Laois; Minimal Journey, Maximum Enjoyment!

Summer is in full swing! It’s been scorching weather so far, so it’s the perfect opportunity to get out and escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. County Laois is a midlands hidden gem that has so much to offer for families, friends and couples to explore. It’s the perfect day escape and is less […]

Co Laois ‘Wows’ Australian Travel Writers

Seven leading Australian travel writers visited Laois recently, as guests of Tourism Ireland. Representing a news agency and various publications (like The West Australian newspaper and Australian Traveller magazine), with a combined reach of over 3.5 million people – or potential Australian holidaymakers – the journalists were here to experience at first-hand some of the many things to see […]

‘Drive’ to Woo Tourists for Laois

Several tourism organisations from around Ireland – including The Gandon Inn in Emo – joined Tourism Ireland at The Goodwood Revival, which took place recently in Chichester, in southern England.   The Goodwood Revival is one of the largest vintage car festival events in Great Britain. It attracts about 150,000 visitors each year, offering a […]

Top American Travel Agents Check Out Co Laois

Two groups of top travel agents from across the US visited Co Laois over the weekend, as guests of Tourism Ireland and Fáilte Ireland, in conjunction with American Airlines and Aer Lingus.   The agents – all representatives of top-producing American travel companies like Ensemble, Virtuoso, Signature Vacations and American Express – were here on […]

Castle Durrow ‘Goes Dutch’ at Workshop in Amsterdam

Twenty-one tourism organisations from around the island of Ireland – including Shelly Stokes of Castle Durrow – travelled to Amsterdam recently, to take part in the first ever “Ierland workshop”, organised by Tourism Ireland to increase our share of the Dutch travel market in 2012 and beyond. The Irish companies met and presented to 60 […]