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01 Jun 2016

New Tourism Ireland drone video showcases ‘Ten Amazing Places in Northern Ireland’

Tourism Ireland has launched a new online film using drone footage to capture ten iconic and scenic locations around Northern Ireland. It features places like the Mourne Mountains, the Sperrins and Lough Erne, as well as Game of Thrones filming locations like the Dark Hedges.

Titled ‘Ten Amazing Places in Northern Ireland’, the film has been created by Tourism Ireland to encourage people around the world to come and visit in 2016. It features coastal and mountain vistas, castles and volcanic landscapes – using tranquil music to underscore the views.

Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, said: “Northern Ireland is packed with natural and historic gems and the availability of drones has allowed us to showcase these places in a way that hasn’t been done before. Our latest film features stunning aerial footage – showing Northern Ireland at its very best – which will help entice prospective visitors everywhere to come and holiday here this year.”

The ‘Ten Amazing Places in Northern Ireland’ film will be promoted via Tourism Ireland’s social media platforms – with its Facebook fans (3.6 million fans worldwide) and Twitter followers (346,000), 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 2015, we welcomed about 1.9 million overseas visitors to Northern Ireland, delivering revenue of about £454 million.
  • Tourism Ireland’s international website is, available in ten different language versions for over 30 individual markets around the world. In 2015, attracted about 16.6 million visitors.