IRELAND'S GATHERING VIDEO 'WE'VE SAVED YOU A SEAT' IS INTERNET SMASH
Tourism Ireland’s latest promotion to help spread the word about The Gathering Ireland 2013 has become an internet sensation with its video‘We’ve Saved you a Seat’ clocking up over 580,000 views on YouTube since its launch.
The video, starring Irish comedian Andrew Maxwell,is a cheeky and humorous introduction to The Gathering by the film’s ‘hero’ Maxwell as he highlights various Gathering events – including theRedhead Convention, the Left-handed Festival, the Town of 1,000 Beards and theMessiah Gathering. It’s punchy and fast and full of humour (including Andrew Maxwell donning a Michael Flatley wig as he ‘Riverdances’ through Dublin’s famous cobbled streets in Temple Bar!) with Maxwell ably assisted by a supporting cast of hundreds all inviting the world to ‘be part of it’. Watch ithere.
The Gathering is Ireland’s biggest ever tourism initiative, consisting of a year-long programme of over 3,000 festivals, events and gatherings in all corners of country. Young or old there is a Gathering for everyone to enjoy with forthcoming highlights including:
· The Riverdance Festival, seven days of foot tapping fun from the world renowned Riverdance troop - including an attempt to break the world record at the longest Riverdance performance along the banks of Dublin’s River Liffey!
· 25 internationalsports tournaments with teams from Canada, the USA, UK and Europe competing.
· The unforgettableRedhead Convention, the Left-Handed Festival and Bog Snorkeling Championships!
· Choral Gatherings includingThe Messiah Gathering, Cork Choral Gathering and the inaugural Limerick Sings event.
· Arts, music and food festivals up and down the country from Kilkenny, to Waterford, to the isle of Inisboffin.
· Members of the tribes of Galway living in North America are invited to compete in anOyster eating competition at next year’s Galway International Oyster and Seafood Festival.
· A special jazz Gathering at theGuinness Cork Jazz Festival with over 1,000 music students from around the world in Ireland for a weekend of free jazz education.
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