Ireland has millions of visits from overseas guests every year. So many in fact that the number of tourists is greater than the population of the country.
It was Kerry that came out top as the Irish destination of choice amongst the Irish. It won’t come as a surprise to anyone who has ever visited Kerry. The scenery is outstanding and the area can be a peaceful place to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Riverdance star Michael Flatley has revealed he and his wife share a romantic dinner every Friday evening, and he dresses up for the occasion in a tuxedo.
The dance legend was speaking to Hello magazine when he revealed the quirky ritual: “Niamh and I will have dinner in the formal dining room every Friday night when we are in Castlehyde. I will wear a suit and tie or a tuxedo. We really dress up. I don’t understand people who say they can’t wait to get home and throw on sweats.
“I married my wife because she is the most important person in the world. If there is ever a time to dress up, it’s for your wife. I get out some gin and take my time preparing the perfect martini and listen to some Frank Sinatra and wait for her to come downstairs.”
A former rugby player from England is desperately seeking a reunion with the “very nice girl” he met in Ireland more than half a century ago.
Michael Freer, 79, was in Dublin in 1958 for a match at Lansdowne Road against Bective Rangers. At the after match party met an attractive Irish girl and chatted and danced with her for most of night.
Her name was Bridie Fortune and Mr Freer was instantly taken with her. He wrote to her when he returned to England and the two were reunited three years later. Ms Fortune travelled to see him in London, and the two had an evening at the theatre planned.