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Nesbit has pride of place on the Connolly farm near Ballinspittle
A houseboat with a difference adds to a growing number of quirky holiday options in Ireland. ‘Nesbit’ is a former naval tender that’s been transplanted to the farm Dawna Connolly shares with her husband and their two young children near…
‘Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands’ To Showcase Tourism In Midlands Waterways
#Tourism - ‘Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands’ is the new tourism brand for the Midlands region, with a particular emphasis on its inland waterways. More than 10,000 consumers gave their put to Fáilte Ireland on the development of the brand, which hopes…
The new 40–berth Bantry Harbour Marina is among the facilities being marketed to potential visitors at the Southampton Boat Show over the next week
#Tourism - The Port of Cork, Bantry Bay Port Company and the Royal Cork Yacht Club are joining forces to promote marine leisure in Cork at the Southampton Boat Show. The three organisations are in attendance at Stand J047 from…
Waterville in Co Kerry
#Tourism - Waterville Lakes and Rivers Trust is hosting an information event on opportunities in angling tourism for business owners and the public in Waterville and surrounding areas later this month. The event, which takes place at The Sea Lodge…
Banna Strand on Tralee Bay is TripAdvisor users’ favourite Irish beach of 2017
#TopBeaches - Banna Strand in Co Kerry has topped TripAdvisor’s list of Ireland’s best beaches. The stretch of sand on Tralee Bay takes the top spot in the annual table from second-placed Inchydoney in Co Cork, which had been the…
Lough Derg’s new canoe trail will be part of the ’slow tourism’ initiative for walking, cycling and boating routes in the Midlands
#Tourism - Boating in the Midlands’ waterways will be the focus of a major tourism push this year, as The Irish Times reports. Fáilte Ireland’s new ‘slow tourism’ initiative will concentrate on promoting existing walking and cycling greenways and ‘blueway’…
To start foiling there is no need to hang over the side off your tip toes, just being able to hike and keep your weight outboard and horizontal with the deck is ideal
Have you tried foiling yet? UK–based sailing holiday operator Wildwind is keen to promote its recent investment in foiling kits for some of its Laser fleet, converting the standard everyday Laser in to a flying machine. ‘Can it be that easy?’ we…
Original Lodge for 4 people - Domaine le Midi
A luxury 'glamping' holiday in France with a choice of watersports right on your door step sounds like an ideal mix for a family watersports holiday in the big sailing region of the Vendee. Original Camping and Alain Dominique Perrin…
Skellig Michael will appear once more in the next Star Wars movie due out in December 2017
#Tourism - The Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland’s Ancient East, Titanic Belfast and the Causeway Coast will be first and foremost in Tourism Ireland’s marketing plans for the coming months as Ireland celebrates a record-breaking year for tourism in 2016. Coastal…
Skellig Michael
#SkelligRing - The Skellig Ring in Co Kerry features in Lonely Planet’s top 10 regions for globetrotters to explore on 2017. “Ireland’s most charismatically wild and emerald stretch of coastline,” as the popular travel guide’s Best in Travel report puts…
Satellite image of Lough Neagh
#Tourism - Lough Neagh joins an exclusive list of 100 ‘sustainable destinations’ after its success in a global tourism competition this week. As the News Letter reports, the largest inland waterway in the island of Ireland was put forward for…
Wicklow Head lighthouse is one of 12 Great Lighthouse of Ireland to win a silver prize at the Responsible Tourism Awards
Maritime tourism operators featured at the 2016 Irish Responsible Tourism Awards announced at a ceremony yesterday in Dublin. In the best for Natural Heritage Tourism category, a silver award went to Sea Synergy Marine Awareness & Activity Centre (Co. Kerry). The marine interpretive…
Great Blasket Island as seen from the Dingle Peninsula
#WildAtlanticWay - Minister of State for Tourism Patrick O’Donovan has announced almost €1.125 million in funding from Fáilte Ireland’s Capital Grants Allocation for two key projects along the Wild Atlantic Way. A grant of is being made available to Galway…
Wild Atlantic Way Now Welcoming Virtual Visitors
#WildAtlanticWay - Virtual reality views of some of the top destinations and attractions along the Wild Atlantic Way are now online, showcasing Ireland like it's never been seen before. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the 360-degree virtual tours were launched…
Scottish Economy Benefits From Marine Tourism Billions
#Tourism - A new report from the Scottish government says the marine tourism sector is worth £3.7 billion (€4.7 billion) annually. And more than a third of that spend is on water-based activities from sailing and surfing to kayaking, angling…
Wild Atlantic Way Goes Virtual Reality
#WildAtlanticWay - Very soon potential visitors to Ireland will be able to see the Wild Atlantic Way like it's never been seen before – in virtual reality. Independent.ie reports on the new Fáilte Ireland initiative, launched at the ITB Berlin…

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