St. Patrick’s Day spectacular in Ireland

Ireland’s new sensation – the Wild Atlantic Way

/ PRNewswire / — There is only one place to be on St. Patrick’s Day and that is Ireland. The St. Patrick’s Festival is truly one of the great spectacles of the world — a week-long celebration of music, dance and outdoor shows culminating in the stunning St. Patrick’s Day parade through the historic streets of Dublin on March 17th. The festival is one of the early year highlights on the cultural calendar in Ireland and what a year 2014 is going to be.
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Tourism Ireland has put together a suite of copyright free videos to enhance your St. Patrick’s Day coverage. Check out the special Wild Atlantic Way piece and a great video on St. Patrick’s legacy. Sample some St. Patrick’s delights from our trio of celebrity chefs – Noel McMeel of the Lough Erne Resort, Darina Allen of Ballymaloe Cookery School and Neven Maguire of MacNean House restaurant. Download the videos here www.tourismirelandinfo.com

Wild Atlantic Way - We are just days away from the launch of the spectacular Wild Atlantic Way which will be the longest designated driving route in the world. Stretching from the Inishowen Peninsula in Donegal to Kinsale in County Cork, the route will offer visitors an opportunity to truly discover Ireland’s breath taking West Coast This spectacular experience will be 2,500km long and include 156 discovery points along the way.

2014 Another Great Year - Every year there is a raft of wonderful things to see and do in Ireland. The highlight events in 2014 include Limerick City of Culture. The capital of the south west will host a full calendar of arts, literary and theatrical spectaculars which will attract audiences from around the world. The ‘Grande Partenza’ or ‘Big start’ of the Giro d’Italia will bring the world’s greatest cyclists to Ireland in May. The Galway Arts Festival welcomes the cream of international theatre talent in July. The Croke Park Classic in August will see the University of Central Florida take on Penn State in their college football season opener. The Belfast Festival at Queens and the Dublin Theatre Festival ensure that there is a packed calendar right through to the end of the year.

For more information on these stories and to download broadcast quality videos please visit our Media room at www.tourismirelandinfo.com

For information on traveling to Ireland visit www.Ireland.com

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