UP to 800,000 people in Canada and elsewhere around the world are set to read all about West Cork and the Wild Atlantic Way. Award-winning Canadian travel bloggers Dave Bouskill and Debra Corbeil – whose blog is called The Planet D – arrived in Ireland last week, on the inaugural Aer Lingus Toronto to Dublin flight, as guests of Tourism Ireland and Aer Lingus.
BANTRY’S Westlodge Hotel has been put up for sale with a price tag of €2 million. The hotel’s conference and function facilities were upgraded in the early 2000s but is in need of some modernisation to bedrooms and other areas.
by Stephen Johnson KERRY County Council is supporting a new Community Tourism Initiative for the Diaspora which seeks to build on the legacy of The Gathering 2013. The initiative, a joint partnership between Fáilte Ireland , IPB Insurance and the 34 Local Authorities, will provide an annual fund of €1m over the next three years to support up to 700 local community-based events and festivals each year around
Bantry House & Garden will reopen for visits to the House & Garden on Friday 18th April. The Tearoom and B&B will also be open until October and bookings can be made for Afternoon Tea which is served in the Library.
THERE was a strong turn out at the Wild Atlantic Way information evening at Actons Hotel, Kinsale, sponsored by Kinsale Chamber of Tourism & Business. The Wild Atlantic Way is Fáilte Ireland’s new initiative to promote the stunning coastal environment and natural landscape along the 2,500km route from Kinsale, Co. Cork to Inishowen, Co Donegal. It is expected to attract many thousands of visitors to Ireland from all over
THE Celtic Ross Hotel in Rosscarbery has announced the appointment of its new general manager, Neil Grant. Neil takes control of the 66-bedroom hotel, located overlooking stunning Rosscarbery Bay.
LATEST figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) have shown an increase 11.3% in visitor numbers to Ireland in the three-month period between December 2013 and February 2014. Local Labour TD Michael McCarthy said, “It is very important that we build on the legacy of The Gathering. The new Wild Atlantic Way initiative, which stretches all the way from the Inishowen Peninsula in Co. Donegal to Kinsale in West
THE recent announcement that the former Clonakilty GAA grounds, now known as The Waterfront, are up for sale, provides “a great opportunity for Cork County Council to purchase this prime location at a knock-down price.” So says local election candidate and Clonakilty native Paul Hayes. The mixed-use development is now going on the market for an asking price of €1.2 million. Original plans for the area, almost 8 acres
OVER the weekend of Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th April 2014, explore the length and breadth of this historic island, which was once a former strategic military base during WW1, and is also home to a megalithic wedge tomb, a standing stone, and the remains of a Viking boatyard.
CORK Airport and Kinsale Chamber of Tourism have welcomed the recent launch of the Wild Atlantic Way by Fáilte Ireland. The Wild Atlantic Way, which starts in Kinsale, is set to be Ireland’s first long distance touring route, stretching 2,500 kilometres along the Atlantic Coast from Cork to Donegal. Cork Airport is the biggest international airport serving the route and the closest airport to the official starting point in