Donegal wows French journalists

07 May 2009

A group of influential walking and activity journalists from France visited Co Donegal last week.  They were here to find out more about the wonderful walking routes and trails on offer in the North West and to experience at first-hand the spectacular countryside of this part of the island.  Their trip was organised by Tourism Ireland in France, in conjunction with leading French tour operator Allibert and Fáilte Ireland. 

During their fact-finding visit here, the journalists stopped to enjoy the wonderful scenery in Glenveagh National Park.  Their visit included the dramatic Inishowen Peninsula and an opportunity to enjoy a trek on Malin Head. 

Billy Condon, Tourism Ireland France, said: “Media visits such as these are extremely important to help build awareness of Donegal, and the island of Ireland in general, among potential walking visitors in France.  The publicity value of the articles these journalists will write is fantastic – they will be read by many hundreds of thousands of potential holidaymakers.

“Tourism Ireland in France has an extensive promotional programme in place for 2009; walking is one of the activities we are promoting, highlighting Donegal as a fantastic walking destination.  It is absolutely essential that we convey the message that there has never been a better time for French people to visit the island of Ireland.”

                                                                                                                             French journalists in Glenveagh National Park with Jane Stokes, Fáilte Ireland (second from left) and Severine Tharreau, Tourism Ireland France (fifth from left).


Further information:
Sinéad Grace, Tourism Ireland  t:  01 476 3493/ 087 685 9027



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