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24 Jul 2019

Celebrating historic first Test match between Ireland and England

To celebrate the historic first ever Test match between Ireland and England at Lords, which takes place today (24 July), the Embassy of Ireland in London hosted a networking event for Cricket Ireland. The event was attended by T├ínaiste Simon Coveney, as well as by former English cricketer Jeremy Snape and members of the Irish and British business communities. 

Tourism Ireland supported the event, inviting influential British travel and sports journalists to attend. 
  HE Adrian O Neill, Irish Ambassador to the UK; Ross McCollum, Chairman of Cricket Ireland; T├ínaiste Simon Coveney; and Judith Cassidy, Tourism Ireland, at a networking event in the embassy of Ireland in London.

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 around 11.2 million overseas visitors to the island of Ireland (+6% on 2017), delivering revenue of approximately €6.1 billion (+10%).
  • Tourism Ireland’s international website is, 29 market sites available in 11 language versions around the world, which attracted around 20+ million visitors in 2018.

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