Wicklow race tracks feature in leading French publication

WICKLOW’s abundance of famous running and mountain trails has made the cover of one of France’s leading trail running magazines.

Nature Trail’ is one of France’s leading Trail Running magazines, and with support from the Tourism Ireland office in Paris, Wicklow hosted its writers and photographers for a short but intense weekend in November last year , providing valuable media coverage for county attractions.

Fred Verdier of Wicklow Tourism said of the cover: ‘The weather we had over the two days was incredible and provided some stunning images showing off what an incredible playground that is Wicklow for outdoor pursuits. . The exposure we get as a result of this press trip is pretty incredible both in print and online in France and beyond.

French visitors spent their time running and exploring the Wicklow Mountains. Following their visit, Wicklow made the cover of the latest edition of ‘Nature Trail’ magazine with a ten-page inside article illustrated with fabulous photos.

Josephine Brilland, editor of ‘Nature Trail’, said: “We had a fabulous time during these three days. The diversity of terrain and many beautiful climbs make the Garden of Ireland a perfect trail destination with stunning scenery, great food and lovely people.

Mr Brian Gleeson, Chief Executive of Wicklow County Council and Chairman of Wicklow Tourism, said: “It is great to see the international market open up again. We look forward to welcoming more French visitors to enjoy what Wicklow has to offer within walking distance of this excellent feature.

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