Tourism Ireland's website has won a major award in France for the second year in arrow following an initiative to attract more French visitors.
It picked up the Best Tourist Board Website prize at the Les Travel D'Or awards, which celebrates excellence in the French hospitality industry.
Over 400,000 French tourists enjoyed trips to Ireland last year and Tourism Ireland is keen to see this market grow by 40 per cent in the next four years.
Visitors to Ireland from France may find travelling by boat a great way to get there, with return trips on ferries from Rosslare to Cherbourg
Chief executive of Tourism Ireland Niall Gibbons said: "We are delighted that our discoverireland.com website has picked up this prestigious award for the second year running and I congratulate my colleagues in our French office."
Having disembarked at Rosslare visitors to the county of Wexford can discover attractions like the Hook Lighthouse, the oldest one in the world that is still operating.
Whales and dolphins can often be spotted in the waters nearby.
Posted by Mark Robinson