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Published September 29, 2017

The RTE Radio 1 Ryan Tubridy Show broadcast live from Northern Ireland this week (25 & 26th September) in conjunction with Tourism NI (ROI Office). The daily show has a daily listenership of 336,000 and a social following of over 85,000 across Facebook and Twitter.

The ‘Late Late Show’ presenter set up in the ‘Corridor of Power’ area in the new Titanic Hotel on Monday, which included an extensive interview with General Manager Adrian McNally, describing the history of the hotel which was the old Harland and Wolff Headquarters & Drawing Offices. The RTE 1 team visited Titanic Belfast, the World’s Leading Tourist Attraction and stopped by the Ulster Museum to view the 77m Game of Thrones Tapestry currently on display.

The team travelled to Enniskillen in Co. Fermanagh where local man Frankie McHugh took them on a quick walking tour of the town before checking in to the 4* Killyhevlin Hotel. A particular highlight of the trip was a tour of the Lakes with Barry Flanagan in Erne Water Taxi, and dinner in the 5* Lough Erne Hotel.

Day two was broadcast live from Enniskillen Castle in the Island Town Gallery and Ryan was joined by Barry and Noel McMeel, Head Chef in the 5* Lough Erne Resort. The RTE star then posed for selfies and photos with some local fans who showed up to meet the presenter.

Ryan said:

I was delighted to return to Northern Ireland for two days with Tourism Northern Ireland. Belfast is buzzing and the Titanic Hotel is a magnificent marriage of capital investment and respect for history. We had a lovely welcome and it has been quite the experience staying here”.

“Fermanagh was also a joy to visit and in particular getting out on the Erne Water Taxi. The Lake was like a mirror, the sights and sounds such as father and son fishing off the banks, people out water-skiing and a rowing club going through their manoeuvres. And this was by way of getting to the restaurant for dinner!”

Radio remains one of the most important media in Ireland with 82% of Irish adults listening to any radio on the average weekday, 56% reporting listening to any local/regional radio and 44% reporting listening to any national radio.

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