It’s an ancient light show that has been taking place at the same time and date for over 5,000 years. It’s the winter solstice at Newgrange, and the rediscovery of the world’s oldest clock makes for quite a tale. Exactly 50 years ago, on December 21, 1967, standing in the inner sanctum of the Newgrange, Read More

Dublin, 18 December 2017: Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way has been wowing audiences around the globe in screenings of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. To celebrate the film’s Irish connections, Tourism Ireland has just released an irreverent promotional film about holidays along the Wild Atlantic Way, featuring Mark Hamill – aka Luke Skywalker. From the, Read More

Toronto, 12 December 2017: Over the festive season, hundreds-of-thousands of travellers heading to and from Northern Ireland will have to double-check their tickets, as Belfast International Airport is today being re-named as ‘Westeros Airport’.  With 5.8 million people travelling through the airport each year, travellers during the month of December will now be greeted with a large scale, Read More

Tourism Ireland celebrates the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, shot on location on Ireland’s beautiful Wild Atlantic Way Toronto, December 2017: Planet Earth’s first interstellar tourism campaign has taken off – highlighting a destination that is truly out of this world. Perched above the earth in space, a billboard advertising “Earth’s Wild Atlantic Way”, Read More

Belfast & the Causeway Coast in Northern Ireland has been named the number one region in the world for travellers in 2018. The region receives the accolade in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2018 – the highly anticipated collection of the world’s hottest trends, destinations and experiences for the coming year. The bestselling travel yearbook from, Read More

Aviemore, Scotland. July 13, 2017: The tiny but abundant islands of Ireland and Scotland are full of fascinating wildlife, rich and storied history, and immersive culture that are best explored by foot, bike and boat. With Wilderness Scotland and Wilderness Ireland, journey from island to island on local ferries and private charters, visit ancient sites, take in the, Read More

The new Tourism Ireland video gives you a glimpse in to the pristine and opulent houses, castles and gardens around the island of Ireland, showing off their immaculate beauty. Soaring crenellations, luxurious interiors and gardens blooming in every colour of the rainbow – these are Ireland’s most magnificent mansions. This video invites potential viewers, Read More

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council has announced that the internationally-unique coastal path at The Gobbins will re-open at the end of June, just in time for peak visitor season. The Gobbins closed unexpectedly last year, when extreme weather conditions caused higher levels of rock fall along the path.  Council brought forward its programme of, Read More

A key visitor attraction, which is renowned world-wide as the breath-taking tropical jewel on the Ring of Kerry, is about to become even more popular with the opening of Ireland’s longest rope bridge. Five months’ work at Kells Bay House & Gardens culminates in the opening within the next fortnight of the aptly-named ‘The Skywalk’, Read More

16 March 2017 What do the Big Banana in Australia, an Ethiopian Airlines aircraft in Addis Ababa and two rhino statues in Nairobi have in common? They are just some of the more unusual participants in Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative for St Patrick’s Day 2017. Tourism Ireland’s annual Global Greening initiative has gone from, Read More