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Kissing Ireland’s Blarney Stone banned for first time in 600 years

In the latest blow dealt by COVID-19, visitors can no longer kiss Ireland’s beloved chunk of limestone and gain the gift of the gab.

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Australian landmarks go green for St Patrick’s Day

Parades around the world may have been cancelled, but that hasn’t stopped landmarks and buildings, near and far, from marking St Patrick’s Day.

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Sustainability underpins Tourism Ireland’s new three-year marketing strategy

Looking to enhance your reading experience for this story? Travel Weekly recommends whacking on a track by The Cranberries, The Boomtown Rats or even The Corrs – just not U2.

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Aviation

“Make your way to your nearest exit”: Air NZ teases Irish rugby fans with hilarious safety video

by Huntley Mitchell

When it comes to inflight safety videos, Air New Zealand is right up there in terms of uniqueness and hilarity, and this latest effort by the airline is no exception.

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Guests give hotel five-star reviews, despite it not being open

A hotel in Dublin has been on the receiving end of shining reviews before opening to the public. Find out how here.

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STUDY: Ireland suffering significant slowdown for international arrivals

It appears the luck of the Irish is running out, and hunting for leprechauns has fallen out of fashion with tourists, according to this analysis.

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Airline pilots report UFO sighting over Ireland

We don’t want to alarm you, but this may be proof of an incoming alien invasion. Hopefully they hold off until Monday so we don’t have to come to work next week.

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Here are the must-visit foodie hotspots in Ireland

This article had us drooling on our keyboard and feeling shameful about our lunch. We think the only cure is booking a flight to Ireland ASAP.

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Here’s why so many screen tourists are visiting Ireland

This article had us daydreaming about riding a dragon over scenic Northern Ireland, until our boss politely asked us to sit down.

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Three Irish cities that will take your breath away

Don’t worry, they won’t literally give you breathing difficulties. Unless you’re allergic to welcoming people, a buzzing atmosphere, and a wealth of things to see and do.

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Hotels

The seven best European castles you can actually stay in

Live out all your royal fantasies and check-in to one of Europe’s finest castles. Prince charming not included.

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FLIGHT CANCELLATIONS: Thousands could be affected amid Ryanair strikes

If you’re planning to fly on one of Europe’s most popular airlines this month, you’re going to want to read this.

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