French journalists focus on Donegal

The delights of Donegal will feature in various French publications following a visit tot he county by some of the top travel writers in France.

The delights of Donegal will feature in various French publications following a visit tot he county by some of the top travel writers in France.

Representing various print and online publications with a combined circulation of over 500,000 readers, the journalists were in the country to experience at first-hand many of the things to see and do in Ireland for feature stories.

The journalists visited the gardens of Glenveagh Castle as well as paying a visit to Donegal Castle and to the stone fort at Grianán an Aileach.

While in Donegal, the group stayed at Harvey’s Point Hotel in Donegal town and at Castle Grove Country House Hotel in Letterkenny.

Billy Condon, Tourism Ireland’s manager in Southern Europe said: “Fact-finding visits like this are very important; they are a really effective way for us to get positive exposure for Ireland through the media in France.

He said the stories filed about Donegal will reach over half a million people around France, helping to inspire them to put Donegal on their holiday ‘wish list’ for 2012.