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Guests from the East visit Orchard of Ireland

Tourism NI Events, Travel Trade, Local Council, Local Council, Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon

Posted by Tourism NI

Published May 11, 2018

A Visit Armagh representative recently attended the Tourism NI led ‘Meet the Buyer’ event in the Waterfront Hall. The largest to date, it was also a milestone year for the destination with up to five stakeholders attending, each with a full set of business appointments.

Guests from the East visit Orchard of Ireland

St Patrick's Catholic Cathedral, Armagh

Tour operators and tourism representatives from all over the world descended on Belfast for the event, with one of the highlights being a series of familiarisation visits across NI, including Armagh.

From art to linen, the Celts to the cathedrals, our wonderful Chinese and Japanese guests were wowed by all Armagh had to offer.

14 Chinese and Japanese tour operators, along with Tourism Ireland representatives from China spent a fantastic day in the borough visiting the FE McWilliam Gallery, where the sculptures and work of McWilliam had them in awe, the perfect gateway into the destination. Then on to Fergusons Linen Factory, the stories of all the films and prestigious events Fergusons linen has been associated with really set this as a world class product.

No visit to this area would be complete without a drive through the beautiful village of Loughgall and a visit to the breath-taking orchards, where picnic lunches were delivered providing a flavour of all on offer in the Food Heartland.

Into the City of Armagh, the guests threw themselves into the history of one of Ireland’s most important archaeological sites at the Navan Centre & Fort, and certainly made memories to last a lifetime, as they visited the Iron Age Dwelling.

This was the perfect opportunity to introduce the operators to the story of St Patrick and with the Cathedrals in view on the Armagh skyline we just had to make a visit.

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