Five travel and lifestyle journalists from a number of high-profile Spanish media outlets, including daily and weekly newspapers, as well as radio stations, visited Ireland recently, focusing in on attractions in Dublin and Wicklow.

The group was in Ireland as guests of Tourism Ireland and Fáilte Ireland.

The journalists have a combined readership of more than 22m people, and on their return to Spain will highlight the range of things to see and do in Ireland to their readers and listeners. Their itinerary included a guided tour of the new Museum of Literature Ireland (MoLI) on St Stephen’s Green, Glendalough, and the Powerscourt Distillery.

Barbara Wood, Tourism Ireland’s Manager Spain, said: “Tourism Ireland was delighted to invite these Spanish journalists to visit Dublin and Wicklow, to experience for themselves some of the things to see and do here. They’ve been impressed by our visitor attractions, scenery and the friendliness of the people they’ve met.”

In 2018, over 420,000 Spanish travellers visited the island of Ireland.

Barbara Wood continued: “Tourism Ireland is undertaking an extensive programme of promotional activity once again in 2019, to continue to grow Spanish visitor numbers – and visits like this are an invaluable part of Tourism Ireland’s overall promotional programme, helping to get positive exposure for Ireland the media in Spain.”

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