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Tonight Someone Is Sleeping In The Guinness Gravity Bar

April 24, 2017

It’s Europe’s most popular tourist destination, but tonight only, someone will actually sleep in the Guinness Gravity Bar in Dublin. The iconic glass bar at the top of the Guinness Experience in Dublin is usually a place for crowds of people to try a real Guinness. But staying there overnight is not an option, no […]

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Ireland Is Named The Best Place In Europe To Visit – Again!

January 7, 2017

Travel Weekly has been named the best place in Europe by travel agents in the US. This is the third time in a row it has won the award. The poll was conducted by Travel Weekly, the leading weekly newspaper for American travel agents and travel professionals. 15,000 of its members voted. This is the […]

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Coast Guard Rescues Rescuers Rescuing A Bullock. Bullock Dies.

November 15, 2016

A bullock got stranded down in Ballybunion requiring eight Ballybunion Sea and Cliff Rescue members to go and save it. Only four fit in a boat so it had to make two trips. After the second trip the rescue boat had engine trouble and had to return to base, leaving 5 members behind with the […]

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And Once Again The Best Hotel In The World Is In Ireland

October 19, 2016

Irish tourism has a history of winning awards. The latest is the award of Best Hotel In The World from Conde Nast. The magazine has selected the exclusive 20-room Ballyfin Demesne in Co Laois. The hotel opened in 2011 in a Regency mansion situated in a 614-acre estate. If you have heard of it before […]

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Redhead Display in Cork Airport

February 26, 2016

Next month travellers at Cork Airport will see a unique exhibition: a selection of portraits taken at the Irish Redhead Convention. Cork based fashion photographer, Jorg Koster developed an interest in redheaded subjects five years ago after shooting Irish clothing products for German catalogues. But he had a problem in taking portraits: red hair is […]

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Drone Footage Of Flooding in Donegal

November 17, 2015

The recent heavy storms have led to a lot of flooding in parts of the country. This video shows the effect on Clady when the River Finn burst its banks.

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Cork Has The Best Street in Ireland And The UK According To British Academics

November 9, 2015

For the first time ever an Irish Street has won the prestigious title of Best Street in Ireland And UK. The title, awarded by the Academy Of Urbanism, was given overwhelmingly to Oliver Plunkett Street in Cork. Oliver Plunkett Street is celebrating its 300th year and was awarded the title based on 7 criteria including […]

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A Very Rare Rothschild Giraffe Has Been Born In Dublin Zoo

November 6, 2015

The number of the most endangered Giraffe species has been increased by 1 following the birth of a male calf in Dublin Zoo. The Rothschild giraffe is one of the most threatened of the nine sub-species of giraffe. Rothschild male giraffes grow to six metres in height and can weigh more than 2,000kg. Fewer than […]

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Can You Believe The Irish Army Are The Best Snipers In The World?

October 26, 2015

It might seem slightly bizarre given the number of wars we get involved in but the Irish Rangers have just beaten 37 other armies to clinch the title of best snipers in the world. The Army Ranger Wing won the overall and international categories in the United States Sniper Competition in Fort Benning, Georgia. They […]

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A Tizzy Of Fairy Doors Has Been Seen In Dromkeen Woods

October 22, 2015

Dromkeen Woods in Inishannon has seen the arrival of a ‘Tizzy’ of Fairies in recent days. Children from the area have been spotting the doors to their homes in the base of trees. The new Fairy Village is a project of the local Tidy Towns committee and local carpenter Jimmy McCarthy. He designed and built […]

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