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10 Mar 2019

Tourism Ireland wishes the world a Happy St Patrick’s Day

~ Tourism Ireland film celebrates the legacy of our patron saint and invites the world to visit the island of Ireland ~

Tourism Ireland has unveiled an online film for St Patrick’s Day 2019, to encourage prospective holidaymakers to come and visit Ireland this year.

The story of St Patrick has fascinated the world for centuries. Almost 1,600 years after he first came to the island of Ireland, our international visitors can still witness his legacy today. Tourism Ireland’s video celebrates the legacy of Ireland’s famous patron saint, as people everywhere get ready to celebrate St Patrick’s Day. The film includes wonderful footage shot around the island of Ireland and urges people everywhere to ‘press play’ and check out why they need to put a visit to Ireland on their holiday ‘wish list’ for 2019. 



The film is being promoted through Tourism Ireland’s social platforms, including Facebook (around 4.34 million fans worldwide), Twitter (507,000 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 around 325,000 people across the island.
  • In 2018, we welcomed around 11.2 million overseas visitors to the island of Ireland, delivering revenue of approximately €6.1 billion.
  • Tourism Ireland’s international website is www.ireland.com, 29 market sites available in 11 language versions around the world, which attracted 20.3 million visitors in 2018.