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Visitor Information

For information on travel in Ireland, contact Tourism Ireland, the international marketing authority for both Fáilte Ireland (pronounced fal-cha), as the tourism development authority is called within the Republic of Ireland, and the Northern Ireland Tourist Board. Tourism Ireland’s website is designed for international travelers planning their trip. Fáilte Ireland runs the network of tourist information offices under the logo Discover Ireland. It's especially useful for those already in the country looking for activities and seasonal events. Information on travel in the North is available from the Northern Ireland Tourist Board.


Discover Ireland. 1890/324–583;

Tourism NI. 59 North St., Belfast, Co. Down, BT1 1NB. 028/9023–1221;

Tourism Ireland.

Tourism Ireland New York Office. 345 Park Ave., 17th fl., New York, New York, 10154. 212/418–0800; 800/SHAMROCK;

Online Travel Tools

For lots of entertaining bits—Irish and otherwise—visit The website is dedicated to providing as many free resources and as much free information about Ireland as possible on topics from genealogy to shopping. For a central directory of links to all things Irish, log on to Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann is an association that promotes the music, culture, and art of Ireland, and its website has helpful news about the Irish traditional music scene.

For listings of all music, film, and theater events and festivals, see For general information on current affairs, sports, entertainment, and more, log on to Keep in mind that many of the leading newspapers of Ireland have websites, which can be gold mines of timely information. See, for example, the Irish Times's website, To keep Irish people abroad up to date on events at home, visit

Officially designated Heritage Towns are featured on A range of discounted heritage attractions are flagged on, while is the website for the prime heritage attractions under state management, from the Rock of Cashel to Killarney National Park.

The website has all you need to know about the capital. Portions of the Tourism Ireland's eloquent magazine, Ireland of the Welcomes, are available online at Castle lovers enjoy, while foodies should check out www.bordbia.ieand


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