French Journalists Invited to Follow Dracula’s Dublin Footsteps

Eight French journalists are taking part in a special Dracula-themed visit to Dublin this weekend.

The trip was organised in conjunction with one of the biggest publishing houses in France, Éditions Michel Laffont. It has been timed to coincide with the release of new book Dracula, The Origins, written by Dacre Stoker, great-grandnephew of Bram Stoker, the author of Dracula, as well as American writer JD Barker.

Invited here by Tourism Ireland in Paris and Fáilte Ireland, the journalists are from a radio stations and various French print and online publications, with a combined audience of around 3 million people. Their itinerary includes places associated with Bram Stoker and Dublin’s rich literary heritage – including the Dublin Writers Museum, Castle Dracula in Clontarf and Dublin Castle.

“Tourism Ireland was delighted to invite these influential journalists to Dublin, to explore the legacy of Bram Stoker,” said Monica MacLaverty, Tourism Ireland’s Manager Southern Europe, in a statement. “It’s a really good opportunity to showcase Dublin and our literary heritage, particularly to our important ‘culturally curious’ audience in France. Visits by influential travel and lifestyle journalists are key to raising the profile of Dublin and Ireland.”

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