Kim Phuc keynote speaker at Immrama & other news from the tourism industry in Ireland

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kim phucKeynote speaker at the Immrama Festival of Travel Writing, which begins in Lismore on Thursday, will be Kim Phuc best known as the nine-year-old child depicted in the Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph taken during the Vietnam War on June 8 in 1972. Turtle Bunbury will host the festivals ‘Literary Breakfast’ at Lismore House Hotel at 8.30am. while Listowel’s Fergal Keane also speaks.

Tourism Ireland launched a Euro 2016 campaign video to target fans converging on Paris from across Europe, to run at key times throughout the tournament on giant screens in the city’s official fan zone to a potential 1.6m and on Tourism Ireland’s social media channels – Facebook (about 3.6m fans), Twitter (346,000 followers) and on YouTube, as well as on Ireland.com (16.6m visits in 2015). See here.

Alaskan masseur Matthew Gale is to host a 4 week residency at the five-star Monart Destination Spa in county Wexford from June 7 to July 7 2016.

Race to the End of the Earth’ from the American Museum of Natural History, will be on display at Titanic Belfast from 25th June to 28th August.

clare tourism website

Clare.ie, the first website dedicated to the promotion of tourism in County Clare, has gone live. The Visit Clare brand was launched in early 2016 to showcase brand qualities including landscapes, locations, people and music. The website features details on where to stay, what to do and where to dine as the county prepares to welcome more than 400,000 people for Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann this August.

Cork has the potential to create a co-working hub for startups. Writing in the Irish Examiner this week, TRAVEL Extra’s Conor McMahon spoke to entrepreneurs from the city about shared work spaces. Read here.

door of thronesPicture shows the latest #DoorOfThrones door, unveiled at Gracehill House, Stranocum, Co Antrium, as part of Tourism NI and Tourism Ireland’s joint promotion.

Minister of State for Tourism Patrick O’Donovan launched Fáilte Ireland’s 2016–2020 capital investment supports for large tourism projects. A pool of €65m in investment is available for new and existing tourism experiences across Ireland. Read more here.

tourism ni love dairyTourism NI’s Year of Food and Drink celebrates dairy this month. Picture shows Tourism NI’s Rachel Quigg with Soda the cow. Punters are invited to guess the location on Twitter using the hashtag #LoveDairy. 

A reminder that City Sightseeing Dublin is offering a free vintage bus tour for Bloomsday, departing The Hugh Lane Gallery at 10.15 and 12.15 on June 16.

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