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US travel journalists and influencers spread the word about Dublin Pride
Experiencing for themselves what we have to offer LGBTQIA+ visitors
 Mon 1st July 2024


Pictured: US travel journalists and influencers during a Lavender Walk Queer History Tour of Dublin with activist and journalist Tonie Walsh (left); Eddie McGuinness, The Outing Festival (fourth left); Antoinette Reilly, Fáilte Ireland (second right); and Jenna Chapman, Tourism Ireland (right).

Last week, a group of travel journalists and influencers from the United States visited Ireland as guests of Tourism Ireland, Fáilte Ireland and Tourism NI. The journalists – whose publications and online platforms have a predominantly LGBTQIA+ audience spanning millions of people – visited during Dublin Pride to learn about the many things their readers and followers can see and do here, as well as to participate in Dublin Pride Parade.

Alison Metcalfe, Tourism Ireland’s Head of North America, said: “We were delighted to invite this group of US travel journalists and influencers to Ireland, to experience this year’s Dublin Pride and see for themselves what we have to offer LGBTQIA+ visitors. The articles and content they create and share will inspire their readers and followers to visit in 2024 and beyond.”

The group’s action-packed itinerary included a Lavender Walk Queer History Tour of Dublin with activist and journalist Tonie Walsh. They also visited Killruddery House & Gardens, Game of Thrones Studio Tour, Hillsborough Castle and Gardens, Titanic Belfast and The Maverick for Open Drag Stage. The group enjoyed a tour along the Causeway Coastal Route and visited Belfast, where they met with local playwright Dominic Montague for Quartered: Belfast, A Love Story – an outdoor audio theatre walking tour which explores the city through the prism of LGBTQI+ experience.


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