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22 Jan 2020

New Tourism Ireland video highlights Ireland’s charming towns and villages

~ Colourful, quirky and cool – Tourism Ireland urges prospective visitors to come and discover our towns and villages ~

Tourism Ireland has created a new online film showcasing the charming towns and villages to be found right around the island of Ireland – which make the perfect base for our overseas visitors.

Titled "The island of Ireland’s towns and villages", Tourism Ireland’s video was created to remind people everywhere why Ireland is the perfect choice for a holiday – where they’ll discover heritage towns full of history, quaint cottages and picturesque coastal villages, as well as great food, music-filled pubs and warm welcomes! Tourism Ireland is encouraging prospective visitors to take time to explore our towns and villages, sample delicious food and experience the warmest of welcomes.

To view the film, click here.
The video features just some of our wonderful towns and villages – including some of the ‘stars’ of the Wild Atlantic Way like Westport, Clifden, Roundstone, Kinsale, Baltimore, Eyeries and Doolin. Northern Ireland towns featured include Strangford and Newcastle, Glenarm and Portrush and Portstewart. From Ireland’s Ancient East, viewers will see Cobh and Carlingford; and Dalkey is an example of the pretty coastal towns visitors will discover on the outskirts of Dublin city.

The film is being promoted through Tourism Ireland’s social platforms, including Facebook (more than 4.57 million fans worldwide), Twitter (over 524,000 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 2019, we welcomed almost 11.2 million overseas visitors to the island of Ireland, delivering revenue of almost €5.8 billion.
  • Tourism Ireland’s international website is, 29 market sites available in 11 language versions around the world, which attracted around 23+ million visitors in 2019.


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