Ireland has plans to target British hipsters in new Gathering initiative
Plans to repeat The Gathering after major boost to tourism
Just ask a New Yorker, when hipsters start arriving on your street money follows soon after.
That's a formula that Tourism Ireland, flush from the success of The Gathering, hope to perfect in Ireland next year.
According to The Daily Edge the Irish tourist organization has drawn up elaborate plans to target hipsters across Great Britain to entice them to visit the emerald isle.
Hipsters, like the gays, are known as the ultimate 'social energisers,' that's why Tourism Ireland has teamed up with Isle of Wight festival Bestival (a hipster magnet) that takes place this weekend, as well as the UK alternative national radio station XFM.
The plan is to present Ireland as an 'exciting, vibrant and cool destination.'
To get the message out Tourism Ireland plan to entice the trust fund skinny jeans types attending the festival to come and try an 'immersive theatre' experience that will give them a little foretaste of the actual country, providing a short simulated tour through Dublin and Belfast.
'Stepping aboard a 'Shenanigans Airways' flight, they’ll be dressed in rugby gear and allowed to practice their Irish accents before finishing up with a big, lively Irish party.'
The idea is that the latest narrowly targeted demographic lure will resonate strongly with tourism reps.
XFM will reportedly be broadcasting some of the performances on their breakfast show as well as broadcasting live from locations in Dublin and Belfast to talk listeners through the 'gas craic.'
Vanessa Markey, Tourism Ireland’s British head said: 'By transporting festival-goers to Dublin and Belfast through our immersive theatre experience, we’re hoping to show them that Ireland is a unique and different destination – and inspire them to begin planning a city break in Ireland very soon.'
- Gay teacher fired from Catholic school after...
- Nelson Mandela once considered a terrorist...
- Racist incidents in Ireland up by 85 percent...
- Nelson Mandela was against IRA decommissioning.
- Unionists regret US envoy Haass’ call for...
- Irish radio presenter suspended after anti-Isra
- Hollywood star Gabriel Byrne brands new Pope...
- Top ten negative terms used to describe Irish...
- Irish students told “No Irish Need Apply”...
- Website attracts 80,000 Irish people ready...
It is quite apparent that many of the posts on this article strongly favor foreigners, legal and illegal, over the natives whose ancestors have livedNelson Mandela once considered a terrorist by many Irish political leaders
RE: chuck - too bad the IRA got labelled "terrorists" because they didn't wear "acceptable" soldier uniforms. Al Queda-please noteRacist incidents in Ireland up by 85 percent says Immigrant Council
Sad fact - The native Irish are leaving at the rate of over 1,000 a week and yes, they are being replaced by foreigners. Bold, hard, cold and ( for soGay teacher fired from Catholic school after applying for same-sex marriage license
Aliciarose: the priests running the school probably gave him the benefit of the doubt. But when you publicly set a bad example for young people you