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28 Mar 2018

New Tourism Ireland video celebrates the Viking legacy of Dublin and Waterford

Two Irish cities will be celebrating their Viking past this Easter weekend – Dublin with the Dublinia Viking Fest and Waterford with its first ever Viking Festival. 

Tourism Ireland’s latest video – titled "Ireland’s Viking Story" – was created to give potential visitors a flavour of both events. It is encouraging people everywhere to follow the Vikings to 21st century Ireland, to discover two ancient cities celebrating their Viking legacy.

The film is being promoted to potential visitors and fans of Ireland through Tourism Ireland’s social platforms, including Facebook (around 4.2 million fans worldwide), Twitter (482,000 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.
  • 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.