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# tourism-ireland - Thursday 10 March, 2022

Global Greening paused this year so monuments around the world can be lit in Ukrainian colours
# St Patrick's Day
# St Patrick's Day

Global Greening paused this year so monuments around the world can be lit in Ukrainian colours

Mar 10th 2022, 12:05 PM 25,350 Views 33 Comments

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has written to all Irish embassies asking for monuments to be lit up in yellow and blue.

# tourism-ireland - Tuesday 8 March, 2022

St Patrick's Day global greening set to incorporate 'Ukrainian theme' this year, says Taoiseach
# St Patrick's Day
# St Patrick's Day

St Patrick's Day global greening set to incorporate 'Ukrainian theme' this year, says Taoiseach

Mar 8th 2022, 4:13 PM 11,390 Views 7 Comments

Taoiseach says the Government will use St. Patrick’s Day visits to highlight Ireland’s solidarity with Ukraine.

# tourism-ireland - Friday 6 August, 2021

Tourism Ireland spent almost €50,000 on Assassin's Creed marketing campaign
# Wrath Of The Druids
# Wrath Of The Druids

Tourism Ireland spent almost €50,000 on Assassin's Creed marketing campaign

Aug 6th 2021, 6:30 AM 65,974 Views 36 Comments

Twitch influencers were briefed on Irish history for when they were live-streaming the game.

# tourism-ireland - Wednesday 16 December, 2020

St Patrick's week set to be starting point for plan to rebuild Irish tourism sector after 'decimation' in 2020
# Tourism Ireland
# Tourism Ireland

St Patrick's week set to be starting point for plan to rebuild Irish tourism sector after 'decimation' in 2020

Dec 16th 2020, 1:09 PM 10,924 Views 12 Comments

Tourism Ireland hopes to attract international visitors here again by the summer of 2021.

# tourism-ireland - Tuesday 17 March, 2020

In pictures: Famous buildings around the world go green for St Patrick’s Day
# Greening
# Greening

In pictures: Famous buildings around the world go green for St Patrick’s Day

Mar 17th 2020, 11:00 PM 28,220 Views 35 Comments

This is one Paddy’s Day tradition that was untouched by the coronavirus outbreak.

# tourism-ireland - Thursday 20 February, 2020

The world's largest beaver statue, a giant smurf and a kissing couple sculpture: These landmarks will be lit up for the 'Global Greening'
# Going Green
# Going Green

The world's largest beaver statue, a giant smurf and a kissing couple sculpture: These landmarks will be lit up for the 'Global Greening'

Feb 20th 2020, 2:45 PM 18,964 Views 24 Comments

Over 500 landmarks around the world will be lit green for St Patrick’s Day.

# tourism-ireland - Tuesday 1 October, 2019

Taoiseach tells Dáil he goes to the dogs every Christmas, and plans to go to Shelbourne Park again this year
# Greyhounds
# Greyhounds

Taoiseach tells Dáil he goes to the dogs every Christmas, and plans to go to Shelbourne Park again this year

Oct 1st 2019, 9:20 PM 24,334 Views 54 Comments

Rural TDs have criticised the suspension of promoting the sport in tourism marketing campaigns.

# tourism-ireland - Monday 30 September, 2019

Greyhound board in 'shock' over decision to not promote the sport to tourists
# Racing
# Racing

Greyhound board in 'shock' over decision to not promote the sport to tourists

Sep 30th 2019, 3:23 PM 24,266 Views 67 Comments

Irish tourism bodies met with the Irish Greyhound Board to inform them of this decision last Thursday.

# tourism-ireland - Thursday 25 July, 2019

'Shame of flying' is partly to blame for a 'weaker pattern' of some European holidaymakers here
# Tourism And Transport
# Tourism And Transport

'Shame of flying' is partly to blame for a 'weaker pattern' of some European holidaymakers here

Jul 25th 2019, 10:15 AM 781 Views 0 Comments

Environmental concerns impacted the decisions of Nordic and Dutch holidaymakers.

# tourism-ireland - Saturday 16 March, 2019

'It makes you proud to see': The 10th year of the Global Greening takes place this week - here's how it started
# GLOBAL GREENING
# GLOBAL GREENING

'It makes you proud to see': The 10th year of the Global Greening takes place this week - here's how it started

Mar 16th 2019, 4:00 PM 23,341 Views 15 Comments

The annual initiative will take place in more than 50 countries this year.

# tourism-ireland - Thursday 21 February, 2019

'Up to 400' global landmarks will be donning the green on St. Patrick's Day this year
# Irish For The Day
# Irish For The Day

'Up to 400' global landmarks will be donning the green on St. Patrick's Day this year

Feb 21st 2019, 9:14 AM 13,651 Views 21 Comments

This year’s Global Greening is the biggest edition yet of the initiative.

# tourism-ireland - Thursday 25 October, 2018

For the first time in seven years, fewer French tourists are planning a trip to Ireland
# Tourism And Transport
# Tourism And Transport

For the first time in seven years, fewer French tourists are planning a trip to Ireland

Oct 25th 2018, 2:31 PM 523 Views 0 Comments

Local tourism officials want to beef up their PR and media presence in the country.

# tourism-ireland - Sunday 30 September, 2018

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

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

Sep 30th 2018, 7:30 PM 19,125 Views 35 Comments

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

# tourism-ireland - Tuesday 10 April, 2018

Watch: A four-minute director's cut of a famous, 'critical' 1996 tourism ad
# Dolores O'Riordan
# Dolores O'Riordan

Watch: A four-minute director's cut of a famous, 'critical' 1996 tourism ad

Apr 10th 2018, 10:49 PM 29,287 Views 17 Comments

The video features the Cranberries song Dreams sung by the late Dolores O’Riordan.

# tourism-ireland - Thursday 1 March, 2018

Tourism Ireland says 'the craic' alone isn't enough to win back British tourists
# Travel And Tourism
# Travel And Tourism

Tourism Ireland says 'the craic' alone isn't enough to win back British tourists

Mar 1st 2018, 2:53 PM 325 Views 0 Comments

Niall Gibbons said there needs to be more of a focus on outdoor activities for visitors.

# tourism-ireland - Wednesday 27 December, 2017

'It's like a fairytale': Mark Hamill and the Star Wars crew on Ireland's west coast
# Skellig Luke
# Skellig Luke

'It's like a fairytale': Mark Hamill and the Star Wars crew on Ireland's west coast

Dec 27th 2017, 1:04 PM 24,051 Views 28 Comments

Actors Mark Hamill and Daisy Ridley had some very nice things to say about filming in Ireland.

# tourism-ireland - Tuesday 29 August, 2017

Poll: Is it value for money to holiday in Ireland?
# Bang For Your Buck
# Bang For Your Buck

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

Aug 29th 2017, 8:30 PM 30,212 Views 104 Comments

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

'It is a worry': Tourism Ireland concerned about the fall-off in tourists visiting Ireland in July

'It is a worry': Tourism Ireland concerned about the fall-off in tourists visiting Ireland in July

Aug 29th 2017, 3:45 PM 19,032 Views 73 Comments

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

# tourism-ireland - Monday 21 August, 2017

Varadkar's 'global footprint' plan aims to double Irish investment, trade and tourism by 2025
# Ambitious
# Ambitious

Varadkar's 'global footprint' plan aims to double Irish investment, trade and tourism by 2025

Aug 21st 2017, 4:05 PM 12,220 Views 70 Comments

The Taoiseach is on a three-day visit to Canada.

# tourism-ireland - Wednesday 9 August, 2017

More Americans visiting Ireland but British tourists are keeping away
# Holidays
# Holidays

More Americans visiting Ireland but British tourists are keeping away

Aug 9th 2017, 12:11 PM 17,230 Views 39 Comments

Tourism Ireland said the decline in sterling has made holidays and short breaks here more expensive for British visitors.

# tourism-ireland - Friday 4 August, 2017

14 million Chinese to see Game of Thrones promotion for Northern Ireland
# Winter Is Coming
# Winter Is Coming

14 million Chinese to see Game of Thrones promotion for Northern Ireland

Aug 4th 2017, 4:57 PM 14,428 Views 14 Comments

Tourism Ireland in China has teamed up with HBO Asia for season 7 of Game of Thrones.

# tourism-ireland - Friday 7 July, 2017

New tourism video shows off Ireland's 'glamorous' estates and gardens
# Discover Ireland
# Discover Ireland

New tourism video shows off Ireland's 'glamorous' estates and gardens

Jul 7th 2017, 2:26 PM 15,384 Views 10 Comments

A little inspiration for what to do this weekend.

# tourism-ireland - Saturday 1 July, 2017

First-ever Cork to Boston flight takes off
# Norwegian Air
# Norwegian Air

First-ever Cork to Boston flight takes off

Jul 1st 2017, 4:32 PM 41,763 Views 61 Comments

The new service will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

# tourism-ireland - Thursday 22 June, 2017

Game of Thrones helped Ireland reach over one million US visitors last year
# Tourists Are Coming
# Tourists Are Coming

Game of Thrones helped Ireland reach over one million US visitors last year

Jun 22nd 2017, 8:23 AM 13,897 Views 11 Comments

The vast majority of our tourists still come from Britain.

# tourism-ireland - Friday 14 April, 2017

Stunning shots of Skellig Michael feature in new Star Wars trailer
# Let The Force Be With You
# Let The Force Be With You

Stunning shots of Skellig Michael feature in new Star Wars trailer

Apr 14th 2017, 6:36 PM 41,679 Views 25 Comments

Star Wars – The Last Jedi is the last time the heritage site will feature in the blockbuster movie series.

# tourism-ireland - Tuesday 7 March, 2017

Wild Atlantic Way voted best driving route at Chinese awards ceremony
# Shanghai
# Shanghai

Wild Atlantic Way voted best driving route at Chinese awards ceremony

Mar 7th 2017, 12:29 PM 20,272 Views 28 Comments

Tourism Ireland said that with so many choices for tourists, the award was a positive signal for the country’s tourism industry.

# tourism-ireland - Thursday 9 February, 2017

World Trade Center to join global landmarks going green this St Patrick's Day
# The Big Green
# The Big Green

World Trade Center to join global landmarks going green this St Patrick's Day

Feb 9th 2017, 1:50 PM 11,343 Views 29 Comments

A string of new landmarks are set to go green this year.

# tourism-ireland - Friday 27 January, 2017

Star Wars, Game of Thrones and exchange rates helped Irish tourism have a record year
# Cultural Capital
# Cultural Capital

Star Wars, Game of Thrones and exchange rates helped Irish tourism have a record year

Jan 27th 2017, 12:59 PM 7,978 Views 15 Comments

A total of 9.58 million people visited Ireland in 2016.

# tourism-ireland - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

Irish tourism has best ever year, with 9 million visits
# Céad Míle Fáilte
# Céad Míle Fáilte

Irish tourism has best ever year, with 9 million visits

Dec 21st 2016, 2:24 PM 8,751 Views 23 Comments

There were 8,919,700 million visits to Ireland up to the end of November, an 11% increase compared to the same period in 2015.

# tourism-ireland - Sunday 27 November, 2016

WATCH: New video uncovers some of Dublin's best kept secrets
# Hidden Gems
# Hidden Gems

WATCH: New video uncovers some of Dublin's best kept secrets

Nov 27th 2016, 10:30 AM 26,167 Views 13 Comments

From crypts to ghosts, Dublin has a fair few secrets up its sleeve.

# tourism-ireland - Saturday 5 November, 2016

Tourism Ireland really wants Chinese tourists to come visit Ireland this winter
# Long Haul
# Long Haul

Tourism Ireland really wants Chinese tourists to come visit Ireland this winter

Nov 5th 2016, 6:20 AM 10,481 Views 28 Comments

Bring a warm coat, folks.

# tourism-ireland - Tuesday 25 October, 2016

Lonely Planet names Skellig Ring as top destination for 2017
# Ring Of Kerry
# Ring Of Kerry

Lonely Planet names Skellig Ring as top destination for 2017

Oct 25th 2016, 9:46 AM 20,730 Views 23 Comments

The popular travel guide describes the area as “perhaps Ireland’s most charismatically wild and emerald stretch of coastline”.

# tourism-ireland - Monday 12 September, 2016

Best Irish road trips: The Wild Atlantic Way
# Wild Atlantic Way
# Wild Atlantic Way

Best Irish road trips: The Wild Atlantic Way

Sep 12th 2016, 3:25 PM 1,640 Views 0 Comments

Take a walk on the wild side and drive the longest coastal touring route in the world.

# tourism-ireland - Tuesday 21 June, 2016

A new twice-daily flight from Dublin to Amsterdam has been announced
# KLM
# KLM

A new twice-daily flight from Dublin to Amsterdam has been announced

Jun 21st 2016, 1:14 PM 19,476 Views 47 Comments

And Tourism Ireland is very happy about the news.

# tourism-ireland - Thursday 17 March, 2016

PHOTOS: The world's most famous landmarks are going green today
# GLOBAL GREENING
# GLOBAL GREENING

PHOTOS: The world's most famous landmarks are going green today

Mar 17th 2016, 5:40 PM 47,923 Views 35 Comments

About 190 locations are giving a nod to Ireland.

# tourism-ireland - Saturday 12 March, 2016

Here are the landmarks going green for the first time this St Patrick's Day
# Turbo The Goat
# Turbo The Goat

Here are the landmarks going green for the first time this St Patrick's Day

Mar 12th 2016, 3:00 PM 25,308 Views 30 Comments

The Global Greening is in its seventh year.

# tourism-ireland - Monday 4 January, 2016

Tourism Ireland hopes this video will send Star Wars fans flocking to Skellig Michael
# The Force Awakens
# The Force Awakens

Tourism Ireland hopes this video will send Star Wars fans flocking to Skellig Michael

Jan 4th 2016, 12:16 PM 33,096 Views 32 Comments

“We were just blown away by it, it’s an extraordinary place.”

# tourism-ireland - Monday 30 November, 2015

How tourism chiefs are planning to attract visitors to Ireland next year
# Come On Over
# Come On Over

How tourism chiefs are planning to attract visitors to Ireland next year

Nov 30th 2015, 10:17 AM 17,157 Views 50 Comments

Tourism Ireland launches its 2016 marketing campaign today.

# tourism-ireland - Saturday 17 October, 2015

Why a crew of German instagrammers were lured on this tour of Ireland
# Snap Snap
# Snap Snap

Why a crew of German instagrammers were lured on this tour of Ireland

Oct 17th 2015, 9:00 PM 36,799 Views 26 Comments

They took lots of pretty photos while they were here.

# tourism-ireland - Tuesday 18 August, 2015

A programme called 'Glamorous Ireland' has just been shown to 80 million Chinese people
# Big In China
# Big In China

A programme called 'Glamorous Ireland' has just been shown to 80 million Chinese people

Aug 18th 2015, 1:32 PM 23,444 Views 41 Comments

The programme has focused on cultural and social aspects of Irish life.

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