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MV Silver Wind, seen here in Cadiz, will be Galway’s last cruise call of 2018 next month. The city saw a doubling of cruise passenger numbers between 2016 and 2017
Maritime passengers arriving at Irish ports saw a 2.1% increase to 2.8 million from 2016 to 2017. That’s according to the Department of Transport’s latest Transport Trends report published earlier this week, which highlights the increasing importance of the cruise…
Waterways Ireland Welcomes Launch Of National Greenways Strategy
#InlandWaters - Waterways Ireland has welcomed last week’s launch of the National Greenways Strategy by Tourism Minister Shane Ross. The strategy sets out how national and regional greenways in Ireland should be planned and constructed, and is backed by a…
RIB City – Baltimore is proving a popular place for pleasure boaters to hang out thanks to the new pontoon facilities installed.
Baltimore Harbour's new landing pontoon and gangway to aid boating visitors and aquatic tourism are proving very popular as our photos by Michael Chester from the West Cork Harbour reveal. RIBS have proliferated like chickweed around the coast over the last decade…
Volvo Cork Week runs, this year, from Sunday 15th to Saturday 21st July
Over the 40 years of its history, Volvo Cork Week has cemented its reputation as a world-class sailing experience, flavoured with the key ingredients of friendly competition, varied sailing and excellent entertainment. Cork County Council Chief Executive, Mr Tim Lucey…
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…
The specially designed Clochan huts on Inis Mór
#Glamping - Kayaking and yoga on the Loop Head Peninsula is among the coastal offerings included in The Irish Times’ selection of Ireland’s top ‘glamping’ spots. Aside from the aforementioned Purecamping experience on the Wild Atlantic Way, perhaps a stay…
Some of the fresh produce available from Portumna Country Market
#InlandWaters - A Taste of Lough Derg, now in its fifth successive year, will return this summer to feature over 30 food events taking place in villages and towns along the shores of Lough Derg. The initiative is co-ordinated and…
Workshops Begin Next Week On Developing The Royal Canal As A Destination
#InlandWaters - Tourism and activity providers along with local communities along the route are invited to attend a series of workshops aimed at developing the Royal Canal as an attraction for domestic tourism and visitors from abroad. Coming ahead of…
‘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…
Irish Diving Entrepreneur Hopes To Bring His Business Back Home
#Diving - As Limerick-raised entrepreneur Greg Wixted prepares to open the first of a new chain of diving resorts in Gran Canaria, he tells the Limerick Post that he hopes to someday bring the business to the Wild Atlantic Way.…
The existing port at the island’s capital Douglas
#IsleOfMan - A new deepwater berth for visiting cruise liners is on the cards for the Isle of Man, following the green light for an £80 million (€91.1 million) project to develop the Irish Sea island’s ports. IBI Plus reports…
An Taisce Speaks Out Over ‘Cultural Rebranding’ Of Skellig Michael
#StarWars - Tourism chiefs’ “cultural rebranding” of Skellig Michael on the back of its appearance in the new Star Wars film threatens to push visitor numbers to “unsustainable levels”, says An Taisce. According to The Irish Times, Ireland’s national trust…
The billboard calls on passing starships from the New Republic to pay a visit to Ireland's shores
#StarWars - Tourism Ireland’s latest ad campaign for the Wild Atlantic Way has gone literally stratospheric, as RTÉ News reports. Skellig Michael is front and centre in what Irish tourism chiefs are calling their ‘first space tourism campaign’, which saw…
Skellig Michael will appear on cinema screens the world over this December in Star Wars: The Last Jedi
#SkelligMichael - Skellig Michael’s visitor season, which closes today (Tuesday 3 October), may be extended to cater for “exceptional” demand. RTÉ News reports that the Office of Public Works (OPW) has confirmed it is reviewing a possible extension to the…
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…
Cllr Emmett O'Brien after rowing from Ringmoylan to Labasheeda
Leisure rowers and adventure tourists could be enjoying the delights and challenges of the Shannon Estuary if a new wave of eco-adventure tourism is realised, writes Andrew Carey in Limerick. That is according to Emmett O'Brien, the Pallaskenry native and…

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