Italian travel agents say ‘Ciao!’ to Offaly

One of Italy’s tour operators, Cocktail Tour Operator, and 14 of its top-producing travel agents have been visiting Ireland’s Ancient East over the weekend. They were here as guests of Tourism Ireland and Fáilte Ireland. The group was here on a fact-finding visit, to sample at first-hand the superb experience on offer in Ireland’s Ancient […]

Birr Castle Attends Innovative Tourism Workshop

Fifty Irish tourism enterprises, including Birr Castle, came together at the Gresham Hotel in Dublin, for an innovative workshop organised by Tourism Ireland and Fáilte Ireland. The event – titled “Have you a story to tell?” – explored how tourism businesses around the country could generate more international publicity and social media exposure for themselves, […]

Birr Telescope Project Beamed Onto EU Stage

Jim Higgins, MEP for the Midlands-North-West Region, today hailed as “impressive” the plan presented in Brussels to create a new super powerful telescope at Birr Castle, Co. Offaly. LOFAR (Low Frequency Array) is a next-generation radio telescope that is currently being deployed across Europe, with stations already operating in the Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, the UK and France. […]

Millions of Chinese to read about Birr Castle

A group of top journalists from China – including Chen Ting, one of the most popular travel bloggers in China, and a representative of SINA Corporation, the largest online media company in China – visited Co Tipperary last week, as guests of Tourism Ireland and Bord Bia. The journalists were here to experience at first-hand […]

Chinese tourists visit Birr to ring in the ‘Year of the Dragon’

                                                      Some of the Chinese tourists who visited Birr Castle last week. Chinese tourists visit Birr to ring in the ‘Year of the Dragon’ 30 January 2012 – A group of Chinese tourists was in Birr last week, ringing in the ‘Year of the Dragon’ Irish-style. During their time here they visited the magnificent Birr […]

Trade Mission Targets New Tourism Business from China

Tourism organisations from across the island of Ireland took part in a tourism trade mission to China last week. The four-day trade mission, organised by Tourism Ireland’s China office, took in the cities of Shanghai and Beijing and involved a series of B2B workshops, networking events and media interviews for the participating Irish companies. Over […]

Targeting Chinese Tourists For Offaly

A group of influential tour operators from China visited Birr last week as part of a fact-finding trip to Ireland. Carefully selected and invited here by Tourism Ireland, the visiting operators were here to experience at first-hand what this part of Ireland has to offer for Chinese holidaymakers. The aim of the trip was to […]

Offaly Tourism: Birr Castle

Birr Castle is a large castle in the town of Birr in Offaly.  It is the home of the seventh Earl of Rosse, and as such the residential areas of the castle are not open to the public, but the grounds and the gardens of the demesne are open for the public to explore.  Ireland’s […]