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30 Jun 2016

More good news for Kerry tourism as Friends star Courteney Cox pays a visit

Hollywood and Friends star Courteney Cox is in Kerry right now, taking part in a Bear Grylls’ survival skills reality TV show called Running Wild.

With Courteney tweeting the news of her visit to her 979,000 followers, it’s more good news for tourism and comes just days after the beautiful Kerry landscape was showcased to millions of Top Gear fans by Chris Evans and Matt LeBlanc.

Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, said: “This positive exposure and celebrity endorsement for Kerry and the South West is all good news for tourism. It’s a fantastic way to bring Kerry and the Wild Atlantic Way to the attention of millions of people everywhere, inspiring them to put Ireland on their holiday ‘wish list’ for 2016.”

Notes To Editors

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  • 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.
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