• Cyril McAree

Ireland’s Ancient East 'Smelling of Roses' on Top Journalists Gardens, Castles and Great Hou


Ireland’s Ancient East is getting a major international boost this week as counties Kilkenny, Wexford and Wicklow play host to 11 influential media with a combined circulation of over 2.6million. The group are here to take part in a press trip of Great Houses, Castles and Gardens in Kilkenny, Wexford and Wicklow.

As guests of Fáilte Ireland and Tourism Ireland, the international radio, print and online media, who come from Spain, France, Germany, Austria, Denmark, Belgium, United Arab Emirates and India, and includes United Arab Emirates OK Magazine, will hear the stories of Ireland’s Ancient East and learn more about what it has to offer international visitors.

During their time in Kilkenny they will take in the new Medieval Mile Museum, Kilkenny Castle, Kytler’s Inn, Jerpoint Park and Woodstock Gardens and Arboretum before heading to Wexford to visit the Dunbrody Famine Ship, the Ros Taperstry, Hook Lighthouse, Dunbrody House Hotel, Colclough Gardens, the Irish National Heritage Park and Tintern Abbey.

The group will then move to Co. Wicklow where they will visit Powerscourt Gardens and House, Hunter’s Hotel for a walkabout and stay at the Brooklodge Hotel and Macreddin Village.

Ciara Sugrue, Fáilte Ireland’s Head of International Publicity, explained – “Fáilte Ireland is delighted to welcome these influential media and hope their experiences while in Ireland will persuade their many readers and followers to take that decision to come here and immerse themselves in a journey of discovery along our Ireland’s Ancient East.

These influential international media, with their 2.6million strong readers, will without a doubt put Ireland’s Ancient East firmly on the map and into the mind’s eye of the reader in their own country when they return home to write their articles.”

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