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New York Showcase for Galway International Arts Festival

The Galway International Arts Festival was highlighted recently in Brooklyn, New York, at an event hosted by Tourism Ireland.

The event was attended by American arts and lifestyle journalists, as well as representatives of the travel trade in New York. Afterwards, guests attended playright Enda Walsh’s Ballyturk.

Alison Metcalfe, Tourism Ireland’s Head of North America, said: “2017 was the fifth record year in a row for visitor numbers to the island of Ireland from North America – when we welcomed around 1.83m American and Canadian visitors, delivering revenue of €1.67bn for the economy. Tourism Ireland is determined to ensure that growth continues and we will roll out a programme of promotions in 2018.”

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