Four French travel writers visited Ireland recently, having sailed in to Dublin from Cherbourg, on the new Irish Ferries’ WB Yeats ship.
The writers were representing various lifestyle magazines and regional newspapers, and explored Dublin and Ireland’s Ancient East. They were here as guests of Tourism Ireland, Fáilte Ireland and Irish Ferries.
The aim of the visit was to highlight the new Irish Ferries ship and ease of access between France and Ireland.
Their programme included a guided tour of Dublin, as well as visits to Trim Castle, Brú na Bóinne, Slane Castle and Slane Distillery. They also experienced an afternoon of activities such as turf-cutting, baking and hurling at Causey Farm near Navan.
Monica MacLaverty, Tourism Ireland’s Manager Southern Europe, said: “2018 was the best year ever for tourism from France to Ireland, when we welcomed about 564,800 French arrivals. For 2019, we are rolling out a programme of promotional activity in France to build on that success.”