Seachtain na Gaeilge: deis caillte?

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 MAOL comh holc sin ach oiread). I mbliana, ina bhfuil daoine ag caint faoi The Gathering™, bhí mé ag smaoineamh ar deis digiteach le bheith ag … Read more

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

I’m more of an Aldergrove man myself these days, but this is just, well, nice… Mick FealtyMick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty

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

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 London, Glasgow and Manchester; wanting urban holidays with friends; looking for daytime activities. culturally curious = 45+, living with partner/married; use social media but not heavy … Read more

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

Our Time Our Place logo

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 three month Winter Festivals promotion. On top of a series of high profile events, The Gathering’s website has a call to action, encouraging Irish families and … Read more