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03 May 2018

Dutch Instagramer ‘captures’ Donegal

A popular Dutch blogger and ‘Instagramer’, Eelco Roos, is visiting Donegal this week. He is capturing and sharing details of his travels here with his fans and followers – highlighting some of the many great things to see and do in Donegal to prospective holidaymakers in the Netherlands. He is here as a guest of Tourism Ireland, Fáilte Ireland and Aer Lingus.

Eelco (@croyable), who has around 437,000 followers on Instagram, flew to Donegal Airport – recently voted the world's most scenic airport landing. His busy itinerary included visits to Donegal Castle, the Slieve League Cliffs, Malin Head, Doagh Famine Village, Carrickabraghy Castle, Fort Dunree, Grianán of Aileach, Fanad Head Lighthouse, Doe Castle and Glenveagh National Park and Castle. Eelco also enjoyed a ‘sea safari’ around Arranmore Island with skipper Jim Muldowney, horse riding at Dunfanaghy Stables and a hand-weaving demonstration by local weaver Cyndi Graham, at her studio in Dunkineely.
 
“We’re delighted to welcome Eelco to Donegal. He has a strong following on Instagram, so his visit is a fantastic opportunity to showcase Donegal’s spectacular scenery to a wide audience of prospective Dutch holidaymakers. Eelco’s posts and photos will be seen and shared by his many online followers – inspiring them to come and sample Donegal for themselves,” said Karen van der Horst, Tourism Ireland’s Manager for the Netherlands. “Tourism Ireland undertakes a busy publicity programme around the world each year, to raise the profile of the island of Ireland. Visits by journalists and social influencers, such as Eelco, are a key element of that programme.”
  Dutch Instagramer Eelco Roos captures his time in Donegal.

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 www.ireland.com, 29 market sites available in 11 language versions around the world, which attracted around 19.3 million visitors in 2017.