A group of German travel journalists has been exploring Galway city and Connemara.
They were in Ireland as guests of Tourism Ireland and Fáilte Ireland to experience Ireland's outdoor and adventure activities and, in turn, to showcase these and some of the things to see and do in Galway, and inspire their German readers and listeners to come and follow in their footsteps.
The eight journalists - whose print and online publications and radio stations have a combined audience of more than 2.8 million people - took a walking tour of Galway city and a cycle along the Sky Road near Clifden. They travelled from Cleggan to Inishbofin by ferry, where they did a guided walk of the island and kayaked from the pier. The group also visited Kylemore Abbey & Gardens and went on a hike in the Connemara National Park with guide John O Halloran, before taking a drive through Inagh Valley.
Statement By Tourism Ireland's Manager Germany
Nadine Lehmann, Tourism Ireland's manager Germany, said, "Tourism Ireland was delighted to invite this group of influential travel journalists to come and discover some of the many things to see and do in Galway city and Connemara. Fact-finding visits like this are a really effective way for us to get positive exposure for Ireland through the media in Germany. The articles and broadcasts these travel journalists will produce will reach an audience of more than 2.8 million people - or potential German holidaymakers for Ireland."
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