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09 Jan 2018

Spotlight on Cork in British fashion magazine

An article highlighting Cork features in the online edition of Marie Claire magazine this week, profiling the city to the magazine’s many readers – or potential British holidaymakers. 

Tourism Ireland in London, in conjunction with Fáilte Ireland, invited journalist Trish Halpin to visit last October. The resulting article appears this week under the headline “Cork is the city break you probably never thought of (but really should)”. The online edition of Marie Claire has about 1.2 million readers every month. 

The piece highlights some of the many things to see and do – saying that “Food, music, history, shopping and culture plus a healthy dose of fun make Ireland’s second city the perfect mini break”. It describes the English Market, where you’ll find “the best of Cork’s foodie scene” and some of the city’s many great festivals, including the Cork Midsummer Festival and the Cork Jazz Festival.

To read the article, click here

“We are delighted with the excellent coverage in the online edition of Marie Claire magazine”, said Julie Wakley, Tourism Ireland’s Head of Great Britain. “It’s a really great way of showcasing Cork to a large audience of potential visitors, as we kick off our promotional programme for 2018 – helping us to spread the word about what a great place it is to visit and what makes a holiday in Cork so memorable. Publicity is an important element of our overall activity, helping to raise awareness through the British media of the many things to see and do on a holiday in Ireland.”

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.
  • In 2017, we 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 around 19.3 million visitors in 2017.

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