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A great year for tourism, a new BAI Irish language scheme, Parkrun partners with VHI

18th December, 2016
Niall Gibbons, chief executive of Tourism Ireland, with Minister for Tourism Patrick O’Donovan

2016 has been the best year ever for overseas tourism to the island of Ireland, with some 10.5 million visitors, up 11 per cent on last year.

Tourism Ireland reflected on the highlights of its promotional activity around the world in 2016. These have included Ireland’s Ancient East, Dublin, the Wild Atlantic Way, Game of Thrones, Northern Ireland’s Year of Food and Drink and a successful campaign to capitalise on Euro 2016, as well as Tourism Ireland’s annual...

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