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10 Nov 2015

Tourism Ireland launches online film promoting Londonderry

New film will highlight Banks of the Foyle Halloween Carnival to potential visitors around the world

Tourism Ireland has launched a new online film, ‘Halloween in Derry-Londonderry’, specially created to highlight the walled city and its spectacular Halloween festivities.

Celebrating the fact that the city was recently voted the best Halloween destination in the world by readers of top American newspaper USA Today, Tourism Ireland’s film will give viewers around the world a sample of the ‘spooktacular’ show which is the largest Halloween celebration in Europe.

To view the film, click here.

Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, said: “We are delighted to unveil our latest online film, showcasing Londonderry and its wonderful Halloween celebrations, whetting people’s appetites to come and visit the city. We are inviting them to come and experience ‘a taste of the fearsome fun and creepy craic to be had in this historic Northern Ireland city’.”

The ‘Halloween in Derry-Londonderry’ film will be promoted on Tourism Ireland’s website,, particularly in the run-up to Halloween 2016. Tourism Ireland will also share the film on social media – with its Facebook fans (3 million fans worldwide) and Twitter followers (300,000+), and on its YouTube channel.


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 5.2% of GDP in Northern Ireland and supports approximately 43,000 jobs.
  • In 2014, we welcomed almost 1.8 million overseas visitors to Northern Ireland, delivering revenue of about £446 million.
  • Tourism Ireland’s international website is, 29 market sites available in ten language versions around the world, which will attract more than 16 million visitors in 2015.