Ronan Keating lends a hand to promote Dublin in Britain

Tourism Ireland has teamed up with Ronan Keating in a new promotion to highlight Dublin to British holidaymakers.  

Niall Gibbons, Chief Executive of Tourism Ireland; and Ronan Keating, at the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin, for a live broadcast on Magic Radio to promote Dublin. Pic Shane O’Neill/Coalesce

The former Boyzone singer did a live broadcast of his breakfast show this morning (12 November) on Magic Radio from various locations around Dublin – including the GPO, the Ha’Penny Bridge, Temple Bar, the Molly Malone statue, St Patrick’s Cathedral and the Guinness Storehouse.

Ronan is showing co-host Harriet Scott around his hometown – taking her to some of our top attractions and talking on air about some of the places he holds dear. He’s also sharing great footage of Dublin on Instagram.  

Harriet Scott, Magic Radio; Niall Gibbons, Chief Executive of Tourism Ireland; and Ronan Keating, at the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin, for a live broadcast on Magic Radio to promote Dublin. Pic Shane O’Neill/Coalesce

As well as the live broadcast, the promotion also includes a specially-created page on the Magic Radio website promoting Tourism Ireland’s new ‘Green Button’ ad. And a new video – created from footage filmed today – will be shared on the social channels of Magic Radio. The promotion is expected to reach over 3 million people across Britain. 

Niall Gibbons, Chief Executive of Tourism Ireland, said: “We are delighted to work with Magic Radio and our own Ronan Keating to promote Dublin to listeners of his breakfast show around Britain.

“It is a really great way to shine a spotlight on Dublin as a fantastic choice for an autumn or winter short break. Our message – and that of the entire Irish tourism industry – is very simple: we cannot wait to roll out the green carpet and welcome back visitors from Great Britain.”

Key Market

Great Britain is an important market for tourism to the island of Ireland, which pre-COVID, delivered 42% of all overseas visitors and around 25% of all overseas tourism revenue. In 2019, we welcomed almost 4.8 million British visitors to the island of Ireland, whose visits generated around €1.45 billion in revenue.

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