Up to five million TV viewers across the US will see Doonbeg Golf Club on CBS in spring 2011. The CBS crew spent time in Co Clare recently, filming presenter David Camp as he played Doonbeg in the stunning Co Clare scenery. The visit was arranged by Tourism Ireland and facilitated by Fáilte Ireland.
Doonbeg Golf Club will be part of a thirty-minute programme which will also preview the Solheim Cup, which takes place next year at Killeen Castle in Co Meath. The show will air in the spring and will also be repeated by CBS in various US cities throughout 2011.
Joe Byrne, Tourism Ireland’s Executive Vice President United States and Canada, said: “We are delighted that CBS has chosen to feature Doonbeg Golf Club and Co Clare. It is a wonderful opportunity to showcase our superb golf and tourism product; the footage shot by the crew in Co Clare will be seen by millions of Americans, encouraging them to consider a golfing vacation here.
“The US is a key tourism market for the island of Ireland and we have a strong and comprehensive promotional programme under way. We are placing significant emphasis on all value for money offers, including great golf deals, to drive home to US golfers our message about the superb range of offers available in Ireland.”
David Camp, presenter of CBS programme ‘Golf Resorts International’ (right), and crew filming at Doonbeg Golf Club.
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For further information:
Sinéad Grace, Tourism Ireland
Tel: 01 476 3493/ 087 685 9027
Notes to Editors:
• Tourism Ireland is the organisation responsible for promoting the island of Ireland overseas as a leading holiday destination.
• Tourism is the island of Ireland’s largest indigenous industry; responsible for in excess of 4% of GNP in the Republic of Ireland and employing approximately 200,000 people.
• Approximately 7.5 million overseas visitors came to the island of Ireland in 2009, delivering revenue of €3.5 billion.
• Tourism Ireland’s international website is www.discoverireland.com; there are 41 different websites, providing information in 19 different languages.