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The Irish capital is to host one of the three opening stages of the Giro d’Italia professional cycling race next year, as tourism bosses in the country eye a €50 million windfall from the prestigious event. The Grand Partenza – otherwise known as the Big Start – will kick off in Belfast in May 2014 before further stages take place in Armagh...

Dublin a better deal than ever

Posted by on February 8, 2013
According to new figures, it seems Dublin has dropped four places on the list of the world’s most expensive cities. It will come as great news for those looking to stay in any of the hotels in Dublin, meaning they could experience the splendour of the city for even less than before. The Irish capital has dropped from 34th to 30th position, as revealed...
Filed in: Dublin, Travel
Renowned avante-garde Irish artist Guggi will be introducing his new exhibition to a gallery in Dublin this Thursday, it has been announced. The internationally acclaimed artist – who was once a member of the goth/post punk band The Virgin Prunes and is best friends with U2’s Bono – will be displaying his work in the Irish capital for the first...
Dublin played host to one of its biggest red carpet events ever last night, with a host of Hollywood stars flocking to the Irish capital to attend the European premiere of Lincoln. Among the famous faces was Steven Spielberg, the director of the movie and the figure pulling the strings behind a wide range of motion pictures including Schindler’s List,...
Filed in: Dublin, Events
For those looking for the perfect city break destination, Dublin is a location which never disappoints. Its popularity has been steadily growing over the last few years, with the latest figures on hotel bookings showing that the Irish capital is one of the most popular draws for tourists across the whole of Europe. In some fantastic news for hoteliers...
An image of Dublin has been captured like never before, with an astronaut taking an incredible snapshot in between the clouds. A picture tells a thousand words – an adage certainly true in this case. The still was taken by Canadian flight engineer Col Christ Hatfield, taking the exceptional shot while onboard the International Space Station orbiting...
Filed in: Destinations, Europe
An innovative system of sequences has come into force at Dublin Airport, measures which will result in reducing the time of delays for passengers flying in and out for their stay in one of the hotels in Dublin. Labelled Point Merge, it has been introduced by the Irish Aviation Authority and places aircraft onto defined tracks which are each of equal...
Filed in: Europe, News, Travel
Tourism Ireland have targeted America and mainland Europe as the key to boost visitor numbers, with the governing body hoping to increase visitor numbers by 5% during 2013. Extra revenue and more tourists go hand in hand; with a whopping £3.7 billion generated for the nation’s economy should the increase become apparent. One aspect which is hoped...
Filed in: Europe, News, Travel
Dublin Zoo is really getting into the Christmas spirit now after two snowy owls arrived at the Fringes of the Arctic enclosure. The beautiful birds, who were born in Linton Zoo in the UK, have already settled in nicely at the attraction, which plans to invite suggestions for their new names through their Facebook page. The owls are less than a year...
Plans aimed at revolutionising Dublin’s tourist hub include eradicating Temple Bar Square in favour of recasting it as ‘Dubliners Square’ to commemorate Irish novelist and poet James Joyce. The strategy is just one of 20 objectives outlined in a new report aptly named Temple Bar Company: Supporting the Quarter, which has been designed to address...
Filed in: Europe, News