in profit per room last year
# Hotels
# Hotels

Hotels in Dublin made €10,000 in profit per room last year

Aug 1st 2013, 6:30 AM 9,752 Views 32 Comments

Sales levels are slowly getting back to peak levels but Dublin is significantly outpacing the rest of the country.

# the-gathering - Friday 26 July, 2013

Drumroll, please: And the most popular tourist attractions in Ireland are...
# Hot Spots
# Hot Spots

Drumroll, please: And the most popular tourist attractions in Ireland are...

Jul 26th 2013, 10:28 AM 49,041 Views 160 Comments

Dublin Zoo? Book of Kells? Tayto Park? Here’s the places that took the top spots on this year’s list compiled by Fáilte Ireland.

# the-gathering - Sunday 21 July, 2013

New world record as 1,693 form longest Riverdance line
# World Record
# World Record

New world record as 1,693 form longest Riverdance line

Jul 21st 2013, 2:33 PM 18,525 Views 31 Comments

The previous record of 652 people dancing in a continuous line was held by Nashville, Tennessee.

# the-gathering - Wednesday 10 July, 2013

No comment from O'Driscoll or Heaslip as Irish Lions welcomed home
# Hero's Welcome
From The42
# Hero's Welcome

No comment from O'Driscoll or Heaslip as Irish Lions welcomed home

Jul 10th 2013, 1:07 PM 8,110 Views 1 Comment

Sean O’Brien and Jonny Sexton carried out their final press duties on a long 2012/13 season.

# the-gathering - Thursday 27 June, 2013

JFK would be proud of Ireland's accomplishments - John Kerry
# JFK 50
# JFK 50

JFK would be proud of Ireland's accomplishments - John Kerry

Jun 27th 2013, 3:08 PM 4,365 Views 27 Comments

The US Secretary of State has been sharing his thoughts on the Kennedy visit, 50 years on.

# the-gathering - Monday 24 June, 2013

County Clare tries to get the highest number of Claires in one room
# CLAIRE CLAIR CLARE
From The Daily Edge
# CLAIRE CLAIR CLARE

County Clare tries to get the highest number of Claires in one room

Jun 24th 2013, 9:58 AM 903 Views 0 Comments

Claires, Clares, Clairs all came together to try and set a world record.

# the-gathering - Thursday 20 June, 2013

The weirdest Joe Dolan Bachelor Festival ad you'll see today
# OH ME OH MY
From The Daily Edge
# OH ME OH MY

The weirdest Joe Dolan Bachelor Festival ad you'll see today

Jun 20th 2013, 5:28 PM 1,976 Views 3 Comments

You won’t believe your eyes.

Stolen medieval carvings to return to Clare after 150 years
# Welcome Home
# Welcome Home

Stolen medieval carvings to return to Clare after 150 years

Jun 20th 2013, 7:45 AM 7,945 Views 11 Comments

The carvings were taken from Scattery Island in the Shannon Estuary years ago – but will be brought ‘home’ next month.

# the-gathering - Tuesday 28 May, 2013

Is The Gathering actually working?
# Shakedown
# Shakedown

Is The Gathering actually working?

May 28th 2013, 12:46 PM 13,293 Views 57 Comments

Central Statistic Office figures show tourism has increased by four per cent.

# the-gathering - Sunday 19 May, 2013

John Hinde: Nostalgic images are not just for Ireland
# Postcard Perfect
# Postcard Perfect

John Hinde: Nostalgic images are not just for Ireland

May 19th 2013, 9:45 AM 13,145 Views 10 Comments

London and Amsterdam will see exhibition of shots from major landmarks around England and, of course, Ireland.

# the-gathering - Thursday 16 May, 2013

According to Jamie Heaslip, it's the Irish and British Lions
# Make It Irish
From The42
# Make It Irish

According to Jamie Heaslip, it's the Irish and British Lions

May 16th 2013, 9:39 AM 5,413 Views 10 Comments

The Ireland captain could be on to something.

# the-gathering - Wednesday 8 May, 2013

From Cork? You can now get your very own Cork-specific passport
# BOI
From The Daily Edge
# BOI

From Cork? You can now get your very own Cork-specific passport

May 8th 2013, 9:42 AM 12,009 Views 0 Comments

It’s for Rebel Week, boi!

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