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30 Oct 2018

New Tourism Ireland videos highlight Halloween in Ireland

~ Spooky street parades, ghouls, ghosts and sinister stories … Tourism Ireland encourages people everywhere to spend the spookiest night of the year in Ireland! ~

Tourism Ireland has created two short online films to highlight Halloween in Ireland – inviting people everywhere to come and visit Ireland on the spookiest night of the year!

Titled "Halloween in Ireland: how it all began", the videos are reminding travellers around the world that Ireland is a great choice for Halloween – the place where many of the world’s Halloween traditions all began. 

The films – warning people to “prepare for the scare of a lifetime!” – feature the Macnas Halloween parade in Galway, the Banks of the Foyle Halloween Carnival and the Bram Stoker Festival 

The films are being promoted through Tourism Ireland’s social platforms, including Facebook (more than 4.3 million fans worldwide), Twitter (500,000 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 more than 300,000 people across the island.
  • In 2017, we welcomed 10.6 million overseas visitors to the island of Ireland, delivering revenue of €5.6 billion.
  • Tourism Ireland’s international website is, 29 market sites available in 11 language versions around the world, which attracted around 19.2 million visitors in 2017.