A two-hour walking tour of the 1916 Rising is taking place in Dublin from March until October 31, 2012. The tour runs Monday to Saturday at 1:30 p.m. and Sundays at 1:00 p.m., starting at the GPO.
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Maureen O’Hara will visit Kells, Co. Meath on May 25-26 to receive ‘The Honorary Freedom of the Town’ award. All are welcome and there will be concerts all weekend. A Food and Wine Festival will take place in Wexford May 24-27. Donegal Town will host open air concerts May 25-27.
Mayo ‘Titanic Cultural Week’ will be held from April 8-15 in and near Ballina to commemorate the sinking 100 years ago. Eleven people from the tiny village of Abbergoole in Mayo perished. The Belfast Exhibition of the ‘Titanic’ is being held during the month of April. The 96th anniversary of the Easter Rising is being [...]
The official Famine (Great Hunger 1845-50) Commemoration will take place in Boston in May. It will coincide with the commemoration in Drogheda, Co. Louth, which was the second largest port of departure for those leaving Ireland during the famine, with Boston receiving hundered of thousands of immigrants, arriving in coffin ships.
A digital calendar counting down the number of days to Derry’s year as the City of Culture has been launched on a big screen in Waterloo Place in the heart of the City of Derry. Derry’s big year of celebration will take place in 2013.
The Titanic Museum in Belfast will open in March 2012. The Olympic flame will appear in Belfast on June 3, 2012. Torch bearers will carry it over Carrig-a-rede rope bridge and through 60 towns and villages in Northern Ireland.
A luxury travel site ‘Luxurytravelmagazine’ has named Ireland as the truly elite place to visit to the richest tourists on earth. National Geographic Traveler has voted Ireland one of the world’s top destinations in 2012.
Mickey Cooper of ‘Free Derry Tours’ states that the tourism potential for the Bogside area is yet to be realized, and new projects will be launched to attract visitors. These will include books exploring the history of the area and new signs to make it easier for visitors to find historic places.
A new exhibition at The Ulster-American Folk Park shows pow-wow regalia, tomahawks, pipes and a replica of a North American native costume. It explains the history of immigration to America and the encounters of the immigrants with the Natives.
The newly restored car of Michael Collins is now on display at the Curragh Camp, Co. Kildare. The Rolls Royce was rescued from the scrap heap by Paddy Lynch who had been Collins’ driver in Dublin during the Civil War. When he died, the care of the vehicle passed on to his son and now [...]