Focus on Shannon in Milwaukee

A tourism delegation from County Clare will attend the world’s largest Irish cultural festival to encourage the US market to travel directly into the West of Ireland via Shannon Airport.

The recent resumption of daily direct flights between Shannon and Chicago O’Hare International, bringing to four the number of US destinations served by the Clare airport, will be at forefront of the County’s tourism showcase at the Milwaukee Irish Fest in Wisconsin.

The Clare delegation is being led by Clare County Council and members of the Clare Tourism Advisory Forum and will spearhead the promotion of the Banner County as a desirable visitor destination to over 120,000 festival goers.

Covering 74 acres of Lake Michigan's shoreline, the event showcases Irish music, history, dance, sports and culture; the annual festival also is attended by tourism agencies such as Tourism Ireland and Aer Lingus.