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27 Sep 2019

New Tourism Ireland video invites the world to Festival Season on the island of Ireland

~ Foodie festivals, passionate displays of theatre and art, as well as catchy tunes … Tourism Ireland reminds prospective visitors that our festival scene is thriving and a great reason to visit! ~

Tourism Ireland has unveiled a new online film showcasing the fantastic and diverse range of festivals happening right around the island of Ireland over the coming autumn and winter months.
The video is called "Festival Season on the island of Ireland” and was created by Tourism Ireland to remind prospective visitors that, between September and January, there are lots of festivals happening here – all showcasing a fantastic array of the creative, artistic and dramatic! Tourism Ireland is inviting people everywhere to come and join in the fun. The message is that, no matter the time of year, you’re sure to find a warm welcome waiting for you in Ireland, especially when there’s a festival in town!
The video includes festivals like Taste the Island, the Bram Stoker Festival, Derry Halloween, Sligo Live, the Belfast International Arts Festival, Atlantic Sessions, Temple Bar TradFest and the new Púca Festival.

The film is being promoted through Tourism Ireland’s social platforms, including Facebook (more than 4.39 million fans worldwide), Twitter (522,000 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 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, 29 market sites available in 11 language versions around the world, which attracted around 20+ million visitors in 2018.