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28 Oct 2015

Tourism Ireland welcomes news that The Gobbins Coastal Path features in “top six new tourism experiences” in Australian newspaper

Welcoming the news that The Gobbins Coastal Path has been listed as one of the “most exciting new tourism experiences opening across the world” by the Daily Telegraph newspaper in Australia, Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, said: “I am delighted to see that the spectacular Gobbins Coastal Path has been recognised in this listing by the Daily Telegraph in Australia. It is an excellent way of highlighting our newest tourism experience to a wide audience of Australian travellers – and potential holidaymakers for Northern Ireland. The Gobbins has already welcomed more than 5,000 visitors in its first ten weeks of business and we believe this exciting new tourism experience has great potential for tourism to Northern Ireland – particularly for our ‘culturally curious’ audience.” 

Under the headline “Walk like an Edwardian in Northern Ireland”, the author of the article, Elisabeth Knowles, says that “The Gobbins Cliff Path is a spectacular, if arduous, clifftop coastal walk 32km north of Belfast”. To view the article, click here.

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.