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Nice write up
Posted by: phyllis phillips (ID *****4281) Date: May 04, 2012 at 03:48:25
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I work as a travel agent and I got this today in my email
thought you would be intetested
Tourism Ireland Unveils The Gathering Campaign at Ellis Island
By James Ruggia
May 03, 2012 11:34 AM
A high-level delegation from Ireland’s County Kerry and Tourism Ireland held a press conference/presentation at Ellis Island to unveil plans for a 2013 campaign entitled The Gathering, which will try to draw from the pool of 70 million ethnic Irish living throughout the world back to Ireland for a vacation that explores their genealogy. There are 39.9 million Americans who trace all or some portion of their ancestry back to Ireland. The Gathering promises to feature events based on particular family histories, festivals, sporting events and genealogical tours as well as workshops, lectures and opportunities to “meet your family.”

County Kerry’s Councilor Jim Finucane highlighted the diversity of attractions that the county offered as well as activities. When asked why Kerry was always on the leading edge of Irish tourism, Finucane pointed out that, “We have a hundred thousand beds to fill. We need to reach out to the Irish Diaspora for 2013.” Among Kerry’s The Gathering events will be a celebration at Muckross House in Killarney, Listowel Writer’s Week festival, Killarney Summerfest and the International Rose of Tralee festival.

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