Chris Hadfield features in videos promoting Ireland

Astronaut visits Donegal in one of four films for Tourism Ireland

When Commander Hadfield tweeted a shot of Ireland from space with the message “Tá Éire fíorálainn” (Ireland is very beautiful) he was on to something. But what would he think of the landscape and the Wild Atlantic Way? Video: Ireland.com

Tue, Mar 25, 2014, 09:42

A series of videos promoting Ireland featuring former International Space Station commander Chris Hadfield have been released today.

Cmdr Hadfield agreed to give his services free of charge to Tourism Ireland to promote the country when he visited in January.

He has made four videos featuring the Wild Atlantic Way in the Inishowen peninsula, Co Donegal, hurling, Titanic Belfast and the Guinness Storehouse.

All four films, and the accompanying feature articles, will be promoted on Tourism Ireland’s website, Ireland.com, and will be shared by Tourism Ireland with its Facebook and Twitter followers and on its YouTube channel.

Chris Hadfield will also be tweeting links to all four films. He has more than a million followers.