A group of British travel journalists has been exploring Donegal, as guests of Tourism Ireland and Fáilte Ireland.
They’re here to experience Ireland’s tourism offering at first-hand and, in turn, to showcase some of the many things to see and do here and inspire their readers in Britain to come and follow in their footsteps.
The journalists’ action-packed programme included Grianán of Aileach, a guided tour at Wild Ireland in Burnfoot, Fort Dunree and the Wild Alpaca Way. They had lunch in The Red Door Country House in Fahan and dinner at McCrory’s in Culdaff.
Julie Wakley, Tourism Ireland’s Head of Great Britain, said: “Tourism Ireland was delighted to invite this group of influential travel journalists to come and discover some of the many things to see and do in Donegal. Seeing is definitely believing and fact-finding visits like this are a really effective way for us to get positive exposure for Donegal, the Wild Atlantic Way and Ireland through the media in Britain.”
Tourism Ireland is continuing its ‘twinning’ initiative this year, which involves each overseas market ‘twinning’ with a specific region or area on the island of Ireland. Britain is twinned with Donegal and Derry, so is placing a special focus on the North-West in its promotions this year.