Christmas Countdown

Help us share the unique traditions of Christmas in Ireland with our overseas audiences

Christmas Countdown - We need your help!

This is a year like no other, and while Christmas will certainly be different our unique traditions will continue. By sharing the distinctive spirit of Christmas in Ireland, we hope to keep the island of Ireland top of mind with our travel trade, media and consumer contacts around the world. 

How to get involved? 

Christmas Selfie
Tourism Ireland will be sharing a short video with our overseas travel trade wishing them a Happy Christmas from the tourism industry across the island of Ireland, and letting them know we are looking forward to working with them in 2021. To be part of the video simply send us a Christmas selfie – you can be as creative and festive as you like in your photo - wear a Christmas jumper, stand in front of some decorations, enjoy some Christmas food! Maybe pose with a cute animal or a unique feature of your product? The photos will be combined into a short video. 

Christmas video and imagery content 
Do you have Christmas or winter themed photos or videos of your product? Please share them and we will try to include across our social media activity. Quirkier and more scenic content will work better. It’s fine to share photos from previous years, but please ensure that they are ‘Covid-friendly’ (not large crowds etc). 

Have you a Christmas Story to tell?
Do you have a unique Christmas story to tell that our overseas media would be interested to hear?  Special Christmas traditions in your area – for example the Wren Boys, New Year’s Eve customs, Christmas swims? Do you have a special Christmas recipe? Any quirky stories from Christmas in times past?

Contact to submit
Deadline - 27th November 2020
Please include your company name and details

Feel free to use #ChristmasInIreland on your social channels 🎄

Please note
Tourism Ireland is not in a position to liaise directly with contributors, but will credit you in the following ways if your content is used across Tourism Ireland’s social media platforms:

For video content, Tourism Ireland will provide a YouTube link to the video in question, driving traffic to your YouTube channel. In the posts themselves, we will tag your social media account or reference the owner where appropriate.

For general web content such as an article or listicle, Tourism Ireland will include a link to your web page, plus a reference within the tweet to your name or company name and/or the handle for your Twitter account.

For imagery, please note that all imagery must be supplied without watermarks and for the desired copyright line to be included in the body of the email itself. NB: We do not share submitted imagery on a regular basis, as we source imagery from the Tourism Ireland image bank, or retweet imagery sourced organically on Twitter.