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17 Oct 2013

180 million people worldwide to tune in to Dublin

TV Documentary Series ‘Waterfront Cities of the World’ Films in Dublin

Images of Dublin will be beamed into the homes of an estimated 180 million people around the world later this year, following the visit of renowned TV show ‘Waterfront Cities of the World’. 

This is the fourth season of the popular documentary series, which airs in approximately 110 countries – including Canada, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Australia, Hong Kong, Russia, Brazil and India – and which, in the past, has featured cities like New York, Venice, Buenos Aires, Melbourne and Cape Town. The crew – invited to film here by Tourism Ireland in Toronto – captured footage around the city, including in Granby Park in the inner city, along the quays, on Sandymount Strand and in Portobello. The special Dublin episode, which will broadcast later this year, will focus on our culture, arts, literature and Gaelic games; it will also look at the history and development of the city, its architecture, as well as today’s multi-cultural Dublin.

Jayne Shackleford, Tourism Ireland Canada, said: “We are absolutely delighted that ‘Waterfront Cities of the World’ agreed to film an episode in Dublin. It’s a fantastic opportunity to highlight and showcase some of the very best of what the city has to offer to a huge worldwide audience. Waterfront Cities is a hugely popular TV documentary and the Dublin episode will be seen by an estimated 180 million viewers – or potential holidaymakers – around the globe.”

Tourism Ireland undertakes a busy publicity programme around the world each year to raise the profile of the destination – and media visits to Ireland are a key element of that programme.  This was the fifth television crew invited to film here by Tourism Ireland in Canada, over the last six weeks (the others include crews from Fins & Skins, Canada AM, Occupation Double and Rebel Cook) – capturing footage and filming here for programmes which will be seen by a combined Canadian and worldwide audience of some 234 million people.

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