$100 Holiday Vouchers

Chuck FeeneyI’ll write more about Chuck Feeney and The Atlantic Philanthropies another time (a story that deserves justice), but for all our friends across the pond just a brief note that Mr Feeney is planning on making $100 holiday vouchers available for up to 50,000 people visiting Ireland from the US next year (source: The Sunday Times).

Tourism minister Martin Cullen was contacted by Mr Feeney after the Global Irish Economic Forum in September when he offered to match government funds for boosting tourism.

This is a great gesture and sits well with other efforts in the pipeline, e.g, the plan to offer older visitors free off-peak rail travel all over Ireland.

We’ll keep an eye on these initiatives and post more information when details are available.

In the meantime a simple thank you to Mr Feeney for his kind generosity.




$100 Holiday Vouchers — 2 Comments

  1. I am planning a trip for six people on a shoestring budget… this $100 voucher would certainly be a boon to our budget! I keep seeing announcements but no information as to how to apply… Help!

  2. Hi Kathy,

    I havn't seen any updates on this one either so just wrote to the Minister for Tourism to see if there's been any progress.

    Fingers crossed for a reply and i'll post it up here if we get something.

    All the best,


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