German journalists visit Leitrim to experience Shannon cruising

Seven travel journalists from Germany have been visiting Leitrim and other parts of Ireland over the past week as guests of Tourism Ireland, Failte Ireland , and a cruise tour operator.

The visiting journalists were representing various print and online publications with a combined readership of almost 1.2 million people.

The journalists were here to find out more about cruising on the Shannon and to experience what activities there are along the waterway, and visited Carrick on Shannon, Dromod and Jamestown as part of the trip.

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Tourism Ireland’s manager for Central Europe Peter Nash says the visits are an effective way of getting positive exposure in countries like Germany where there are millions of potential holidaymakers.