Tourism Ireland hopes two teams at Euro 2016 will boost visitor numbers

It's the first time both teams from the island of Ireland are competing at the same event

Euro 2016 is the first time that both teams from the island of Ireland will feature in the same major tournament.

With added focus on the island of Ireland, during the tournament, Tourism Ireland are hopeful that the success of both teams will lead to a greater number of tourists arriving in Ireland in the coming months.

A video has been released showing two freestyle footballers, playing around the country including places like the Giant's Causeway and the Cliffs of Moher.

"There is huge interest and excitement around Euro 2016, so we’ll be pulling out all the stops over the coming weeks to capitalise on the tourism potential of the tournament", Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland revealed.

"With both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland qualifying, it’s a superb opportunity for us to deliver the message that the island of Ireland is a fun and diverse destination, offering a variety of iconic experiences, and that there has never been a better time to visit."

Both teams begin their Euro 2016 campaigns in the coming days. Northern Ireland meet Poland on Sunday, before the Republic of Ireland face Sweden on Monday evening.