Media Focus on North West

Three leading journalists from Great Britain – representing a number of lifestyle and travel magazines as well as leading daily newspapers including the Daily Mirror – have been exploring Donegal and Derry as guests of Tourism Ireland, Fáilte Ireland and Tourism NI.

Pictured are John McGonagle, Wild Alpaca Way; Emma Mullally, Tourism Ireland; journalists Lisa-Marie Voneshen, loveEXPLORING; Jessica Knibbs, Daily Mirror, Daily Express and Daily Star; and Katie Saunders, Viestra Magazine, Chiswick Magazine and The Chiswick Herald, on a tour with Wild Alpaca Way along Malin Head.

The journalists – who have a combined readership of more than 1 million people – will share information about the wide range of things to see and do here with their readers. Their action-packed itinerary included sea kayaking at Fort Dunree, a tour with Wild Alpaca Way along Malin Head, a visit to Grianán of Aileach, and a boat tour of the Inishowen Peninsula. They also enjoyed a guided tour with outdoor activities operator Far and Wild and a walking tour of Derry, as well as visits to the Tower Museum and the Guildhall.

Judith Cassidy, Tourism Ireland’s Deputy Head of Great Britain, said: “Tourism Ireland was delighted to invite these influential journalists to visit to experience for themselves some of the many great things to see and do here. Through their articles – which will reach over one million people – they will encourage their readers to come and experience Donegal and Derry for themselves."