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International Journalists Visit Connemara

Millions of people around the world will soon be reading all about Ireland and the Wild Atlantic Way, following this week’s visit by 14 international travel writers.

The journalists, invited here as guests of Tourism Ireland and Fáilte Ireland, travelled along the Wild Atlantic Way, visiting the Connemara Heritage and History Centre, Derrigimlagh and Roundstone Bogs and the Connemara Smokehouse. The writers were from 11 different countries, including America, Canada, Germany, Australia and the UAE.

In Co. Clare, they watched a sheepdog demo at Caherconnell Fort in the Burren, and visited Poulnabrone Dolmen and Doolin Cave. They also took part in a guided Burren walk with Tony Kirby of Heart of the Burren tours, and a Wild Kitchen Seaweed walk, near Lahinch.

Siobhan McManamy, Tourism Ireland’s Director of Markets, said: “Tourism Ireland was delighted to invite these travel writers to visit Ireland. The articles they write when they return home will be read by millions of people – so their visit is an opportunity to showcase the Wild Atlantic Way and Ireland to a wide audience of prospective visitors in 11 different countries.”

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