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19 Dec 2017

New Tourism Ireland video demonstrates “how to make the perfect Irish Coffee”

Just in time for Christmas, Tourism Ireland has created a new online film to demonstrate how to make the perfect Irish coffee! 

The step-by-step video uses a recipe straight from Foynes, where this deliciously warming drink was invented. It was first created in 1942 by chef Joe Sheridan at Foynes Port, where planes en route from Europe to America would stop to re-fuel. Whipped up one cold winter’s night as a warming treat for passengers who were delayed due to bad weather, the tipple went on to become something of a classic!  

The film is being promoted to potential visitors and fans of Ireland through Tourism Ireland’s social platforms, including Facebook (over 4 million fans worldwide), Twitter (457,000 followers) and YouTube.

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 281,000 people across the island.
  • By the end of 2017, we will have welcomed approximately 10.65 million overseas visitors to the island of Ireland, delivering revenue of about €5.78 billion.
  • Tourism Ireland’s international website is, 29 market sites available in 11 language versions around the world, which attracted 19.37 million visitors in 2016.