The invitation is official, the party has started, and for the rest of the year Ireland will be welcoming visitors, to come and experience their culture, heritage and people. Across the country in communities, villages and towns the welcome mat is out, whether it's for a family reunion, to make new friends, or just to join the celebrations - Cead Mile Failte' , Welcome to Ireland.
New Years day got off to a great start with a 21 gun salute in Cork Harbor, as well as a 'parade of lights in Dublin', which included many visitors that were in the country at the time. Events, through the rest of the year, will cover a broad spectrum from Irish art, music, dance, literature, sport, film and food, that will be featured in events and festivals all over the country.
A Visit to this website gives not only a list of what will be happening and when, but information to help plan your Irish vacation, whether on your own or with a motorcoach tour. There will also be discounts and special deals being offer all year.
The exciting country of Ireland has many exciting places to visit, and being a Island it is easy to get around to see it all, a visit here will let you discover all there is to see and do.