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Nick and Sam's Ireland Road Trip
Social Media

Tourism Ireland’s week long social media road trip

Tomorrow, Saturday, is the first day of a week long Tourism Ireland initiative where social media determines the road trip route taken by two avid British adventurers visiting Ireland. Their trip begins tomorrow in Belfast and ends seven days later in Cork, with the public deciding their journey southwards throughout the week.
People are invited to tweet images of Ireland throughout #IRLday, like this sunset scene in County Fermanagh. Credit Darren McCarra
Social Media

Initiative to get Ireland trending on Twitter during Obama’s state visit #IRLday

To coincide with US President Barack Obama’s state visit to Ireland on May 23rd, an initiative that attempts to get Ireland trending on Twitter that day is well under way. The initiative, started by PocketNative, hopes that a high volume of tweets containing the hashtag ‘#IRLday’ will ensure that the topic trends on Twitter during the President’s visit and Ireland receives the attention of over 200 million other Twitter users.