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01 May 2020

Tourism Ireland invites prospective visitors to dream of future adventures on the island of Ireland

Tourism Ireland film showcases Ireland’s unspoilt landscape

Tourism Ireland has created a new online film showcasing our unspoilt landscape and reminding prospective visitors around the world that, while we may not be able to travel right now, people can still dream of future holidays and adventures on the island of Ireland.

The short film features a specially written poem, titled “I will return”, and reminds viewers that “the wandering lanes, and rugged cliffs, her fields laced with streams, will still be there after I awake, but for now they're in my dreams”

To view the film, click here.

Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, said: “Our online film ‘I will return’ allows us to keep the beauty of the island of Ireland to the fore. While we may not be able to travel just now, this film will inspire people for their future visit – reminding viewers that the island of Ireland will be waiting to ‘fill their hearts’ with its beauty and warmth and until then, they can dream of future adventures.”

The film is being promoted through Tourism Ireland’s social platforms, including Facebook (almost 4.6 million fans worldwide), Twitter (528,000 followers) and YouTube. It highlights a variety of landscapes – from the hills of the west to the manicured gardens of our grand estates, including the magnificent Powerscourt in Co Wicklow. Other locations featured include the 5,000-year-old Hill of Tara, the monastic site of Glendalough and beautiful Kylemore Abbey.


Notes To Editors

  • Tourism Ireland is the organisation responsible for promoting the island of Ireland overseas as a leading holiday destination.
  • 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.