Posts Tagged ‘ Ireland ’

Welcome back

Apr 27th, 2021 | By

On the mainland of the UK, any person can travel to any part of the three countries without encountering restrictions.



Relaxing on our waterways

Apr 26th, 2021 | By

The start of the UK season coincides with the news that bookings for UK travel in 2021 with Le Boat are already up 110% year on year and up 76% on 2019.



Having a happy Easter

Apr 1st, 2021 | By

A happy Easter will be one where we folow the rules otherwise lockdowns might last even longer.



St Patrick’s Day 2021

Mar 17th, 2021 | By

In Ireland itself, the day will be a muted affair. The national parade itself has been cancelled and the festival is only online this year.



Nicola dampens holiday thoughts

Feb 17th, 2021 | By
Brodrick Castle

She told people not to book Easter holidays saying that it was highly unlikely to use her words that hotels or self-catering places would be allowed to open.



Ireland and Germany: no-go and no-leave

Jan 28th, 2021 | By

It looks as though both Ireland and Germany will join Israel, New Zealand and Australia in becoming no-go areas and no-leave areas



Planning on an Irish trip? Get a PCR test first.

Jan 6th, 2021 | By

Until vaccination uptake is widespread in countries it looks as though PCR testing is going to be the litmus test of whether you can travel or not.



Travel changes in two days

Dec 30th, 2020 | By

It is now just two days before there are new travel rules for British residents going to EU countries.



Dreaming of travel

Dec 23rd, 2020 | By

If travel restrictions are removed for Easter it might be hard not to bump into an escaping Brit wherever you go in the world!



Lockdowns and holiday travel rights

Oct 22nd, 2020 | By

Four of the big companies, British Airways, easyJet, Jet 2 and TUI have announced they won’t charge change fees.



Forget autumn breaks

Oct 20th, 2020 | By

With the resurgence of COVID-19 cases, half-term and autumn breaks seem off the agenda.



Weekly holiday review: 18th September 2020

Sep 18th, 2020 | By

Seven countries have been added to the list to which Irish reidents can visit. The UK has added teo but taken another two off.



Ireland: locked up like North Korea

Sep 16th, 2020 | By

That was the colourful language used by Ryanair to describe the Irish government’s attitude to opening up the travel and tourism industry.



Ireland’s green list

Jul 22nd, 2020 | By
Aphrodite Rock in Cyprus

The advice from the medics is that there should only be essential travel. that advice will be heeded because there is no easy way to visit some!



Stay put till the 20th July

Jul 10th, 2020 | By

Originally there was to have been a short list of countries published yesterday that would allow Irish residents to travel without quarantining on their return.



“Ireland, make a break for it”

Jul 7th, 2020 | By

Ireland will be biting their fingers to the quick in the hope that those living in Ireland will want to see more of the country first



This is a key weekend

May 16th, 2020 | By
llansteffan beach

If the weekend remains quiet and uneventful – in almost every way possible – that noose may be on its way to being lifted.



Why the French?

May 11th, 2020 | By

The thinking could be that a few overseas visitors couldn’t affect UK residents very much as the pandemic is everywhere in our countries.



A St Patrick’s Day like no other

Mar 17th, 2020 | By

Whilst today is St Patrick’s Day it will be quite like any other St Patrick’s Day I have ever known.



Travel bans

Mar 12th, 2020 | By

It appears only direct flights from UK and Irish airports will be allowed.



Did you know that?

Jan 16th, 2020 | By

Pre-dating the accession by the UK and Ireland to the EU, this agreement allows citizens of Great Britain and Ireland to freely travel between the two islands without a passport and without visa restrictions.



Take the Celtic route

Dec 16th, 2019 | By

The Celtic Routes were developed to promote the natural, cultural and heritage assets common to each of the counties to increase visitor numbers



A public service or dis-service?

Oct 11th, 2019 | By

If governments feel that urgency is required in cutting emissions, PSO’s need looking at again.



Saturday snippets: August 31st 2019

Aug 31st, 2019 | By
Arc de Triomphe at night

In Paris the deputy mayor wants to ban tour coaches. In Saudi a theme park is planned and in australia, the Great Barrier Reef’s long term outlook has been downgraded.



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.



Ireland – open for business

Jul 17th, 2019 | By

Ireland will be hoping that the May figures were just a blip and that visitor numbers from both the Uk and continental Europe will continue to grow.



Why aren’t regional airports growing in Ireland?

May 13th, 2019 | By

The growth of Dublin seems to suggest that, in the future, there will be just three international airports in the Republic of Ireland. Is that what Irish people living outside Dublin want?



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.