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The Wild Atlantic Way is one of Ireland's greatest treasures, and the latest Tourism Ireland video shows even more stunning views of the landscape.

The area has brought the world closer together, connecting the coastline of Ireland and bringing tourist visitors from all over the world. It also provides the perfect area for a holiday in our own green backyard.

Tourism Ireland's vide, 'Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way – Connecting the world for over 100 years', emphasises the history of the scenery, and how important it is for our connections further west.

Sir John Alcock and Sir Arthur Whitten-Brown flew from Newfoundland in Canada in 1919 in a two-man biplane and crash landed at Derrigimlagh Bog in Connemara.

That same year, Guglielmo Marconi sent the first transatlantic radio-telegraph from Ballybunion to Nova Scotia, cementing our ties with Canada forever.

In 1866, Lord Kelvin Thomson changed communication forever by sending the first transatlantic cable message from Valentia Island to Newfoundland. This reducing the time it took to send a message across the ocean from weeks to minutes.


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Dr Brendan O’Regan opened the world’s first 'Duty-Free' shop in Shannon Airport in 1947, which led to hundreds of Free Zones worldwide,

Ireland is celebrating two 100-year anniversaries this year; the first transatlantic radio-telegraph and the first non-stop transatlantic flight.

A full re-enactment of the landing at this week's Alcock and Brown 100 Festival will honour both achievements.


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One hundred years later, anyone can pick up the phone and communicate with friends and relatives all over the world or hop on a trans-Atlantic flight in hours.

It all began right here. The video serves to remind the Irish people and visitors from abroad that the Wild Atlantic Way makes an unbelievable Irish holiday.

Whether it's a short break, a cycling challenge or a trek around the entire country; there's no doubt that the landscape is hugely important for our culture.

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According to emerging reports, the body of a woman in her twenties was recovered from the sea at the Cliffs of Moher earlier this afternoon.

It has been established that members of the public hiking in the area happened upon a stray rucksack before spotting a body in the water below the popular trail.

After being alerted by those at the scene, Coast Guard volunteers launched a boat from their Doolin base while a land team made its way to the cliff top.

Documentation found inside the rucksack have helped Gardai identify the deceased, with reports confirming she is a non-Irish national.

The body of the woman was recovered from the sea and transferred to the base at Doolin before being removed to University Hospital Limerick where a post mortem will be carried out this evening.

Authorities are currently attempting to make contact with the late woman's family.



When you go up the Cliffs of Moher, you don't expect there to be a 162-piece choir there to welcome you!

But that's what happened to tourists and locals this weekend when they were met with a performance from an international choir.

The act was part of the fifth annual Limerick Sings International Choral Festival which took place throughout the weekend.

According to RTÉ, visitors from Ireland and America described the performance of O Danny Boy as "incredible, beautiful," and "most memorable."

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Throughout the weekend, performances took place at spectacular venues including St John's Cathedral, University Concert Hall, and Holy Trinity Abbey Church in Adare.

Have a listen for yourself, the rendition is truly beautiful.


The U.S skateboarding legend Tony Hawk married his fiancée Cathy Goodman at Adare Manor Hotel and Golf Resort yesterday.


The 47-year old sports star donned a black suit and his bride opted for a more non-traditional black lace gown.

The floor length lace dress was accompanied by a gold head piece and a bouquet of red roses.

Tony took to Instagram to announce the celebration, posting an image with the caption “Tying the Celtic knot with my best friend.”

This is Tony’s fourth marriage and he and Cathy started dating a year after she had divorced from Tony’s close friend Matt Goodman.


Speaking with Radar Online, Matt said that while he recognises people would see the pairing as unusual given the circumstances, he’s fine with everything.

"I know people will think it is strange but I'm totally cool with it.”

Cathy and Tony started dating in 2011 after he had then supposedly left his third wife Lhotse Meeriam to be with Cathy, who had been married to Matt.

Tony has six children from his three previous marriages all of whom were there with the pair to celebrate their nuptials.


Brothers in arms: @rileyhawk & Harris Hawk #conjugalcelticconclave

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The younger Hawks enjoyed taking in some traditional activities that the luxurious resort has to offer, one of which includes hawking. How fitting.


Tony Hawk & crew in the park today. Yes, THE Tony Hawk!

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In traditional professional skateboarding style, the whole family took a trip to nearby skating venue Raw Cycles to show off their skills.

The family are also spending some time visiting more Irish sights, Tony has recently kept his Instagram account updated with the gang's trip to the Cliffs of Moher. 

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