Almost 1,000 German tourists and crew of a cruise ship spent yesterday touring Co Donegal.
The passengers onboard the MS Astor cruise ship docked off Greencastle, with many taken ashore for trips all around the county.
Glenveagh National Park was a favoured destination.
German cruise line operator Transocean brought in 950 passengers and crew as part of a 14-night ‘Lands of Myths & Legends’ tour around Ireland and the UK.
The tour departed from Bremerhaven, Germany, recently.
The irony of the massive tourism boost however was not lost on locals in Moville and Greencastle who are in a legal battle to stop Donegal County Council pumping sewage into the waters off this beach at Glenburnie, proving popular with locals and visitors this weekend.
Said campaigner Enda Craig: “Visitors were being tendored to and from the cruise liner all day before being taken on bus trips to other parts of Donegal.
“Hard to believe if the Donegal County Council get their way they will have to come ashore through the discharge of the proposed sewerage waste.”