The 'Shine a Light Summer Festival' involves five lighthouses at Fanad Head, Co Donegal; Hook, Co Wexford, Loop Head, Co Clare, Rathlin, Co Antrim and Valentia, Co Kerry.
Over the weekend, learn about the life of a lighthouse storykeeper and hear stories about major maritime events. Discover crafts and traditions of times past and learn about modern coastal technology.
Hook Lighthouse, Co Wexford - one of five lighthouses in the 'Shine a Light Summer Festival'
A Visitor Experience Development Plan for Connemara Coast and Aran Islands created by Fáilte Ireland aims to extend the tourism season and to spread business across all parts of the region.
Lough Shindilla, Connemara Photo Gillian Mills
" Tangible actions and a process for local businesses to become involved will encourage visitors to engage with the true essence and story of the Connemara coast and Aran Islands," remarked Miriam Kennedy, Head of the Wild Atlantic Way.
Stretching from Erris in Co Mayo through Connemara and to Galway Bay, a seafood experience ‘Taste the Atlantic – A Seafood Journey developed by BIM and Fáilte Ireland to showcase how Irish seafood is caught and farmed, is the theme of the fourteenth Burren Slow Food Festival in Co Clare, May 11-13.
Sarah (9) and Melissa (6) O’Connor help to launch the 2018 Burren Slow Food festival
Speaking at the festival launch in Klaw Seafood Café, Dublin, chairperson Birgitta Hedin Curtin described the programme, which includes a ferry ride from Doolin and a seafood supper on Inis Oírr, as “boutique and busy.
A revised plan for residential development at Bulloch Harbour, Co Dublin, was described as an ‘extremely flawed document’ and ‘worse than the original application’, at a recent public meeting that attracted a full house in a local hotel.
2017 north-easterly storm batters Bulloch Harbour; artist impression of development proposal
In February 2017, Dún Laoghaire County Council rejected an application by the Bartra Property Group comprising six shop units with overhead apartments, a café and three, three-story houses. The development was described by Bartra as ‘both respectful and enhancing of the harbour and the local environment’.