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Travel memoirs to read

So the only view you have right now is the one outside your bedroom window. It’s easy to feel cramped, your longing for travel stifled by your equally strong urge to protect public health. There is a way to travel while you’re stuck indoors though. All you need is the right book. These travel memoirs, part personal journey, part travelogue to new and uncharted territories, will lead your imagination on wild adventures to places far beyond the confines of your couch. Dog sled across the arctic...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Books, Greece, Indonesia, California, France, China, Germany, India, US, Netflix, Vienna, United States, Ireland, Chile

TV: Niall Horan helps chronicle Northern Ireland's golfing revolution

Pictured (L-R) are Sky Sports presenter Graham Little, Tourism NI ROI Market Manager, Fiona Cunningham, and Niall Horan. Irish golf has enjoyed unprecedented success in recent years and what’s described as “Northern Ireland’s golfing revolution” will be charted in a half-hour TV special featuring singer Niall Horgan on Virgin Media 3 this weekend. In ‘Teed Up: N...
Tags: Travel, Sport, Ireland, Tourism, Golf, Rory Mcilroy, Northern Ireland, James Nesbitt, Graham, Niall Horan, Virgin Media, Shane Lowry, Majors, Royal Portrush, Claret Jug, Shane Lowry Shane Lowry

Service with a smile in lakeside luxury at Tulfarris

Tulfarris Hotel and Golf Resort in Co. Wicklow. Simon Thornton knows a top resort when he sees one having plied his trade on the European Tour for close to six years.Europe's global circuit took the former Royal County Down assistant all over the world from the scene of his 2013 European Tour win at St Omer in France to great resorts such as Gleneagles, the Home...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, France, US, Sport, Ireland, Tourism, Golf, Gleneagles, Dublin, Cork, Simon, St Andrews, Thornton, George Burns

U.S. Travel Reacts to Expansion of Travel Restrictions to UK and Ireland

Washington - U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued the following statement.
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Co. Down, Northern Ireland, tour

Ireland is often called the land of saints and scholars. Without a doubt, the most famous among these is St. Patrick, or Naomh Pádraig to give him his Irish name. A lot of mythology surrounds Ireland’s best-known saint and first bishop. For one, he probably didn’t banish the snakes from the Emerald Isle. For another, he definitely never dyed a pint of beer green in his life. But something we know is that in the fourth century, St. Patrick worked, lived, and was buried in County Down, Northern...
Tags: Travel, Hbo, John Lennon, Ireland, Newcastle, Northern Ireland, National Trust, All, Lewis, Patrick, Armagh, County Down, St Patrick, Newry, Columba, British Royal Family

Everest climbing permits suspended

There will be no traffic jam on Mount Everest this year. The government of Nepal announced on Friday that due to fears of COVID-19 being spread by arriving climbers, it would suspend all climbing permits for Mount Everest and all other peaks in the country. The announcement followed a Thursday order by China banning expeditions from its side of the world’s highest peak. The move comes as the annual climbing season was set to kick off next month, leaving many sherpas and mountain guides unempl...
Tags: Travel, Asia, California, China, Ireland, Everest, Nepal, Mount Everest, All, Adrian Ballinger, Alpenglow Expeditions, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Annapurna Kanchenjunga

Major airlines make dramatic cuts and call for state bailouts

Aviation consultancy warns that the international industry could collapse within monthsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all of our coronavirus coverageMajor airlines including British Airways, Ryanair, easyJet and Virgin Atlantic announced a dramatic scaling back of their operations on Monday, including cutting up to 80% of their services, grounding thousands of planes and calling for government bailouts to avoid bankruptcy.The moves came as an aviation consultancy warned that the international a...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Business, Money, Travel & leisure, UK News, World news, Consumer affairs, Ireland, Ryanair, Airline Industry, Flights, Tui Travel, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Coronavirus outbreak

Airlines make dramatic cuts to services and call for state bailouts

Aviation consultancy warns that international industry could collapse within monthsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all of our coronavirus coverageMajor airlines including British Airways, Ryanair, easyJet and Virgin Atlantic announced a dramatic scaling-back of their operations on Monday, including plans to cancel the majority of their flights and ground thousands of planes, with experts and industry executives calling for government bailouts to avoid bankruptcies.The moves came as an aviation c...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Business, Money, Travel & leisure, UK News, World news, Consumer affairs, Ireland, Ryanair, Airline Industry, Flights, Tui Travel, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Coronavirus outbreak

Coronavirus: airlines face meltdown as global travel bans multiply

American Airlines to scrap most long-haul flights while Australia orders all arrivals to self-isolate and Spain goes into lockdownCoronavirus – latest updatesThe international travel industry faces a widespread shutdown over coronavirus fears after airlines announced new flight reductions and more countries introduced travel bans and isolation requirements.Travel businesses were hit with multiple doses of bad news on Saturday and Sunday, with the US expanding its Europe travel ban to include the...
Tags: Cruises, Travel, Europe, Business, UK, Australia, Americas, US, Spain, UK News, US news, Ireland, US politics, Chile, Airline Industry, New Zealand

US expands travel ban to UK and Ireland amid Coronavirus outbreak – video

All travel between the United States and the UK and Ireland will be suspended from midnight EST on Monday. Vice-president Mike Pence announced the new measure at a coronavirus task force news briefing on Saturday.A top medical official Anthony Fauci said the move could change the course of coronavirus's spread across the country, which he said 'has not yet reached its peak'. Coronavirus latest updates: 10 more people in UK die, Jet2 flights turn back from Spain Continue reading...
Tags: Travel, UK, US, Spain, UK News, US news, United States, Ireland, US politics, Anthony Fauci, Mike Pence, Coronavirus outbreak

in which covid-19 accomplishes what revolution, unexplained plane crashes, and terrorism could not

I've never cancelled a trip because of external circumstances. Until now.In 1994, we were heading to Mexico -- to travel through the country, not to stay in a resort -- when revolution broke out in the state of Chiapas. We went anyway.In 2001, we were booked on a flight to Ireland, two months after September 11, and less than 24 hours after a plane crashed immediately after takeoff from the same NYC airport. We went anyway.In 2017, we were finally going to Egypt, when a bomb went off in a Cairo ...
Tags: Travel, California, Mexico, Oregon, US, Personal, Canada, Ireland, Egypt, Labour, Health Care, Red Sox, Chiapas, Travels, Cairo, Laura K

Sea stack climbing

“You’re aware that every move could be your last. But you know you’re going to be okay.” That’s how Iain Miller describes the most difficult ascents he’s accomplished of the eerily beautiful sea stacks that grace Ireland’s treacherous Atlantic coast. Miller has climbed more than 100 sea stacks, over 60 of them on first ascents — making him the world’s most accomplished climber of the strange and mesmerizing rock formations. Miller first started climbing in his native Orkney Islands, a rugged...
Tags: Travel, Scotland, Atlantic, Ireland, Miller, All, Atlantic Coast, Mara, Donegal, Orkney Islands, Wild Atlantic, Iain Miller, northwest Ireland, Atlantic Way, Cnoc, Owey Island

What is hurling?

In Kilkenny , Ireland, a monument depicting sportsmen scrimmaging for a fist-sized ball while wielding wooden instruments that resemble hockey-stick-cricket-paddle hybrids has sat in Canal Square since 2016. It captures a scene familiar to Irish onlookers, honoring the ancient Gaelic sport that’s evolved into Ireland’s national pastime: hurling. References to early iterations of the sport appear as far back as the 13th century, with heroes like the demigod Cúchulainn often being represented as...
Tags: Travel, Scotland, Sports, United States, Ireland, Dublin, Cork, All, Emerald Isle, Kilkenny, GAA, Kilkenny Ireland, Irish Culture, St Louis Olympics, Gaelic Athletic Association GAA, National Hurling League

NYC St. Patrick’s Day parade moved

For the first time in its 258-year history, the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade is being postponed. Governor Andrew Cuomo made the decision to not hold the parade over growing concerns surrounding the coronavirus and the gathering of large crowds. St. Patrick’s Day celebrations all over Ireland, as well as in Chicago and Boston have already been canceled. In a statement, the governor said, “Today I had several conversations with the organizers of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade to determ...
Tags: Travel, New York, NYC, Boston, New York City, Chicago, Ireland, Andrew Cuomo, All, St. Patrick's Day, Parades, St. Patrick's Day Celebrations, Sean Lane, St. Patrick's Day Parade, New York cit, New York City St Patrick

Oil falls 6% after Trump surprises with travel curbs - Reuters

Oil falls 6% after Trump surprises with travel curbs - Reuters:Oil prices fell more than 6% on Thursday after U.S. President Donald Trump unexpectedly announced restrictions on travel from Europe in an attempt to halt the spread of coronavirus after the World Health Organization described the outbreak as a pandemic.The slump in oil is being compounded by the threat of a flood of cheap supply after Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates said they would raise output in a stand-off with Russia.B...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Britain, United States, Ireland, United Arab Emirates, World Health Organization, Donald Trump, Trump, Reuters, Rupert Neil Bumfrey

Irish cultural sites in the US

Today, St. Patrick’s Day in the US is synonymous with posting up at the local Irish pub at 3:00 PM, green Jell-O shots, and breaking out that embarrassing green shirt you can only wear once a year. In the drunken haze, we often forget that the holiday is actually a celebration of Irish culture. The Irish experience in the US has been long and difficult, and it is, in many cases, an example of the American Dream in action. Taking some time around St. Patrick’s Day to consider the rich history ...
Tags: Travel, New York, Boston, New York City, US, Woody Guthrie, America, Ireland, New Orleans, Manhattan, Philadelphia, All, Patrick, St Peter, Financial District, Irish Channel

Don't order a Black and Tan

Around 1920, the British sent a group of soldiers wearing dark shirts and khaki pants to fight the Irish Republican Army in the Irish War of Independence. These soldiers were known for abduction, torture, and murder, including a 12-person massacre at a 1920 Dublin football match. They were called the Black and Tans because of the uniform. Today, that name may sound familiar to Americans accustomed to ordering what are often considered stereotypical Irish drinks. The Black and Tan is a layere...
Tags: Travel, US, Nike, Brooklyn, Ireland, Ira, Dublin, Guinness, Irish, All, Don, Ben Jerry, Belfast Northern Ireland, St Patrick, Irish Republican Army, Narragansett

Tokyo’s Irish parties

Editor’s note: Tokyo’s 2020 I Love Ireland Festival and the St. Patrick’s Day Parade are canceled due to the coronavirus, but Matador Network is continuing to publish this article in hopes that you’ll be able to make the annual celebrations in 2021. St. Patrick’s Day may seem to be fairly limited to Europe and the United States, but Tokyo’s Irish (and Irish-loving) contingent would beg to differ. The St. Patrick’s Day Parade and I Love Ireland Festival that fall side by side over a mid-March...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, Japan, Scotland, United States, Ireland, Tokyo, Belfast, All, Matador Network, St Patrick, Mundy, Harajuku Station, Yoyogi Park, St. Patrick's Day

5 ways to celebrate Irish culture

Listen up people , because I have an important announcement to make: There are better things to do on St. Patrick’s Day than drink. Please, pick your jaw up off the floor and hear me out. Did you know that Ireland is home to an ancient and complex culture, which offers quite a bit more than Guinness and leprechauns? In fact, from here on out, any talk of leprechauns is banned. Ireland has produced James Joyce, U2, and Saorise Ronan and Colin Farrell, to name a few. It’s informed almost all o...
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Dublin St. Patrick’s Day canceled

Founded or unfounded , event organizers around the world are taking precautionary measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus, canceling major festivals, tournaments, conferences, and other large gatherings. Now coronavirus panic is gripping Ireland. All of the country’s St. Patrick’s Day parades, including the one in Dublin, are being canceled to avoid the risk of further spreading the virus. The five-day festival spans the entire country, with parades in many of Ireland’s cities and villag...
Tags: Travel, Ireland, Dublin, Cork, All, St. Patrick's Day, Dublins St Patrick's Day, St. Patrick's Day Parade, Dalata Hotel Group Ireland

Best things to do in Galway

Every year since 1985, at least one lucky city in the European Union has been crowned European Capital of Culture. Iconic destinations like Athens, Berlin, Paris, and Florence were all chosen within the first few years. But rather than return to these old favorites again and again, in recent years the EU has chosen to shine a light on cities that are often overlooked, but have just as much to offer. Chosen Capitals of Culture put together a year-long calendar of cultural and artistic events s...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Eu, European Union, Atlantic, Ireland, Florence, Michael, Galway, All, European Capital Of Culture, Moher Ireland, Wild Atlantic Way, Galway Ireland, Samhain, Lughnasa

Events canceled due to coronavirus

Uncertainty surrounding the new coronavirus has led many companies, governments, and other organizations to cancel events all around the world. Since large gatherings are believed to be conducive to the spread of disease, people are wary of attending events that draw thousands of attendees. Even in areas where there are only a few cases of the coronavirus, events are being canceled or postponed simply as a precautionary measure. While all eyes are on the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympics, as of no...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, England, Washington, France, US, Ireland, Italy, Middle East, James Bond, Tokyo, Delhi, Seoul, Bts, All

Tee off free at the stunning Castlerosse Park Resort in Killarney

Castlerosse Park Resort in Killarney The spectacular four-star Castlerosse Park Resort in Killarney, situated adjacent to the world-renowned Killarney Golf & Fishing Club, is teeing off an exclusive FREE golf offer. Located a leisurely 30-minute walk from Killarney town, Castlerosse Park Resort is famed for its scenic beauty amongst the sublime surroundings of Killarney lakes and ...
Tags: Travel, Sport, Ireland, Tourism, Golf, Lakeview, Killarney, Mahony, Killarney Golf Fishing Club, Castlerosse Park Resort, McGillycuddy, Killarney Golf Fishing Club Mon Fri, Castlerosse Golf Club, Kieran Crehan, Grosvenor Restaurant

Tell us about a hidden spot in Europe for the chance to win £200 towards a UK/Europe stay

Share details on your breaks in Europe, recommending places off the tourist trail. Send us a tip to win £200 towards a Sawday’s breakYou may have come across a family-run hotel, a small ski resort, an idyllic village, a small museum/gallery or fantastic walks off the beaten track. It may have been an interesting shopping street, B&B, neighbourhood brasserie, park or wildlife reserve that took your fancy. Please let us know about trips to places not widely known to visitors – boat rides to quiet ...
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Skellig Michael, the Mysterious Monastery of Ireland

Skelling Michael is a remote island sitting 12 km off the coast of Ireland in the middle of the rugged seas of the Atlantic Ocean. This UNESCO World Heritage Site was one of the most fascinating things we saw in the entire country. (And that is saying a lot!) Getting to Skellig Michael is half […] Read the original post Skellig Michael, the Mysterious Monastery of Ireland on The Planet D: Adventure Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Ireland, Unesco World Heritage Site, Skellig Michael, Atlantic Ocean, Skelling Michael

Coronavirus outbreak in Italy effect

Italy has confirmed more than 200 cases of the novel coronavirus, making it the most-affected country in Europe and sparking travel advisories as far away as Ireland. Authorities in northern Italy, where the majority of the cases have been confirmed, are on a hunt to find the original source and to contain the outbreak from spreading further across the country. CNN reported five deaths from the coronavirus in Italy, where the majority of cases are in the northern region of Lombardy. The cit...
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Weekly Roundup, Friday 21 February 2020

By all accounts, the Airbus A220 is a lovely plane, well liked by airlines and passengers alike. How ironic that this great airplane almost completely destroyed its developer – Bombardier. See story below. Good morningThe Covid-19 virus (it now has a name) has been enormously on my mind the last several weeks, and for very direct and personally impactful reasons.  To help clarify my thinking, I wrote a detailed and careful analysis of the present situation and the possible unfolding future, an...
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In Search of Hotel Excellence: The Merrion Hotel | By Larry Mogelonsky

The Merrion Hotel in Dublin comprises four adjoined-terrace houses originally built around 1760 for wealthy Irish nobility. But nowadays you don't have to be nobility to be a guest here, nor particularly wealthy, as nightly rates range from a few hundred to well over a thousand Euros nightly depending upon room type selected. Regardless of the room selected, you'll be treated to perhaps the finest guest service you can find in Ireland's charming capital.
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#Qatar Airways ups holding in BA-owner IAG to 25.1% with new $600 million stake - Reuters

Qatar Airways ups holding in BA-owner IAG to 25.1% with new $600 million stake - Reuters:Qatar Airways has bought a $600 million stake in British Airways-owner IAG (ICAG.L) to increase its holding to 25.1%, advancing its strategy of building a global portfolio of international carriers.In an endorsement of the Anglo-Spanish group just weeks before its founder Willie Walsh steps down, Qatar said that increasing its stake was evidence of its support for the company and its strategy.Qatar previousl...
Tags: Travel, Qatar, Ireland, Middle East, Ba, Iag, British Airways, Iberia, Willie Walsh, Reuters, Qatar Airways, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, IAG ICAG, Aer Lingus IAG

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