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02 Jun 2017

Discovering the island of Ireland by campervan

German journalist and campervan enthusiasts explore the Causeway Coastal Route, the Wild Atlantic Way and Ireland’s Ancient East

German journalist Heinz Bück has been exploring the Causeway Coastal Route, the Wild Atlantic Way Ireland’s and Ancient East by campervan. He is accompanied by a small group of fellow campervan enthusiasts, who are here to soak up the spectacular scenery and the wealth of things to see and do around the island of Ireland. His trip is supported by Tourism Ireland, Tourism NI and Fáilte Ireland.

Heinz Bück’s website is extremely popular and he’ll be posting lots of great photos and details of his Ireland adventure online – inspiring his readers and followers to come and discover the destination for themselves. The group’s packed itinerary includes Titanic Belfast, the Giant’s Causeway, Enniskillen, Achill Island, Connemara National Park, the Burren, Dingle, Titanic Experience Cobh, Cashel, Glendalough and the Brú na Bóinne Centre.

2016 was the best year ever for German visitor numbers to Ireland, with 650,000 German visitors contributing almost €400 million to the Irish economy. Tourism Ireland is undertaking an extensive programme of promotional activity once again throughout 2017, to build on that success. In 2016 we welcomed over 69,000 German visitors to Northern Ireland, up +7% on 2015.

Zoë Redmond, Tourism Ireland’s manager for Central Europe, said: “Tourism Ireland was delighted to support Heinz and his group on their journey around the island of Ireland. It’s a really effective way of engaging with his German followers, sparking their curiosity about the destination. The group has been really impressed by our spectacular scenery, the range of things to see and do, as well as by the friendliness of the people they met. I am confident that Heinz’s visit will result in lots of positive publicity for the Causeway Coastal Route, Ireland’s Ancient East and the Wild Atlantic Way.”
  German journalist Heinz Bück (right) and his group of fellow campervan enthusiasts visit Titanic Experience Cobh.

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 2016, we welcomed approximately 10.5 million overseas visitors to the island of Ireland, delivering revenue of about €5.4 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.