Friends from Low Places

A group of Belgian and Dutch travel agents has been exploring the island of Ireland as guests of Tourism Ireland and Fáilte Ireland.

The group’s itinerary included a cruise along the River Shannon with Viking Tours Ireland and visits to Clonmacnoise, Dead Centre Brewing, Lough Key Forest Park, Atlantic Sheepdogs and VOYA Seaweed Baths, as well as a Sligo Oyster Experience at WB’s Coffee House. The group enjoyed a cruise from Enniskillen to Devenish Island with Erne Tours, a guided tour of Armagh and a walk through the Mourne Mountains. They also visited the Cuilcagh Boardwalk Trail and Game of Thrones Studio Tour.

Karen van der Horst, Tourism Ireland’s Manager for Northern Europe, said: 

“Tourism Ireland was delighted to bring these travel agents from Belgium and the Netherlands to the island of Ireland, to experience at first-hand the wealth of things to see and do in Ireland for Belgian and Dutch holidaymakers. Seeing is believing – and our aim is that when they return home, they will be even more enthusiastic about the destination, helping to secure a greater share of their business for the island of Ireland in 2023 and beyond.”