A TV crew from Danish TV channel DK4 was filming in Ireland at the start of November, as guests of Tourism Ireland and Fáilte Ireland.
The crew was in Ireland with well-known Danish book critic Bo Tao Michaëlis. While in Ireland, they filmed at various literary and cultural hotspots in Dublin for a programme called Det litterære Dublin (‘The literary Dublin’), which will air to around 2m viewers in Denmark. Galway will also feature.
Locations set to appear in the programme include the Museum of Literature Ireland (MoLI), Christchurch Cathedral, the James Joyce Tower and Museum and the Dublin Writers Museum. The crew also filmed in Galway, where they explored some of the Joyce / Nora Barnacle haunts.
“Tourism Ireland was delighted to invite this Danish TV crew to film in Ireland,” said Julie McLaughlin, Tourism Ireland’s Manager for the Nordic Region. “The publicity value of a TV programme like ‘Det litterære Dublin’ is incalculable – with an audience of 2m viewers, it’s a great way of showcasing Ireland in Denmark, inspiring Danish travellers to come and experience Ireland for themselves in 2020.”