Three leading journalists from Great Britain – representing a number of lifestyle and travel magazines, as well as leading daily newspapers including the Daily Mirror – have been exploring Donegal and Derry to find top places to recommend to readers.
Lisa-Marie Voneshen from loveEXPLORING; Jessica Knibbs, Daily Mirror, Daily Express and Daily Star; and Katie Saunders, Viestra Magazine, Chiswick Magazine and The Chiswick Herald are visiting as guests of Tourism Ireland, Fáilte Ireland and Tourism NI.
The journalists will share information about the wide range of things to see and do here with their combined readership of more than 1 million people.
Their action-packed itinerary included sea kayaking at Fort Dunree; a tour with Wild Alpaca Way along Malin Head; a visit to Grianán of Aileach; and a boat tour of the Inishowen Peninsula.
They also enjoyed a guided tour with outdoor activities operator Far and Wild and a walking tour of Derry, as well as visits to the Tower Museum and the Guildhall.
Judith Cassidy, Tourism Ireland’s Deputy Head of Great Britain, said: “Tourism Ireland was delighted to invite these influential journalists to visit, to experience for themselves some of the many great things to see and do here. Through their articles – which will reach over 1 million people – they will encourage their readers to come and experience Donegal and Derry for themselves.
“Tourism Ireland is rolling out a new ‘twinning’ initiative in 2022, which involves each overseas market ‘twinning with’ a specific region or area on the island of Ireland – placing a special focus on the area. Great Britain is twinned with Donegal and Derry.”