Attention Playwrights! SCRIPTS Ireland’s Playwriting Festival Seeks New Works

SCRIPTS Ireland’s Playwriting Festival, which is dedicated to new Irish plays, is looking for new works.   Taking place across Birr, Co Offaly from Sunday 9 July- Sunday 16 July 2017, playwrights (both established and emerging) are invited to submit original 15 minute plays on the theme, “What Next?”   Scripts most suited for development […]

Offaly Great Helps Power One Million Homes In Manchester

Former Offaly and Ireland International Rules footballer Ciaran McManus has been rising to new challenges since hanging up his boots.       As manager of ESB’s new Carrington Power Station, the Tubber native captains a 40-strong team that runs the ultra-efficient plant – in turn powering more than one million homes and businesses in […]

Minister Charlie Flanagan Lends A Hand To Boost Tourism From Italy

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan TD, has been visiting Italy, as part of a ‘Promote Ireland’ programme around St Patrick’s Day. The minister’s busy schedule included attending the ‘Greening’ of the famous Colosseum in Rome – which joined Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative once again this year, to celebrate the island of Ireland […]

Mitigation Plan Reinforces Governments Weak Position On Climate Action

The Government today finally published its draft National Mitigation Plan – Ireland’s first plan in ten years on how it intends to reduce the harmful emissions that contribute to climate change.  A requirement under Ireland’s Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Act (2015), the Plan must establish how Ireland will reduce emissions from the buildings, […]

Public Consultation On Draft Holy Island Development Plan

Tourism and community representatives are being invited to a public consultation event being held in relation to the Draft Visitor Management and Sustainable Tourism Development Plan for Holy Island (Inis Cealtra) on Lough Derg.   Clare County Council will facilitate the event, the third such consultation to take place on the proposed plan, atMountshannon Community […]

New Cottage Market for Offaly

20 Cottage Markets are set to open in towns across the country this year as a result of the ‘Cottage Market’ initiative unveiled by GIY and supported by Ulster Bank and The Ireland Funds.   Last month community groups from across the country were invited to apply to the initiative for funding in order to […]

Mother’s Day Gifts

Mothers Day Break to Budapest, 3 nights, 24th March, from €339pp Treat your Mum this Mothering Sunday with this fantastic break to Budapest with ClickandGo.com. She will stay in luxurious 4* Golden Park Hotel, housed in a beautiful historic building with a lovely façade and centrally located near to the Eastern railway station. Close to […]

Irish Ferries Unveils ‘Egg-Cellent’ Haven Offers

Irish Ferries has unveiled a suite of ‘egg-cellent’ family deals at a selection of popular UK Haven Holiday parks, likely to appeal to parents seeking a fun break with the little ones this Easter.   Breakaways at Greenacres and Presthaven Sands in North Wales, Lakelands in the Lake District and Cala Gran near Blackpool start from […]

Discover Energy Saving Solutions At SEAI’s Energy Show

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) is inviting businesses to come to the Energy Show 2017, the premier business energy event taking place at the RDS, Dublin in three weeks time on Wednesday 5th and Thursday 6th of April.   The annual two-day free event brings together 160 exhibitors of sustainable energy technologies and […]

Offaly Tourism Operator Joins Tourism Ireland At World’s Largest Travel Fair In Berlin

The largest travel trade fair in the world, ITB in Berlin, took place last week. Eighteen (18) Irish and German tourism companies – including Silverline Cruisers (based in Banagher) – joined Tourism Ireland at the fair, in a bid to grow Ireland’s share of the German travel market, one of the largest outbound travel markets […]

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