Derry/Donegal showcase at Irishfest in Milwaukee to boost Northwest tourism

A senior Derry City Council official says the Derry Donegal Showcase at the Irishfest in Milkwaukee should lead to a noticeable increase in the number of people visiting the North West in the coming years.

Brendan Mc Menamin, the council's Arts and Culture Officer, says three quarters of a million people will visit the festival in the coming days.

Many of those who will visit the exhibitions and see the exhibits and performances from the North West have roots in the region, and Mr Mc Menamin says the challenge is to persuade them to come home.....

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