~ Something’s cooking in Ireland’s kitchen! This autumn, Tourism Ireland is inviting prospective visitors to get ready to take a seat, fill their plate and #TasteTheIsland ~
Our world-class chefs and innovative artisan producers are coming together this autumn for one of the most exciting food events in the world – Taste the Island.
Tourism Ireland has created a new online film to give prospective visitors everywhere a flavour of the exceptional level of our food and drink. Delicious and creative dishes, rich traditions and incredible flavours – Tourism Ireland’s message around the world is that there has never been a more exciting time to come and discover Ireland’s food scene.
Taste the Island involves more than 500 food and drink-related experiences lined up over 59 days – so, Tourism Ireland is inviting international visitors to take a seat at the table and get their fill of some of those amazing food and drink experiences!
To view the film, click here. The film will be promoted by Tourism Ireland at various events over the coming months; on a dedicated Taste the Island section on its international website, Ireland.com; as well as through its social platforms, including Facebook (more than 4.4 million fans worldwide), Twitter (522,000 followers) and YouTube.
Taste the Island is a new all-island initiative, developed by Fáilte Ireland in conjunction with Tourism Ireland and Tourism NI. The initiative is the first of its kind for the island of Ireland and will take place from 6 September to 30 November, beginning with A Taste of West Cork festival in Co Cork. Tourism Ireland will roll out an extensive programme of promotions to highlight Taste the Island internationally.
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 around 325,000 people across the island.
- In 2018, we welcomed almost 11.2 million overseas visitors to the island of Ireland (+5% on 2017), delivering revenue of approximately €5.86 billion (+5%).
- Tourism Ireland’s international website is www.ireland.com, 29 market sites available in 11 language versions around the world, which attracted around 20+ million visitors in 2018.