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Kellie Maloney was among the celebrities who visited Lisdoonvarna for The Outing

‘The Outing 2015’ online film

Tourism Ireland has launched a new online film, ‘The Outing 2015’, specially created to target LGBT couples around the world. The organisation is encouraging them to come and celebrate their weddings and honeymoons in Ireland.

The video was filmed last weekend at The Outing, the world’s first-ever LGBT matchmaking festival and an offshoot of the Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival, which saw thousands of people descend on the North Clare town. It also features footage of the spectacular scenery in the area.

To view the film, click here<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2SREnibYGM&feature=youtu.be>.

Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, said, “Research unveiled at World Travel Market last year showed the annual spend on travel by LGBT people exceeded US$200 billion for the first time in 2014. Ireland’s ‘yes’ vote in May also delivered a strong message of tolerance, respect and open-mindedness, positioning Ireland as a welcoming destination for LGBT travellers. We are delighted to unveil our latest online film, highlighting The Outing and promoting Ireland to LGBT couples around the world, encouraging them to consider Ireland for their wedding or honeymoon.”

A group of 12 journalists from five different countries, including Britain, the Netherlands, France, Italy and the United States, flew in to attend The Outing over the weekend, as guests of Tourism Ireland and Fáilte Ireland.

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