AMERICAN TV presenter Samantha Brown will showcase Limerick and Clare in her award-winning travel programme, ‘Places to Love’ to millions across the US next year.
An episode filmed here will air early next year across the United States during prime time on PBS (Public Broadcasting Service).
Tourism Ireland invited Samantha Brown to film at a number of locations around Limerick and Clare for one 30-minute episode of the latest series of Places to Love.
The programme showcases lesser-known spots and haunts in different destinations. Filming was supported by Fáilte Ireland.
Samantha and her film crew have been capturing lots of great footage at places like King John’s Castle, Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum,The Burren Perfumery and The Burren Smokehouse.
Alison Metcalfe, Tourism Ireland’s Head of North America, said: “Tourism Ireland was delighted to invite Samantha Brown to come and film an episode of ‘Places to Love’ in Limerick and Clare. The episode will be seen by millions of people across the United States, shining a spotlight on some of the many things to see and do here and encouraging American holidaymakers to put Limerick and Clare on their vacation ‘wish-list’ for 2023.”
Tourism Ireland is rolling out a new ‘twinning’ initiative in 2022, which involves each overseas market ‘twinning’ with a specific region or area in Ireland – placing a special focus on the area. The United States is twinned with Limerick and Clare. Samantha’s visit is a great opportunity to secure excellent positive coverage about these ‘twinned’ areas.