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German Media Enjoy Gardens Tour of Wild Atlantic Way

Six German media have arrived in Ireland to take part in a press trip along the Wild Atlantic Way to enjoy a bespoke itinerary of a selection of gardens which will give a major boost in counties Clare, Galway and Limerick. These influential media have a combined circulation of over 1 million and write for a number of national and regional newspapers in Germany. As guests of Fáilte Ireland and Tourism Ireland, the group will get to see for themselves the amazing gardens and things to do along the Wild Atlantic Way.

Pic Shows: German Media at Caher Bridge Gardens

During their visit the group will meet members of the Irish Seed Savers Association which was set up to safeguard hundreds of heritage vegetable seeds at Capparoe, Scarriff, and will pay a visit to Caher Bridge Garden in Fanore and take the Burren Walk with environmentalist Gordon D’Arcy in County Clare.

While in Limerick, they will enjoy a visit to the award winning garden at Terra Nova in Kilmallock, the Coolwater Gardens at Cloughadoolarty and Boyce’s Garden at Mountrenchard, Foyens. In Galway, the group will visit Woodville Walled Garden in Kilchreest, Ardcarraig (High Rock) Gardens in Oranswell, take a guided tour of Brigit’s Garden and explore Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden in Connemara.

Ciara Sugrue, Fáilte Ireland’s Head of International Publicity, stressed the importance of international media coverage for Ireland –

“Welcoming media, such as this group, to our shores plays a big part in ensuring that Ireland and the Wild Atlantic Way are on the map when it comes to potential German visitors - we hope they will persuade their many readers to come to visit us in the not too distant future and enjoy all that an Irish holiday has to offer.

Gardens are popular among Germans visiting Ireland with Fáilte Ireland’s research showing about 270,000 German tourists visited gardens while in Ireland in 2016, representing 2 in 5 (43%) of German tourists.”

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