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22 Feb 2022

Ireland takes to the stage with Riverdance in the United States and Canada

New Tourism Ireland partnership with Riverdance will highlight the island of Ireland across North America


Tourism Ireland is teaming up with Riverdance to promote the island of Ireland as part of the Riverdance 25th Anniversary Tour in the United States and Canada this year. The tour is set to include over 120 performances in more than 40 cities across North America.  

The partnership will include inspirational Ireland video content playing on screen to audiences before each of the performances – reaching around 310,000 people. Activity will also include joint publicity promotions in Washington DC in March and in Boston in May. A new video has been created featuring some of the Riverdance cast at some of our iconic locations – including the Cliffs of Moher, the Giant's Causeway and Dublin – which will be shared on Tourism Ireland’s social media channels. To view the video, click here.


The partnership offers Tourism Ireland an opportunity to reach a wide audience across North America – leveraging the huge popularity of Riverdance and its fans’ interest in the island of Ireland and highlighting Ireland to them as a ‘must visit’ holiday destination.

Siobhan McManamy, Tourism Ireland’s Director of Markets, said: “We are delighted to partner with Riverdance, to highlight the island of Ireland to a huge audience of Riverdance fans across the United States and Canada, as part of the Riverdance 25th Anniversary Tour. Our aim is to leverage the huge popularity of Riverdance and to encourage fans to consider a holiday in Ireland. Working with high profile, non-travel brands and partners is part of Tourism Ireland’s strategy to reach our target audience in North America in new and unexpected ways.”

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 11.3 million overseas visitors to the island of Ireland, delivering revenue of over €5.9 billion.
  • Tourism Ireland’s international website is www.ireland.com, 33 market sites available in 30 different countries in 11 language versions around the world.