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Thursday, May 19, 2011

President Obama Visit a Boost for Ireland's Tourism Industry

President Barack Obama is visiting Ireland on May 23-24, 2011, and his trip is expected to draw positive attention to Ireland's tourism industry.

Officials at Tourism Ireland, the official agency for promoting Ireland in the United States, have put together a video on the village of Moneygall, County Offaly, where President Obama traces his Irish ancestry.

Tourism officials predict that over 800,000 Americans will visit Ireland in 2011. 

For more information on visiting Ireland this year, go to Tourism Ireland's web site

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Anyone planning to visit, because they found a so-called Irish ..."connection" to the current U.S. President?

Well, the Unknown Tourist being "targeted" should should know NOT to expect receiving the ...royal OR even ...presidential treatment, instead they will be thoroughly fleeced. Make sure to bring a HEAVY wallet, because Ireland is an EXPENSIVE country (although you may find some good restaurant/ pub/ hotel deals). People here are more polite and ...FAKE-friendly to unassuming TOURISTS, who are expected to part with their hard-earned MONEY, so be prepared (especially now with the recession).

The main 'Disneyland'-style attraction here is always Guinness BEER-related.

Of course, nothing can be done about the UNPREDICTABLE weather (bright one minute, some rain the next, but it is usually overcast) with cold, especially at night, to chilly to moderate temperatures, throughout the year. It is 11 degrees Celsius / 47 degrees Farenheit --- right NOW --- at the end of May!!!!!