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01 Oct 2015

Silver ‘Ghosts’ roll into town

30 vintage Rolls Royce cars travel around Northern Ireland

A group of around 80 international vintage car enthusiasts have been travelling around the island of Ireland in convoy, in a fleet of 30 cars that were shipped in from around the world. The car enthusiasts, who are members of the Nebraska-based Silver Ghost Association, have been enjoying the ‘Wholly Ghost Tour 2015’.

The beautifully restored cars are all Silver Ghosts, which were made by Rolls Royce between 1918 and 1930. The ‘Wholly Ghost Tour’ included Northern Ireland – with the group taking in the Causeway Coastal Route and some of our iconic attractions, like the Old Bushmills Distillery, the Giant’s Causeway and the Dark Hedges which make it such a wonderful driving route. They also visited counties Fermanagh, Antrim and Down, with stops at Lough Erne Resort, Slieve Donard Hotel in Newcastle, Galgorm Resort and Spa in Ballymena and Gracehill House in Ballymoney.

  Aubrey Irwin, Tourism Ireland (second right), welcomed some of the drivers taking part in the ‘Wholly Ghost Tour 2015’ to the Old Bushmills Distillery.

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, available in ten different language versions for over 30 individual markets around the world. In 2014, attracted about 14.25 million visitors.