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    Goodbye Kimye…Hello Norm!
    George Wendt aka Norm and his wife Bernadette on the Wild Atlantic Way

    ‘Cheers’ legend takes a trip along the Wild Atlantic Way in Fáilte Ireland social media campaign to woo visitors

    As Kim and Kanye jetted out of Cork, comedy legend George Wendt (known to millions as Norm from Cheers) arrived with his wife Bernadette to take a road trip along the Wild Atlantic Way to discover all it has to offer as part of Fáilte Ireland’s ongoing online campaign to attract overseas visitors to Ireland.

    George is in Ireland for the Sky Cat Laughs Comedy Festival, Kilkenny – he hosted the very first Cat Laughs in 1995. He kindly agreed to make this video for no fee. The video can be viewed here.

    Speaking today, Fáilte Ireland Director of Marketing, John Concannon emphasised:

    “These kind of videos help us to create a viral buzz and get people talking all around the world about Ireland. We’re extremely grateful to George for sharing his holiday with us – and the rest of the world. We hope that this glimpse of his adventure along the Irish west coast will convince many more of his compatriots back home to come and do the same”.

    The video of George’s trip along the western seaboard will be disseminated across all Fáilte Ireland, Wild Atlantic Way and Discover Ireland digital platforms.

    Follow us on Twitter @Fáilte_Ireland


    For further information please contact:

    Catherine Whelan - Press Office
    087 6449572 /01 8847181

    Alex Connolly - Head of Communications
    086 7966320/01 8847884

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