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Spotlight on Donegal's World-Class Golf Courses

Published 24th April 2024

Fáilte Ireland, Donegal Airport, Donegal Tourism, and Emerald Airlines Host "Swing into Scenic Bliss" Golf Event

This week Fáilte Ireland in partnership with Donegal Airport, Donegal Tourism, and Emerald Airlines will showcase Donegal's world-class golf courses to a group of sports media. Titled "Swing into Scenic Bliss," this two-day media event brings together a group of golfing journalists to experience the unparalleled beauty, hospitality, and golfing excellence that Donegal has to offer and showcase the golf offering to their readers and listeners. 



David Leonard, Wild Atlantic Way Programme Officer at Fáilte Ireland commented:

"This collaboration represents an exciting opportunity to showcase Donegal's exceptional golf courses and hospitality to a distinguished group of sports journalists. We are thrilled to partner with Donegal Airport, Donegal Tourism, and Emerald Airlines to offer journalists a firsthand experience of the beauty and world-class amenities that await golf enthusiasts in Donegal together with its enhanced accessibility for travellers.

“Golf tourism is extremely valuable to the Irish economy and is estimated to be worth more than €300 million annually to the Republic of Ireland economy. Fáilte Ireland’s research shows a golf visitor typically spends three times more than the average leisure tourist with most of the spend going directly into local economies on non-golf expenditure such as accommodation, transport and food and beverage.”




The "Swing into Scenic Bliss" media event will feature guided tours of Donegal's premier golf courses at Cruit Island Golf Club, Narin & Portnoo Links, Rosapenna Golf Resort and Portsalon Golf Club.


Sarah Nolan, Head of Tourism at Donegal Tourism said:

"We are delighted to welcome these sports journalists to Donegal and provide them with an immersive experience that highlights the unique appeal of our region. From breathtaking coastal views to challenging courses designed by world-renowned architects, Donegal offers an unforgettable golfing experience for players of all levels."
 

Pauline Sweeney, Marketing Manager, Donegal Airport said:

"I am excited to welcome this group to Donegal Airport before setting out to explore Donegal's world-class golf courses and sharing their experiences with their readers. This initiative presents a fantastic opportunity to shine a spotlight on Donegal's golfing treasures and inspire enthusiasts to discover the beauty of this remarkable region. A key aspect of this collaboration is the convenient air access provided by Emerald Airlines, with direct flights from Dublin to Donegal Airport taking a mere one hour. This accessibility opens a world of possibilities for golf enthusiasts, enabling them to easily reach Donegal's renowned courses and embark on unforgettable golfing adventures."


At the heart of this collaborative effort is the partnership between Fáilte Ireland, Donegal Airport, Donegal Tourism, and Emerald Airlines. By leveraging their collective expertise and resources, these organisations are committed to showcasing Donegal's exceptional golfing offerings and facilitating seamless travel experiences for visitors.


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