Tourism Ireland has teamed up with Co-operation Ireland and six school choirs from around the island of Ireland to create a new video, the aim of which is to remind people everywhere about the island of Ireland and spread a message of friendship and hope.
In total, 48 young choristers from six different schools joined forces to create one "virtual choir" and perform The Cranberries's song "Dreams" together under the guidance of City of Derry International Choir Festival artistic director Dónal Doherty.
The six schools that the participating choirists attend are Dublin's Blackrock College, Cork's Presentation Secondary School, Limerick's Laurel Hill Coláiste FCJ, Westmeath's Moate Community School, Belfast's Methodist College and Derry's St Mary's College.
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The video includes footage of attractions and scenery such as Fanad Lighthouse, Powerscourt House & Gardens, Trim Castle, Glendalough, Kilkenny Castle, Ben Bulben, the Peace Bridge, The Gobbins and Mussenden Temple.
Tourism Ireland CEO Niall Gibbons stated, "Tourism Ireland was delighted to partner with Co-operation Ireland and the six wonderful school choirs from around the island of Ireland to create this truly uplifting video. The video is timed to coincide with International Youth Day 2020, and aims to bring a message of friendship and hope to people all around the world as we look to the future. It will keep the beauty of the island of Ireland to the fore and is sure to inspire people for their future visit."
Meanwhile, Co-operation Ireland CEO Peter Sheridan commented, "Co-operation Ireland is excited to again team up with Tourism Ireland for this truly wonderful campaign to showcase the best of Ireland, north and south."
The video can be viewed below.
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