Posts Tagged ‘ Dublin ’

The Guiness Storehouse wins again

Aug 6th, 2019 | By

About 1.7 million visitors went to the Guiness Storehouse in Dublin and, despite the fact that you have to pay, it was still the most popular attraction on Ireland.

Tourism or trade?

Mar 20th, 2019 | By

Many destinations would move heaven and earth to attract more cruise ships yet Dublin is suggesting the opposite. Is it due to tourist pollution in the centre of Dublin? No – Brexit.

St Patrick’s Festival

Mar 16th, 2019 | By

Although St Patrick’s Day is tomorrow, we are right in the middle of the four-day St Patrick’s Festival in Dublin.

Best new openings

Dec 7th, 2018 | By
image of the statue of liberty

Just because you’re a seasoned traveller doesn’t mean you have any reason to get jaded in 2019. There are plenty of exciting new openings coming next year to inspire you to plan your next trip…

Saturday snippets: 29th of September 2018

Sep 29th, 2018 | By

The three W’s, Dublin, World Tourism Day and England’s bumper holiday season attract Adrian’s attention this week.

Saturday snippets: 18th of August 2018

Aug 18th, 2018 | By

As summer reaches it peak in August, coracle racing at a village festival, jousting at Arundel Castle and a holiday preference for Tenerife confirm its a typical summer!

Saturday snippets: 12th May 2018

May 12th, 2018 | By

It seems that many popular destinations are fighting back against tourism obesity – an over supply of tourists. Valencia, Madrid, Brussels, Rome are joining Venice, Palma de Mallorca, Florence and Barcelona to name just a few in trying to restrict tourist movements,

Saturday snippets: 5th May 2018

May 5th, 2018 | By

Star Wars, Kew Gardens and the busiest air route in the world caught Adrian’s attetion this bank holiday weekend along with a cheeky Airbnb offer to manage American government travel accommodation.

Saturday snippets: 17th February 2018

Feb 17th, 2018 | By

AS Cinese New Year gets away Adrian highlights a few places to see the festivities in the UK and Ireland

Best new openings

Nov 5th, 2017 | By

Think you’ve seen it all? Refresh your bucket list with these incredible new openings and experiences coming in 2018

Holiday World in Ireland

Jan 20th, 2017 | By
Titanic museum

In Belfast, Holiday World will be open from 1pm – 6pm on Friday 20 January and from 11am – 5:30pm on the 21st and 22nd of January. In Dublin, it will be open from 1-6pm on Friday the 27th of January from 11-5.30 on Saturday and Sunday. In Limerick, Holiday World from 11-5.30pm.

Saturday snippets: 7th January 2017

Jan 7th, 2017 | By

The new year has stared as the old one ended; there is a planned strike at BA, shootings – this time at Fort Lauderdale – but cruise companies may issue medallions in the future to record what you do on board.

Saturday snippets: 3rd December 2016

Dec 3rd, 2016 | By
fireworks over Sydney Harbouir Bridge

Tattoos, why Santa is on a lifeboat, Michelin star restaurants in Macao and the delights of Sydney at Christmas feature in Adrian’s column this week.

Saturday snippets: 8th October 2016

Oct 8th, 2016 | By
Mt Rushmore in South Dakota

Chocolate, caravans, mobile phones, Nessie and a very generous volunteer help fill Adrian’s column this week

Saturday snippets: 27th of August 2016

Aug 27th, 2016 | By

As the fun in Edinburgh ends, Adrian looks at the Dublin festivities next month as well as those on Sark and how the BBC reported driver-less taxis in Singapore.

Saturday snippets: 2nd January 2016

Jan 2nd, 2016 | By

Adrian starts the year with a look at some of the anniversaries that will be celebrated in the UK this year

Saturday snippets: Boxing Day 2015

Dec 26th, 2015 | By

Sparkling wine and new years’ celebrations attract Adrian’s attention in his last column of the year.

Dublin for £30

Feb 18th, 2015 | By

The Dublin Pass has undergone a makeover. Is it worth the cash?

What’s hot: January 2014

Dec 31st, 2013 | By

CD-Traveller tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world. This month culture vultures are flocking to Florida while for film fanatics, the Sundance Festival in Utah is where it’s at. But there’s trouble in Thailand…

Destinations returns

Jan 30th, 2013 | By

Opening tomorrow at London’s Earls Court is the popular travel show, Destinations, which is run in connection with The Times. As usual it runs through the weekend and combines the popular mix of travel “experts”

Doing St Patrick’s Day in Dublin

Mar 16th, 2012 | By

Dublin will be going green on St Patrick’s Day. Expect parades, parties and lots of fun , writes Megan Gates

How to have a craicing good time in Dublin

Dec 10th, 2011 | By

Darren Keating, winner of Great Hotels of the World’s recent Insider’s Guide competition, tells us how to have the perfect ‘Dub’ day in Dublin’s fair city

Bolly good news for Ireland

Oct 7th, 2011 | By

Ireland could be on the brink of a boom in tourism thanks to a brand new Bollywood blockbuster.

A Day in…Dublin: Part 1 – Getting Around

Dec 10th, 2010 | By

We all think we know Dublin. Let’s state the obvious. It means pubs and bars, good conversation and Guinness, friendly people and a zest for life. Is it still like this now that the attraction of being the Celtic Tiger has suffered such a hammering of late? Dublin appeals to those wanting a weekend break that isn’t too far away. (only about 50 minutes by plane from any of the London airports and closer from Cardiff, Manchester or Glasgow) It also has good flight connections from just about any biggish UK airport, not forgetting the ferries or the train from Belfast. But what can you do in just a day. In the days of the £1 flight on Ryanair, it was a popular day trip destination. Now with all the taxes and fees, it is unlikely to cost you less than £40. That’s still cheaper than often heading from the north to south in England and vice versa.

Surrealism Delays Flight

Nov 30th, 2010 | By

This isn’t really a moan. It comes under the category of “just one of those days…” It’s more about how the fates can conspire against you. It seems that there is some mysterious law that says there are days when, if one thing goes wrong, lots of others will as well. And yesterday was one of those.
I was flying to Dublin to hear what Tourism Ireland (see yesterday’s story) was planning for the next few years. From Gatwick, I was travelling on Aer Lingus but first I had to get to the airport for the 6.50 am flight. My problems began before I even got to the airport.