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Ireland

Global

World's best St Patrick's Day parties

Jolyon Attwooll For the celebration of the national saint of one, relatively small country, St Patrick's Day has assumed proportions way beyond Ireland's borders.

Ireland

When lineage draws you to the Emerald Isle

A trip to Ireland uncovers long-lost family links, writes Helen O'Neill.

Ireland

Long summer nights and sea-scented air

The west is best: The Big Top, host to the annual arts festival that draws tourists in their thousands.

Jayne D'Arcy Summer sees Galway flooded with foreign tourists as well as Irish folk who are taking a break from working lives.

Worldwide

How to bring the glamour of travel back

Talabgaon Castle Heritage Resort

Too often, modern-day travel can feel sanitised and rushed, leaving you yearning for the era of gracious, slow-paced touring on a grand scale.

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Photo galleries

Ireland: off the beaten track

A week sampling the delights of Ireland.

Top 10 places to celebrate Christmas

4. BONDI BEACH, AUSTRALIA. Come 25 December the beach acts as a magnet for backpackers a long way from home, who celebrate alongside other 'Christmas orphans.' Bands and DJs rock the Pavilion, everyone checks out everyone else, and a festive atmosphere prevails.

Christmas has become a global festival, regardless of religion or location.

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Travellers Tips

The Tripologist

Should you be worried by the government’s travel warnings?

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The Tripologist For each country, DFAT assigns one of four risk levels that reflect the potential dangers a traveller might face.

Q&A

Your questions

With the EU Schengen Convention in place, is there a way we can holiday in Europe for six months straight?

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Travel News

Can I help you? Inside the world's most hated airline's complaints department

Ryanair chief Michael O'Leary

LIZZIE PORTER 5:27pm | Meet the Ryanair team with the unenviable task of dealing with complaints, and take a peek inside Michael O'Leary's costume cupboard.

'Beware Ebola': Ignorance of Africa's geography hurting tourism

1:02pm | When Canadian tourist Shauna Magill posted on Facebook that she'd arrived safely in Uganda, a friend warned her to beware of "a thing called Ebola please".

Holiday.com domain name could sell for $A37 million at auction

NATALIE PARIS 10:20am | Holiday.com could fetch $A37 million when it is auctioned off at the World Travel Market later this year, it is claimed.

Brazilian village filled with beautiful single women seeks men

10:11am | Remote village almost entirely populated by single women appeals for men.

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