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Galway Showcased on German and French TV

A TV crew from Arte, a Franco-German TV channel, has been filming in Galway city and county for a popular food and cookery show called Zu Tisch (‘at the table’).

Guests of Tourism Ireland and Fáilte Ireland, the series has around 250,000 viewers in Germany and around 150,000 viewers in France. The show centres around regional produce and traditional dishes in different destinations across Europe.

The 45-minute segment filmed will air next summer. It will showcase some of Galway’s traditional dishes and regional produce, as well as its rich heritage. It will also run online on ARTE Mediathek, the Arte video on-demand service.

The crew has been capturing footage at various locations. These include Clifden, Omey Island, Ballyconneely and Galway city. They stayed at the Dún Rí Guesthouse in Clifden.

“Tourism Ireland was delighted to invite this TV crew to film in Connemara and Galway this week”, said Peter Nash, Tourism Ireland’s Manager for Central Europe in a statement. “The episode filmed here will be seen by more than 400,000 French and Germans, shining a spotlight on our superb culinary offering and inspiring viewers to put Ireland on their holiday wish list and come and ‘Taste the Island’ in 2020.”

Meanwhile in Dublin and Wicklow, five leading travel and lifestyle journalists from a number of high-profile Spanish media outlets – including daily and weekly newspapers, as well as radio stations – have been visiting also as guests of Tourism Ireland and Fáilte Ireland.

With a combined audience of more than 22 million people, the journalists will highlight the wide range of things to see and do in these counties. Their action-packed itinerary included a guided tour of the new Museum of Literature Ireland (MoLI) on St Stephen’s Green, Glendalough and Roe & Co Distillery.

Barbara Wood, Tourism Ireland’s Manager Spain, said in a statement: “Tourism Ireland was delighted to invite these influential Spanish journalists to visit Dublin and Wicklow this week, to experience for themselves some of the many great things to see and do here. They’ve been really impressed by our visitor attractions, wonderful scenery and the friendliness of the people they’ve met.”

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