Fáilte Ireland, Tourism Ireland organises press trip to Inishowen Peninsula

Published on : Monday, June 20, 2016

Fáilte IrelandFáilte Ireland in conjunction with Tourism Ireland organised a press trip, Northern Delights on the Inishowen Peninsula. A group of international media from China, India, Canada, Germany, Italy, Holland and Spain were part of the trip.

 
The press trip provides a great opportunity to highlight the treasures of the Wild Atlantic Way with the hope that they will inspire their audiences/readers to choose Ireland as their next holiday destination, Fáilte Ireland said in a media statement.

 
Speaking about the visit of these diverse journalists, Ciara Sugrue Head of Overseas Publicity with Fáilte Ireland said, “We are delighted to bring international journalists to the Inishowen Peninsula, standing at the most northerly point in Ireland and where the Wild Atlantic Way starts (or finishes!).

 
“The group will spend time taking in the breath taking scenery and stunning coastline. Visits like this give us a great opportunity to showcase all that the Wild Atlantic Way has to offer visitors and our hope is that these top journalists will spread the word through their magazines and newspapers and we in turn will get more visitors to our shores in the not too distant future.”

 
A bespoke itinerary was crafted for the journalists by Fáilte Ireland and included a welcome by Heidi Woods from Inishowen Tourism.

 
Highlights of the trip included- Donegal’s most ancient monument Grianán of Aileach; visit to Glendowen Studio in Clonmany to see some local crafts; participated in beach trekking at Tullagh Bay; a short stroll up to the Glenevin Waterfall; the Fort Dunree; scenic walk through the sand dunes at Polin Beach and stroll over to Carrickabraghy Castle and Ballyliffin Lodge Hote; Doagh Famine Village; boat trip out on the Wild Atlantic Way with Inishowen Boating Company; cycle from Malin head to Ballygormqan; Inishowen maritime Museum & Planetarium.

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