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Thread #97737   Message #1929434
Posted By: Seamus Kennedy
07-Jan-07 - 03:39 PM
Thread Name: Are the sessions real in Ireland?
Subject: RE: Folklore: Are the sessions real in Ireland?
As someone who brings tourists to Ireland, and exposes them to the real music and cultural heritage - not the canned cabaret shows like Jury's or Doyle's - I disagree with Gulliver's suggestion to 'limit the number of tourists - they will eventually destroy everywhere they go.

It wasn't the music-loving tourists who destroyed the Temple bar area, it was the English (mostly) bachelor and hen-parties.

I also feel that the Irish Tourist Board would resent your suggestion much more strongly than I do.

Seamus