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Celebrity Chef Clodagh McKenna Brings “A Taste of Ireland to Canada”

Celebrity chef Clodagh McKenna brought a “taste of Ireland” to Canada yesterday (Wednesday, 6 September). Tourism Ireland invited influential Canadian food bloggers and journalists to attend a fun cookery demo with Clodagh and Justin O’Connor, executive chef at the Guinness Storehouse – helping to spread the word about the superb culinary experience on offer right around the island of Ireland.

Dana Welch, Tourism Ireland’s Manager Canada, said: “We are delighted to have Clodagh McKenna with us in Toronto this week – it’s a great way of highlighting the superb culinary experience on offer in Ireland. Food and drink are vital elements of the holiday experience nowadays, so our message here in Canada is that the island of Ireland is a superb choice for ‘foodies’.

“In 2016, we welcomed a record 203,000 Canadian visitors to the island of Ireland. Tourism Ireland is confident of continued strong growth for 2017 and in the years to come. A number of factors are working in our favour, including more airline seats than ever before between Canada and Ireland – with about 8,000 seats on 33 flights now available each week during the summer months, an increase of +26% over summer 2016.”

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