Ireland’s Ancient East is getting a major international boost this week as counties Wicklow, Kildare, Carlow, Cork, Waterford, Wexford and Kilkenny play host to 14 influential media with a combined circulation of over 1.6million. The group are here to take part in a press trip of Irish Country Houses, Castles and Gardens in Ireland’s Ancient East.
As guests of Fáilte Ireland and in conjunction with Tourism Ireland, the international national and lifestyle magazines come from Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Germany, GCC, India, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden and the US, will hear the stories of Ireland’s Ancient East and learn more about what it has to offer international visitors.
During their time the group had the opportunity to explore the extensive and impressive castle and gardens located throughout Ireland’s Ancient East including, Powerscourt Resort and Russborough House, Wicklow, Huntington Castle, Carlow, Kilkea Castle in Co. Kildare, Lismore Castle and Gardens in Co. Waterford, Woodstock Gardens, Kilkenny and Dunbrody House, Co. Wexford.
Brenda King, Fáilte Ireland’s Head of International Publicity, explained –
“Fáilte Ireland is delighted to welcome these influential media and hope their experiences while in Ireland will persuade their many readers and followers to take that decision to come here and immerse themselves in a journey of discovery along our Ireland’s Ancient East.
These influential international media, with their 1.6million strong readers, will without a doubt put Ireland’s Ancient East firmly on the map and into the mind’s eye of the reader in their own country when they return home to write their articles.”