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Top US Blogger “Postcards to Seattle” explores the Island of Ireland


Dublin – 12/09/2018 This September, adventure travel blogger and photographer, Marissa Pedersen has spent time visiting the west and north of the island of Ireland.

Ms Pedersen is the creator and owner of the blog “Postcards to Seattle”, in which she writes of her experiences travelling around the world, and advises on the best places to visit, where to stay and what to see and do in each location. She also has a combined social media following of 982,056.

Ms Pedersen trip included overnight stays in Viewmount House in County Longford, Enniscoe House in County Mayo, Rathmullan House and Castle Grove House in County Donegal, Castle Leslie Estate in County Monaghan, and Newforge House in County Armagh. Readers of her blog will be treated to detailed descriptions of her experiences in these historic hotels as well as advice on things to do and see in the local areas.

The six hotels visited by Pedersen, are members of Ireland’s Blue Book – a collection of country house hotels, manor houses, castles and restaurants around the island of Ireland.

Visitors from North America to the island of Ireland amounted to 1.83 million in 2017. Irish Tourism organisation - Tourism Ireland -  has predicted a growth of 5%for 2018, that should be aided in part, by the new Aer Lingus service between Seattle and Dublin, which has added four weekly direct flights to and from Seattle since its launch in May 2018.

Pedersen’s itinerary was coordinated by Ireland’s Blue Book with the objective of encouraging more overseas visitors to Ireland as well as encouraging visitors to explore the lesser-seen parts of the country outside of the main cities and tourist-hubs.

About Ireland’s Blue Book

Ireland's Blue Book is a unique collection of Irish Country House Hotels, Manor Houses, Castles, Luxury Hotels and Restaurants around the island of Ireland, representing the finest of Ireland’s hospitality, accommodations and cuisine.

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