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22 Jul 2014

Tourism Ireland and Northern Irish Connections encourage athletes to promote ‘home’ at Glasgow 2014

Boxing legend Barry McGuigan joins Northern Ireland athletes as Commonwealth Games kick off

Some of Northern Ireland’s Commonwealth Games athletes joined boxing legend Barry McGuigan at an event in Glasgow last night, organised by Tourism Ireland and Northern Irish Connections to highlight Northern Ireland as a great place for business, short breaks and holidays. 

The event, which was timed to coincide with the opening of the Commonwealth Games this week, was attended by Scottish business leaders, as well as leading travel trade and media contacts. It was organised to encourage them to take advantage of our close proximity to Glasgow.

Notes To Editors

  • Tourism Ireland is the organisation responsible for promoting Northern Ireland and the island of Ireland overseas as a leading holiday destination.
  • Tourism is responsible for in excess of 4.9% of GDP in Northern Ireland and supports approximately 40,000 jobs.
  • In 2013, an estimated 1.7 million overseas visitors visited Northern Ireland, delivering revenue of approximately £474 million. 
  • Tourism Ireland’s international website is, which is available in ten different language versions for 30+ markets around the world this year.

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