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23 Oct 2012

Donegal surfing in focus ‘Down Under’

Aussie-born surfer Glenn Hall was in Donegal at the weekend, to check out the fantastic surfing in this part of Ireland. Invited here by Tourism Ireland in Sydney, he spent the weekend trying out various surf suggestions from Fáilte Ireland.

Glenn – whose grandfather was Irish – surfs for Ireland and this year became the first Irishman to qualify for the World Championship Tour (WCT). He has been highlighting Donegal and the north-west as a fantastic surf and holiday destination for Australian surfers on his blog and to his 2,000+ followers on Twitter.

Diane Butler, Tourism Ireland’s manager in Australia, said: “Tourists are increasingly reliant on blogs and social media to inspire and inform them about their holiday choices, so Glenn’s visit was a great opportunity to showcase the superb surfing in Donegal to a niche audience in Australia. Glenn’s readers and followers have good disposal incomes and finding out about interesting and different surf travel destinations is high on their agenda. They enjoy learning about new destinations from fellow surf enthusiasts who have visited and who know exactly what Donegal has to offer.”

 

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