A French TV crew visited Ireland in late May as guests of Tourism Ireland and Fáilte Ireland to create a new documentary to mark the 50th anniversary of Charles de Gaulle’s visit to Ireland.
The crew captured footage at various locations associated with De Gaulle’s Irish trip in 1969, including Derrynane Beach, Sneem and Cashel House Hotel. Filming also took place at the launch of a photographic exhibition called “De Gaulle: A Quiet Holiday”, which is going on permanent display at the Sneem Hotel and features 24 original photographs about de Gaulle's visit.
The documentary will air later this year on French TV channels France 3 and Public Sénat.
Showcasing Beautiful Locations
Tourism Ireland’s manager for Southern Europe Monica MacLaverty commented, “We were delighted to invite this French TV crew to Ireland to showcase some of the many beautiful locations visited by Charles de Gaulle in 1969. The documentary filmed here will be seen by millions of viewers – or potential holiday-makers for Ireland – encouraging them to follow in de Gaulle’s footsteps and put Ireland on their holiday 'wish-list' for 2019. TV and film are strong influencers for prospective holiday-makers and Tourism Ireland regularly works with overseas TV and production companies to facilitate making TV programmes to generate positive exposure for the island of Ireland around the world.
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