The launch of a brand new tourism brochure, highlighting all that Donegal has to offer, was launched yesterday (Thursday) by none other than Mr. Gay Byrne in the magnificent setting of Glenveagh Castle. Gay and his wife, Kathleen Watkins, were in the county to promote this full colour brochure that has been produced by Donegal Tourism, along with a brand new app which has been newly designed to complement the www.govisitdonegal.com website. Gay and Kathleen are no strangers to Donegal and have been visiting the county for many years now being the proud owners of a holiday home in the county.
Gay delighted the audience when he recalled his memories of visiting Glenveagh Castle with his wife Kathleen when it was home to the McElhinney family. He talked about how he was first introduced to Donegal and Dungloe over forty years ago and his message to the people of Donegal is to continue to smile and welcome every visitor as a friend of the county.
Donegal County Council Chief Executive and Chairman of Donegal Tourism Mr. Seamus Neely stated “this 58 page brochure beautifully captures many images that display the diversity and majesty of Donegal. It sets out an array of activities, places of interest, and services that are available to potential visitors. Over 20,000 copies of this brochure have been printed and distributed worldwide and a PDF version has also been circulated to many tourism providers for inclusion on their websites”.
He added “the new app will serve to assist visitors by providing a first class mobile friendly interface with www.govisitdonegal.com . With travellers using their mobile devices on the go to find out information, this app will let them access up to the minute information that is available on the website through their mobile devices”.
The brochure uses over forty different themes and headings from popular activities, such as Surfing, Golf, and Angling; to unique Donegal amenities and resources, such as Local Produce, Islands and the Gaeltacht, and Festivals, to allow the reader to easily plan their visit.
The photography is captivating and demonstrates the strengths of Donegal as a major player in the tourism sector. The themes are all complemented with useful information and contacts for whatever your interest may be and it brings to life a strong visual image of Donegal for the potential visitor. The brochure also offers the visitor six recommended touring routes for different regions of the county in addition to the newly developed Wild Atlantic Way route that has been rolled out in recent months.
For more information on the brochure or app, log onto www.govisitdonegal.com or download the Donegal Tourism app from Google play store or the app store.