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Five Reasons London should be top of your city break list

The Head Concierge at Corus Hotel Hyde Park tells us why London should be top of your list if you’re planning a holiday, and shares his tips for how to make the most of the city.   He says: “London really is the perfect place to visit for a city break. It’s not so big as to be completely overwhelming for a first time visit, yet there is so much

Two million Canadians to read about West Cork

FOUR journalists from Canada have been touring around the South West and part of the Wild Atlantic Way, as guests of Tourism Ireland and Aer Lingus. Following the coast from the Ring of Kerry to Kinsale, their visit combined historic sites with spectacular scenery and some delicious local food.

Kilmackilloge Wild Atlantic Way discovery point to be refurbished

THE Kilmackillogue “Discovery Point” on the Wild Atlantic Way is set for a refurbishment as part of the ongoing development of the popular tourism route. The refurbishment is part of a €3.5 million investment plan for the development of the 2,000km route, which stretches from Donegal to Cork.

Cork’s American dream takes off

AFTER years of trying, false dawns, set backs and disappointments, the nation’s second busiest airport is finally set to see direct, scheduled flights to the USA. Cork Airport has warmly welcomed the announcement from low cost carrier Norwegian that it plans to operate a direct Cork-Boston service from next May and that it also intends to launch a new Cork-New York service in 2017. A Cork-Barcelona service is also planned

Businesses asked for input on future of tourism in Sheep’s Head

THE award-winning Sheep’s Head & Bantry Tourism Co-operative is inviting businesses along the Sheep’s Head Way to attend its AGM at the Philip Green Centre in Durrus on September 28th to help build plans for the area’s future. The non-profit tourism co-op has been successfully promoting the area around the walking route since it was launched in September 2013, and its work has been recognised as outstanding at the Irish

Taste of West Cork festival hailed as great success

  THE 12th annual A Taste of West Cork Food Festival has been deemed an outstanding success with participants and visitors alike singing the praises of the owners of restaurants, bars and venues who pulled out all the stops to create a food showcase to be proud of in the 32 towns and villages (and eight islands) participating.

Free Wi-Fi plan for tourist areas

IRELAND South MEP Deirdre Clune has supported an amendment to a tourism report passing through the European Parliament’s Transport and Tourism committee that calls on EU member states, including Ireland, to provide free Wi-Fi in tourist towns and areas. “Dublin and Cork already provide free Wi-Fi in parts of the cities and I don’t see any reason as to why we should not be rolling this out to more tourist

Bryce House officially opened to the public for the first time

Pictured at the opening, Noel Harrington TD; Minister Michael Ring; Cllr Mary Hegarty and Michael McCarthy TD. MINISTER of State for Tourism and Sport, Michael Ring TD, performed the official opening of Bryce House on Garnish Island recently. Mrs Annan Bryce’s cottage has been restored to its original character by a project funded by Fáilte Ireland and the OPW. The work commenced in January and was completed in August 2015.

Last call for Camden Fort Meagher for 2015

Camden Fort Meagher, Crosshaven finish their summer season in style this weekend, Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th September. The closing weekend line up includes the “Irish Military Living History” and the “Romans” Re-enactment Groups as well as live music and fun for all the family!