To mark this historic occasion Fáilte Ireland have produced a video which emphasises the strong ties between Ireland and our closest neighbours. Almost 3 million British Visitors came to Ireland in 2013 which makes up 40% of the total number of visitors. Please click on the image below to view.
A new video, “St Patrick’s Day 2014 #IrelandInspires ”, highlighting the qualities that makes Ireland such a special place will be played for audiences gathering for Irish Embassy events across the globe this St Patrick’s Day.
The Wild Atlantic Way will be Ireland’s first long-distance driving route, stretching from the Inishowen Peninsula in Donegal to Kinsale in County Cork, offering future visitors an opportunity to truly discover the west coast. The 2,500km final route consisting of the main spine of the Wild Atlantic Way, was finalised following a comprehensive public consultation process and 156 strategically placed discovery points have been identified along the way. A series of looped itineraries off the spine are also planned to further develop the experience for visitors.
St. Patrick’s Day 2014 – Greening of Buildings Initiative
Last year the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Leo Varadkar TD, together with the Minister of State at the Office of Public Works, Brian Hayes TD, undertook the initiative to enhance the experience of St. Patrick’s Day around the country through the ‘greening’ of buildings and landmarks at night.
AIB, in association with the Irish Hotels Federation, recently commissioned Amárach Research to carry out independent research on the issues currently facing the hotel sector. The survey findings have now been published in a specialist report - available here.