Failte Ireland 2011

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I'd like to hear your thoughts on Failte Irelands new TV advertisment
And is that whale photoshopped or what?

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at 2:19. Yep, certainly is!

Shame, such manipulation doesn't fit with the feel and message of the video.

I think I must go there soon...
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I don't if it was photoshopped or not but the footage of the Whale is from South Africa, they couldn't be bother getting footage of Whales in Irish waters.

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Ocean Addicts wrote:I'd like to hear your thoughts on Failte Irelands new TV advertisment
And is that whale photoshopped or what?
agree the whale is Shopped. The whole advert has a certain plea of desperation too, what with all the stats; please come here, please, or x hundred thausand people will not be able to feed their babies tonight. Could of been a lot simpler... along the lines of 'come to ireland we've got guiness' seems to have worked for hundreds of years so far!

Maybe I'm just cynical.....

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....and here's me thinking all I wanna do is more back to the UK!!

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Actually they got the cliffs wrong as well, the Cliffs of Moher aren't the hightest cliffs in Europe, in fact they aren't even the highest cliffs in Ireland, poor old Donegal being forgotten about again!!

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Yes slightly desperate appeal for tourists, but in fairness to them I think it is possibly aimed at the Irish market. Ireland has loads to offer without photo shopping the whale in, jaysus will they ever learn. I think that Slieve League was also bluffing about being the highest sea cliffs in Europe. Last I heard it was some cliffs in Achill area that are the highest.

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I’m not sure anymore, I'd love a definitive answer to this as the local tourist boards have been saying for years that Slieve League is the highest and others saying that the Cliffs of Moher are. I only heard about the Achill Island cliffs on the radio here a few months ago. The tourist boards had to stand down as Ordnance survey had said that Achill had the highest cliffs
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I heard the tallest were on Achill just recently too which surprised me as always thought it was Slieve League, wouldn't mind seeing them and guess they don't get as much press due to being less accessible. Not that Wikipedia is the most reliable of sources but here's a list of Europes tallest sea cliffs in order http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cliff#Europe

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Mmm Highest cliffs....It is probably all about how you define high- sounds bizarre I know.

It has previously been pointed out that the highest sea cliffs in the British mainland are in Devon....but it involved some complicated calculation regarding 60 degrees and measuring the height by going 1 mile inland to take in the top of a nearby hill- so Sutherland is trumped- not to mention, Foula and St Kilda (ah but they dont count anyway- because they are Islands).
Anyway.. it is irrelevant- the place looks stunning -I really must get over to Ireland one of these days.

I recently came across images of Ben Buldben and the place just looks awesome

http://www.gsi.ie/Education/European+La ... reland.htm

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