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Over 1.7m People in India to Read About Ireland

Beena Menon, Tourism Ireland (third left) with Indian journalists at Lissadell House.

Beena Menon, Tourism Ireland (third left) with Indian journalists at Lissadell House.

More than 1.7m people in India will be reading all about Ireland later this year, following the visit of five leading journalists from India recently.

Invited here by Tourism Ireland, the group of journalists is from a variety of travel, lifestyle and fashion publications (including the Indian version of Elle magazine), with a combined circulation of over 1.7m people across India. They are here to experience what a holiday in Ireland has to offer.

Their itinerary – designed by Fáilte Ireland and Tourism NI – included a tour of Dublin Castle and Christ Church Cathedral; a visit to Clonmacnoise and a walking tour of Galway; a cruise on Lough Gill, followed by visits to Yeats’ Grave in Drumcliffe and Lissadell House & Gardens; a tour of the Marble Arch Caves and a boat trip on the Fermanagh lakes; as well as a Belfast city tour and a special Game of Thrones afternoon tea.

Amanda Burns, Tourism Ireland’s manager Asia, said: “Tourism Ireland was delighted to bring this group of influential journalists to Ireland. The journalists were impressed by our spectacular scenery, the range of things to see and do, as well as by the friendliness of the people they met.”

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