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Seachtain na Gaeilge: deis caillte?

Wed 6 March 2013, 6:24pm

Tweet Cad a tharla do’n bliain seo chaite? Táimid i measc Seachtain na Gaeilge arís agus b’fheidir go bhfuil sé ro-mhall do rud éigin suimiúil a dhéanamh an bhliain seo, mar shampla MÚC. Creidim gurb é seo an chead usaid don téarma nua seo – do mórchúrsa oscailte ar líne nó #MOOC (ach, mar ainm, níl […] more »

And at Belfast City Airport: “Joy to the world…”

Fri 21 December 2012, 9:59am

Tweet I’m more of an Aldergrove man myself these days, but this is just, well, nice… more »

Expect an influx of social energisers and culturally curious tourists in 2013 … as well as the G8 leaders

Wed 5 December 2012, 6:08pm
Niall Gibbons Arlene Foster

Tweet Slugger readers in Great Britain who fall into the marketing segments of “social energisers” and “culturally curious” should expect to see adverts tempting them across the shuck Irish Sea in 2013 to “explore the landscapes, history and culture we have on offer”. social energisers = 18-34, no kids; heavy social networkers; often living in […] more »

The Gathering: Why isn’t NI getting any of this #Diasporic action…

Tue 4 December 2012, 12:32pm

Tweet Nice report from Al Jazeera… I’ll let it speak for itself… more »

For what is Northern Ireland going to be known in 2013?

Thu 29 November 2012, 3:32pm
Our Time Our Place logo

Tweet As NI2012 Our Place Our Time comes to a halt, does Northern Ireland Tourist Board have a fight on its hands to maintain this year’s impetus? Competition comes from Tourism Ireland’s The Gathering (which Tourism Minister Arlene Foster made no mention of in her party conference speech at the weekend) not to mention VisitScotland’s […] more »

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