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Spotlight on Ireland in France

Four tourism enterprises from Ireland have joined Tourism Ireland at the Festival Interceltique, which is taking place this weekend in the city of Lorient in Brittany.

Now in its 45th year, the festival takes place in the heart of the city of Lorient every August, with about 200 different events and shows featuring traditional Celtic music, singing and dancing. This year, an audience of about 700,000 people is coming together to celebrate Celtic music and culture.

The Wild Atlantic Way, Causeway Coastal Route and Yeats2015 are just some of the key themes being highlighted by Tourism Ireland at this year’s Festival Interceltique.

Monica MacLaverty, Tourism Ireland’s manager of southern Europe, said: “With a huge audience of some 700,000 people coming together to celebrate Celtic music and culture, the Interceltique Festival provides an ideal platform for Tourism Ireland to continue to spread the word about the many great experiences that French holidaymakers can enjoy around the island of Ireland. Together with our tourism partners, we are extending an invitation to French people with Irish connections, or those with an affinity for Ireland, to come and visit in 2015.”

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