Influential Swedish Golf Journalists Check Out Local Facilities

17 Apr 2009

A large group of influential golf writers from Sweden arrived in Donegal earlier this week.  They are all members of the important Swedish Golf Writers’ Association, here to experience at first-hand some of the fantastic golf courses on offer in Donegal and the North West.

Their first stop in the North West was Donegal Golf Club.  They also visited Enniscrone Golf Club in Sligo and Carne Golf Links in Mayo. 

Steven Roberts, Tourism Ireland’s Manager in the Nordic Region, said: “This is a wonderful opportunity for us to showcase Donegal to the Swedish market.  Media visits such as these are very important, in terms of helping to spread the good news about Donegal and the high quality of the golf product available throughout Ireland.  The articles these influential journalists will write will be read by many thousands of Swedish golfers and potential holidaymakers. 

“Sweden is a very important market for golf tourism and we in Tourism Ireland are pulling out all the stops to win business and to keep Ireland and Donegal ‘top of mind’ with the Swedish consumer this year.  It is absolutely essential that we convey the message that there has never been a better time for Swedish people to visit the island of Ireland.”

The golf writers travelled to the North West with the assistance of Tourism Ireland in the Nordic Region and Fáilte Ireland.

Welcoming the members of the influential Swedish Golf Writers’ Association to Donegal Golf Club is Gráinne Dorrian (fourth from left), with Leif Larsson, Chairman of the Association (right) and Martin Donnelly, Fáilte Ireland North West (left).


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


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