Tourism Ireland have re-released one of Ireland's most-beloved television ads which features Irish landscapes accompanied by The Cranberries' hit song Dreams.

It doesn't stop there either. Tourism Ireland are sharing an extended four minute director's cut version - featuring never-before-seen footage.

The memorable ad, which shows stunning shots of Irish scenery, first aired in 1996. 

The first ever advertising campaign to highlight Ireland as a tourism destination,  was directed by Sharon Maguire who later directed "Bridget Jones' Diary".  

The campaign was screened in the lead-up to the signing of the Good Friday agreement - which marks its 20th anniversary today.

The ad re-run is to celebrate the 25th anniversary of The Cranberries debut album  Everybody Else is Doing it, So Why Can't We? which featured the global hit Dreams.

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Sharing news of the re-release, Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland said, “We are marking the 25th anniversary of this iconic Irish album and honoring the memory of one of Ireland’s greatest musicians by sharing this rarely seen version of our ad from the 1990s." 

"The film marries the wonderful vocals of the late Dolores O’Riordan with spectacular footage of the island of Ireland.

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"We would like to pay tribute today to this incredible artist, whose music brought images of her native Ireland so vividly to life for people everywhere around the world."