Thursday 17 August 2017

Popular US travel show to showcase Donegal for millions of viewers

PBS presenter Samantha Brown at Sliabh League in Donegal with local guide Paddy Clarke, left, and Liam Campbell from Fáilte Ireland. Photo: Clive Wasson
PBS presenter Samantha Brown at Sliabh League in Donegal with local guide Paddy Clarke, left, and Liam Campbell from Fáilte Ireland. Photo: Clive Wasson

Ian Begley

A US travel show is in Ireland this week exploring Donegal's Northern Headlands for an audience of nearly two million viewers.

Samantha Brown's new PBS show 'Love of Travel' is filming for a Wild Atlantic Way episode which is set to air later this year.

The visit, which will see Brown experience and film from Donegal's Northern Headlands and Sligo's Surf Coast, was organised by Fáilte Ireland, in conjunction with Tourism Ireland.

Ciara Sugrue, head of international publicity with Fáilte Ireland, said:

"Fáilte Ireland is delighted to have the opportunity to showcase the Wild Atlantic Way to such a large US audience. The ethos of 'Love of Travel' is to show visitors the only way to experience a destination is to get out there, meet the people, hear the stories and feel their passion - so Samantha Brown's interest in the Wild Atlantic Way is a testament to the experiences and businesses on the ground.

"As the North American market continues to grow, it is our hope shows like this will encourage even more US travellers to choose Ireland as their next must-visit destination."

Ms Brown's new show will seek out the little-known spots and haunts where innovators are creating a brand-new travel experience.

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