Cliffs of Moher now Ireland's second biggest attraction |
Almost 1.6 million tourists visited the Cliffs of Moher in Co Clare last year.
The cliffs are now Ireland's second biggest visitor attraction after the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin.
Latest visitor figures for 2018 show 1,580,010 people visited the famous Clare site, up 3.8% on the previous year.
The boost in numbers has been attributed to new pricing models for both visitors travelling on their own and coach tours.
An analysis of the figures shows that over 55% of all visitors were from the Fully Independent Traveller or FIT market.
The new pricing model allows individuals to get discounts of 50% for early and late visits when booked online.
Group visits and coach operators are also getting reduced admission prices for visits during off peak periods to encourage the operators to stay longer in Co Clare.
110 people are employed at the Cliffs visitor experience during the peak tourist season, with a further 50 in tenant companies selling gifts and serving food.
A comprehensive strategy for the development of the tourist site in a sustainable way up to 2040 has been devised.
A group of consultants with international experience and expertise in sustainable tourism are due to be appointed with a view to report backing in a year about the way forward. #tourism#cliffsofmoher#ireland#clare
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Here we have the rock of Cashel, which is famous for so many things, amongst all of these it was home to the ancient Kings of Munster and home to the Eóganachta dynasty. One of whom, was the first O’Callaghan: Cellachán Caisil.
The earliest record of Cellachán is an attack on Clonmacnoise in 936. In 939, he was allied with Norse Gaels (essentially tribes of both Viking and Celtic people) from Waterford in an attack on the kingdom of Mide (Modern day Meath & Westmeath and home to the Hill of Tara and Newgrange). The leader of the Waterford contingent is called mac Acuind (Hákon's son). They took captive the abbots of Clonenagh and Killeleigh but were defeated by the Uí Failge of Leinster.
In 941, in a struggle for control of the eastern Déisi, Cellachán came into conflict with the High King of Ireland, Donnchad Donn, and so too with Donnchad's nominated successor Muirchertach mac Néill. Muirchertach undertook a "circuit of Ireland" at the head of his army, a campaign commemorated in later verse, during which he took Cellachán prisoner (actually given up to the High King by his own people). Cellachán remained a captive at Donnchad's court for some years.
He escaped and returned to Munster in 944 and defeated Cennétig mac Lorcáin and his two sons (one of whom was Brian Boru, who would go on to be the most famous of the Irish kings). They went to war several times with Cellachán being the ultimate victor.
From here, Cellachán disappeared from history, only to re-emerge once again in Mide where he raised the kingdom with his son Donnchad.
He died in 954 and Donnchad in 963.
Because of his fame and glory in battle, he’s name was carried on by his descendants who would be known as O’Callaghan which literally means “Descendant of Callaghan”.
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Friday 22nd February - ⚪️ Newmarket ⚪️ Clare - (for children who attend Clare Community Primary only)
During February half term we have camps at 7 (YES SEVEN) locations! Including new camps in Cambridge and Hadleigh!
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Итак, это продолжение истории про сумеречных охотников и другую нежить. Да, было интересно, вроде бы.., но при этом было затянуто, как по мне. Особенно сцена с боем на корабле.. Ну вот вообще затянулась. Опять же, чисто я так считаю. Но я ничуть не жалею, что прочла её, потому что 3 книгу буду читать с удовольствием точно, и продолжение так же. В принципе, мне больше нечего сказать. Если вы читали 1 часть, то вы понимали о чем я говорю. Пока что первая книга мне нравится больше.
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For every wedding we sell in Hotel Doolin we plant 10 native Trees, in 2018 we planted 870 native trees in Moy hill community farm. Planting has started this year and will take place Saturday the 26th from 10am to 3:30pm. If you fancy a bit of fresh air call by, all welcome. #togetherisbetter#greenhotel#moyhillfarm#plantingnativetrees#clare
"I came here tonight because when you realize that you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.” ~ Harry Burns, a character from When Harry Met Sally
Happy New year lads!! So when I was filming the latest episode of TPWM with the dudes at littlefox_ennistymon I ended up finding myself with some time to kill in Ennistymon in West Clare - It’s home to so many lovely people... Full episode about this little gem of a town on the way! Up the banner!!! #clare#wildatlanticway#ennistymon#westclare
The seal of Gilbert de Clare, earl of Hertford and Gloucester, and an initial from the 13th century Carrow Psalter containing the arms of Gloucester, added in the 15th century (Walters Ms. W.34, f. 222v).
The Clares were one of the most prominent Anglo-Norman noble families of their day, holding, at various times, land in England, Wales, and Ireland. They were descended from Gilbert of Brionne, a Norman count who in 1035 became one of the guardians of the young Duke William of Normandy (William the Conqueror), to whom he was also related. Gilbert’s illegitimate son Richard accompanied William on his conquest of England in 1066, and for doing so was subsequently awarded with numerous estates, including the lordship of Clare in Suffolk, the town from which his descendants took their name. The most famous member of the Clare family was probably Richard “Strongbow” de Clare, earl of Pembroke, who played a leading role in the invasion of Ireland during the reign of Henry II.
Gilbert de Clare, whose seal is seen here, was, along with his father, one of the twenty-five barons who were entrusted to ensure that King John obeyed the clauses of Magna Carta after 1215. Gilbert later inherited the Earldom of Gloucester from his mother, and as a result, the arms of the Clare family—described in heraldic terms as ‘Or, three chevrons gules’—are featured in the modern arms of both Gloucester and Gloucestershire.
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