Six travel writers from Canada were in Ireland recently, exploring the Ancient East region, having been invited here by Tourism Ireland and Fáilte Ireland.
The group represented major media outlets like the Toronto Sun and Huffington Post, and have a combined audience of hundreds of thousands of readers.
The journalists’ itinerary included Killruddery House & Gardens, Glendalough, Enniscorthy Castle, the Irish Heritage Park, the Dunbrody Famine Ship and Kilkenny Castle. They experienced the craft of Shillelagh stick-making with Liam Kealy, at his shop in Shillelagh. They also explored the Viking Triangle in Waterford and cycled along the Waterford Greenway.
“Tourism Ireland was delighted to invite these travel writers to visit Ireland’s Ancient East,” said Dana Welsh, Tourism Ireland’s Manager in Canada. “The articles they write when they return home will be read by hundreds of thousands of people.”