Ireland gets 10 online
1 April 2005 | 0
Tourism Ireland — www.tourismireland.com
Tourism Ireland’s website offers a wealth of information on planning a holiday in Ireland, from different air and ferry routes to accommodation and activities. A section dedicated to Irish culture and how to enjoy it is included.
MovieExtras.ie — www.movieextras.ie
Fancy a stint on the big screen? For a small fee, MovieExtras will put you on its books and you could end up getting your face in a film. Ok it might be a ‘blink and you miss it’ appearance, but at least it will give you something interesting to tell your friends about down the pub.
Nirvana Wood — www.nirvanawood.com
The website of Meath-based woodturner Niall Cahill: his work can be seen in the galleries that make up most of this site. Although many of these have already been sold, others can be commissioned by contacting Cahill.
BoredAtCollege — www.boredatcollege.com
What else are college students meant to fill those long hours with except take advantage of free Internet access in college? Study? Boredatcollege has enough links to keep even the most determined student busy for a few hours at least. These range from the top-rated entertainment sites such as gabby.com and theonion.com, to websites offering student jobs.
The Central Statistics Office — www.cso.ie
Redesigned and revamped, the Central Statistics Office website is a central source for Irish statistics. Scrolling text on the homepage gives users a quick glance at statistics dealing with subjects such as the numbers employed in construction and average industrial earnings. A link to the Databank Direct takes users to an EirStat Spreadsheet giving users information on a variety of topics, such as agriculture, the labour force and manufacturing.
Irish Council Against Blood Sports — www.banbloodsports.com
The Irish Council Against Blood Sports is campaigning to get blood sports banned, writing letters, organising petitions and distributing information on the different blood sports. This website has some graphic video clips — certain sections carry warnings to this effect. Information on how to get involved in the protest is also included on the site.
VenuesIrleand.com — www.venuesireland.com
If you are planning an event and need somewhere to hold it, try VenuesIreland.ie. Whether you are planning a conference, a product launch or a social activity, the site will help find you a venue in Ireland. A free 24-hour response venue-finding service is backed up by optional, fee-based services, such as team-building activities, venue management and contract negotiations, among others.
BigDay.ie — www.bigday.ie
BigDay.ie aims to make your very own ‘Big Day’ go a bit easier by giving you the space online to make your wedding details available to the invited guests. A personal forum for each site allows guests to post their queries, and at the end of it all, you can put the entire site onto a CD before you close it.
Munster Express — www.munster-express.ie
Set up in 1859, the Munster Express newspaper is available online with news for the Waterford area. Back issues going back as far as 2000 are available on the site, although its current design is definitely superior to its previous incarnation.
Irish Fire Services Resource — www.irishfireservices.com
The Irish Fire Services site is highlighting the work of the fire services and fire fighters in Ireland, in addition to strengthening links between brigades in Ireland. Information on stations around the country, equipment used and what it takes to get into the fire brigade is included on the site.