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The OPW  said while the ancient monuments themselves are not being affected, the visitor centre is “struggling to cope with the demand”, especially on busy days during the summer. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

The number of annual visitors to a 6th century monastery in Co Offaly is approximately double what it was designed to handle, putting the site and its(...)

Fáilte Ireland will give grants of €2.5 million upwards and focus on ‘immersive’ projects. Photograph: iStock

Virtual and augmented reality-based tourist attractions are expected to be among those seeking access to tens of millions of euro worth of State inves(...)

 Renovated Shaw Room at the National Gallery of Ireland. The gallery was the most visited free attraction in 2017. Marie-Louise Halpenny

A pint of plain remains your only man for bringing the tourists in, with the Guinness Storehouse once again proving to be the most popular fee-chargin(...)

Killarney National Park: The initial funding will focus on the five national parks and five nature reserves as well as the Wild Atlantic Way and Wicklow National Park

Ireland’s national parks will be boosted by a €500,000 investment under a partnership between tourism body Fáilte Ireland and the National Parks and W(...)

Surfers on Rossnowlagh beach in Co Donegal. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Donegal is the coolest place on the planet, according to National Geographic Traveller. The Irish county tops The Cool List: 17 for 2017, the UK ma(...)

The former Findlater House office block on O’Connell Street is being converted into a 198-bedroom Holiday Inn Express hotel. It was bought in 2013 for €6.2m by the London-based Seraphine Hotel Group. The 1970s building was previously sold to developer Garret Kelleher in 2005 for more than €30m. Anglo Irish Bank provided funding, and the loan was subsequently transferred to Nama. Eircom occupied the block for many years. photograph: aidan crawley

It’s shaping up to be a record year for tourism, as the Central Statistics Office released visitor numbers for the first nine months showing an increa(...)

The Procession of Light picutred going down Grafton Street in Dublin as part of the New Year’s Festival tonight. Photograph: Aidan Crawley.

Nobody could accuse the organisers of Dublin’s New Year’s Festival of lacking ambition. The capital’s reputation as a party city did not tradit(...)

The 17-deck, 3,000-passenger Grand Princess,  escorted by Dublin Port Company tugboats, arrives at the mouth of the Liffey.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Dublin Port Company has begun seeking a partner for the promotion of expanded cruise liner operations in the capital, aimed at increasing current v(...)

Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport Michael Ring said:  “We have to move on now from the Garth Brooks concerts. We are planning a number of festival events around the days of the concerts.” Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Fáilte Ireland and the Department of Tourism will tomorrow announce a series of festival events in Dublin on the dates the Garth Brooks concerts we(...)

Video: Loop Head celebrates being the best place to visit, even in gale-force winds and fog

It was a community working together that won Loop Head in Co Clare the Irish Times award of the Best Place to Holiday in Ireland, and it was community(...)

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