2013 was the year to Gather friends, family, colleagues and team mates in Ireland - all to celebrate the great things Ireland has achieved and what it truly meant to be Irish! And although The Gathering year may now be over, there is still no better time to visit our Emerald Isle and gather your loved ones!
Ireland despite being a small island lying on the precipices of western Europe has made an indelible and indeed overwhelming impact on the world in terms of history, politics, the sciences, sport, music and literature, and with over 70 million people claiming an Irish heritage worldwide, our diaspora may found in the four corners of the world - an incredible feat for an island on the peripheries of Europe.
With this is mind, a tourism based initiative was launched to encourage people whether Irish born, with an Irish heritage / link or just indeed with an affinity with Ireland to “Gather” in the Emerald Isle. The Gathering focused on Ireland’s heritage and culture and brought people together whether through clan gatherings/genealogical research, sports meetings, festivals and even conferencing. It was a celebration of Ireland - a mixing of her old and new and presenting Ireland to the world stage as not just a picture postcard destination but a country of multifaceted talents and a country embracing the advancement of the 21st century while remembering the achievements of the past.
And while 2013, may be over we still want you to Gather here in Ireland! Experience the real Ireland firsthand and behold her breath-taking scenery from a summer’s day on Inch Strand to your first sight of the awe-inspiring Cliffs of Moher. Sample the intangible delights this country has to offer too – the thump of a bodhran during an impromptu traditional music session to the cheer of a GAA match at Croke Park or the smells of Guinness along the Liffey’s Quays on a crisp winter’s morning.
So “Gather” your friends, colleagues or team members and come to Ireland and enjoy all we have to offer – the people, the sights and the infamous “craic”.
Check out our Best of Ireland Tours and see where you want to Gather your posse or perhaps you want to create your own Custom vacation to Ireland - where-ever, when ever or how ever you want to "Gather" let Tourireland set you on the right course! Get a Quote today and experience the magic!
The Gathering Tour Self-Drive Tour 8 Days
Gathering your best of Ireland
Starting from $1,033 pps
The Gathering Tour - History & Heritage Self Drive 11 Day
Ireland's History and Heritage
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