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Instagram Tourism at the Cliffs of Moher
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Certain tour operators are allegedly disregarding the guidelines set by the National Transport Authority for tourism routes raising concerns about the impact of Instagram-driven tourism on the local economy.  

In today’s email: 

  • Instagram Tourism Makes Cliffs of Moher a “photo-stop”
  • Experience the Magic of the Cliffs of Moher
  • Spontaneous Eruption of Music on a Doolin Ferry
  • Around the Web Christmas comes to Cork ( 130 days early ), “Queen of the Goats” return,  More direct flights from the US to Dublin  and more..
  • From Social Media
  • Irish Food You Will Love – Irish bangers and mash with Marmite gravy
  • The Craic – Irish flight delay trigger traditional music session (How awesome is this?)

Are the Cliffs of Moher becoming a mere “photo-stop”?

Clare TD Cathal Crowe has brought attention to a growing phenomenon termed “photo stop tourism” where busloads of tourists converge on the Cliffs of Moher hastily snap photos and depart without contributing to the local economy.

 Crowe asserts that this trend emphasizes quick photo opportunities over meaningful engagement necessitating a reevaluation of the tourism approach.

Crowe expresses worry that even renowned tourist destinations are becoming mere photo stops. Instead of staying overnight or enjoying leisurely lunches in Clare many tours originate in Dublin early in the morning and return by evening with lunch breaks in Clare or Galway. This shift not only diminishes the quality of the tourist experience but also undermines the economic benefits that local communities should receive.

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Experience The Magic Of The Cliffs Of Moher

Experience the awe-inspiring beauty of the Cliffs of Moher for yourself. Towering high above the Atlantic Ocean, these majestic cliffs are a spectacular sight to behold, and can provide a perfect escape from a busy city life. Take a guided tour, go on a boat ride or take a cliff-top walk – whatever you decide to do, it will be an unforgettable experience.

Instagram Tourism at the Cliffs of Moher

Spontaneous Eruption of Music on a Doolin Ferry

Doolin Ferry was rocking yesterday….for all the right reasons!

A group of young musicians from Coole Music of Gort and Dala Violinisterna of Sweden, played a number of tunes while moving as an ensemble around the boat, which was en route to Doolin from Inis Mór!

Even the cellists were on the move!! An amazing experience for all onboard!

Instagram Tourism at the Cliffs of Moher

Doolin Ferry: A Tale of Irish Creativity and Eco-Friendly Adventure


Instagram Tourism at the Cliffs of Moher

Around The Web

Tourism Ireland welcomes Aer Lingus flights from Denver and Minneapolis-St Paul to Dublin

Tourism Ireland warmly welcomes today’s announcement by Aer Lingus of a new flight from Denver to Dublin and the reinstatement of its Minneapolis-St Paul to Dublin service. The Denver to Dublin route will commence on 17 May next year and will operate four-times weekly.

The Minneapolis-St Paul to Dublin service will resume on 29 April 2024, initially operating four times per week, before increasing to a daily service from October next year. The addition of these transatlantic services is good news and will certainly help boost tourism from the United States to Ireland in 2024 and beyond.

Targeting luxury holidaymakers for the island of Ireland

Tourism Ireland is attending Virtuoso Travel Week in Las Vegas this week – a luxury travel conference exclusive to members of Virtuoso, a global network of agencies which specialise in luxury travel.

After 88 years, whiskey is officially back in production in the city of Belfast

Drinks company Titanic Distillers, which has invested almost £8 million converting the historic Thompson Dock and Pumphouse in the Titanic Quarter, has finally secured a distillers license, just over four months after opening the building to tours.

Tiny West Cork village voted one of Ireland’s most charming places

The spot has been praised for its beautiful views, fresh seafood and friendly locals

Christmas comes to Cork 130 days early as Brown Thomas unveil festive shop

Sure sign of the end of summer when BT get the baubles out.

Glenties Harvest Fair is coming this September

Sheep marts, auctions, song, dance, music, sport and much more at this year’s Glenties Harvest Fair

WATCH: “Queen of the Goats” – humble festival returns to Co Kerry this Friday

The simple nature of the Queen of the Goats festival in Co Kerry is what makes it so strong, organizer and storyteller Sean O’Laoghaire says.

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From Social Media

Bunratty feels like sunshine in a bottle!

Bunratty, County Clare

Credit: – instagram.com/adam.kaczmarek.photography/

Instagram Tourism at the Cliffs of Moher

Irish Food You Will Love

Irish bangers and mash with Marmite gravy

Irish bangers and mash with Marmite gravy

The Craic 

Irish flight delay trigger traditional music session (How awesome is this?)

It was a moment that travelers waiting at the Dublin Airport will never forget. A few weeks ago, a flight delay led to a spontaneous traditional Irish music session erupting in the airport’s departure lounge.

The magical moment started when a small group of musicians arrived at the terminal and began playing their instruments. Passengers who were initially quite frustrated at the flight delay were soon tapping their feet and clapping along as the music filled the terminal.

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