The Irish Embassy in Denmark, together with Tourism Ireland and Tullamore D.E.W., hosted a special pre-Bloomsday event – to mark the 80th anniversary of Joyce’s visit to Copenhagen, in September 1936. The event, which took place in Copenhagen’s Tivoli Gardens, was attended by influential Danish media, as well as by members of the Danish James Joyce Society. It included readings from Ulysses
in both Danish and English, providing a good platform to highlight the island of Ireland to our ‘culturally curious’ audience.
Aileen Hickey, Tourism Ireland; Jesper Kjær, representing Tullamore D.E.W.; HE Cliona Manahan, Irish Ambassador to Denmark; Morten Barndorff Simonsen, representing Tullamore D.E.W; Karen Dermody and Deirdre Quinn, both Tourism Ireland, at the pre-Bloomsday event in Copenhagen.
Notes To Editors
- Tourism Ireland is the organisation responsible for promoting the island of Ireland overseas as a leading holiday destination.
- Tourism is the island of Ireland’s largest indigenous industry; responsible for in excess of 4% of GNP in the Republic of Ireland and employing approximately 220,000 people.
- In 2015, we welcomed approximately 9.3 million overseas visitors to the island of Ireland, delivering revenue of about €4.7 billion.
- Tourism Ireland’s international website is www.ireland.com, 29 market sites available in ten language versions around the world, which attracted about 16.5 million visitors in 2015.