Firstly Happy New Year! The big buzz in Ireland this year is the Gathering. This is a year long celebration of all things Irish and a great excuse to make 2013 the year you Vacation in Ireland.
While every year sees a wonderful selection of festivals throughout Ireland this year there will be many more additional Gatherings as every city, town, village and community pull together to make the Gathering and 2013 a year to remember. These Gatherings will take the form of sporting events, festivals, get togethers of like minded and even like named people as there will also be many clan gatherings throughout the year. Really any excuse you can think of goes!
Did you know that over 70 million people world wide claim Irish ancestry? Quite amazing when you consider that Ireland only has a population of 4.5 million! It’s said there are only 2 types of people in the world – those who are Irish and those who wish they were!
So to stave off those January blues why not organize your own Gathering in Ireland this year. Whether it’s a gathering of 2 or 200 have no doubt that Ireland holds a welcome for you!