Christophe Schmidt
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/ 18 April 2006

Rural Ireland hoping to lure tourists to hidden gems

Rural Ireland is fighting the growing trend for tourists to spend long weekends in Dublin with a plan to woo visitors to the Emerald Isle’s hidden gems. "There is a European trend for mini-breaks of three or four days. In our country, this favours the cities, like Dublin, Cork or Galway," said Damian O’Brien, in charge of developing cultural tourism in Ireland.