'Best road I've ever driven on' - Top Gear to showcase Kerry this Sunday
Rolls Royce road trip
Published 24/06/2016 | 11:12
Top Gear's hotly-anticipated episode featuring Kerry and the Wild Atlantic Way is set to air this Sunday at 8pm on BBC2.
Chris Evans and Matt LeBlanc, the show's hosts, visited the Kingdom this April for a shoot featuring a Rolls Royce Dawn and a 1976 Corniche.
"Best road I've ever driven on," Evans tweeted from Dingle's Slea Head during filming. "Had no idea it existed. A great, great day."
"Looks like an awesome drive," LeBlanc added.
Filming for Top Gear in Kerry also took place at the Killarney Lakes, while social media went mad with images of the hosts in their motors around Kenmare.
Some 2.4 million viewers are expected to tune into the show on Sunday, providing sumptuous Irish eye candy for potential visitors.
Top Gear is the latest screen coup for Tourism Ireland - with Star Wars also having filmed in Dingle, Skellig Michael, Malin Head and West Cork.
"It's the kind of publicity that money can't buy," said Vanessa Mark, the all-island marketing organisation's Head of Britain.
Another gem from the Ireland Top Gear shoot.— Chris Evans (@achrisevans) April 18, 2016
Already missing the magic. pic.twitter.com/m1nyt9al1r
Off to Dingle for some gaelic footy. What a day. pic.twitter.com/PZWirF9Jrf— Chris Evans (@achrisevans) April 16, 2016
Best road I've ever driven on. Had no idea it existed. A great great day. pic.twitter.com/HfCVwMWtLK— Chris Evans (@achrisevans) April 16, 2016