Ireland voted as top 'luxury tourism' destination
Rich recieve a royal pampering from coast to coast
Ireland's financial woes have made international headlines, but the staggeringly wealthy still flock to it on vacation and it has just been named as one of the world’s best luxury travel destinations for 2012.
Luxurytravelmagazine.com this week named Ireland as one of the truly elite locations to visit to the richest tourists on the planet.
Pampering for the well-heeled, the website gushed, is easily on a par there with the deluxe offerings in Brazil, Congo, Colombia, Jordan, Laos, Tasmania and Thailand.
The exclusive travel website — which is invitation-only, meaning if you have to ask you can't afford it - is read worldwide and although it's famously exclusive, those it inspires to visit Ireland will likely bring eye-popping bank balances with them.
Ireland's attractions, the website claims, include its rolling green countryside, its world class golf courses and resorts and its charming crumbling medieval castles.
Meanwhile Tourism Ireland, Ireland's tourist board, released a list of its most popular attractions in 2010, which included:
1. Dublin Zoo — 963,053 visitors
2. Guinness Storehouse — 930,000
3. National Gallery of Ireland — 736,855
4. National Aquatic Centre — 721,871
5. Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience — 720,574
6. National Botanic Gardens — 533,120
7. Book of Kells — 469,674
8. Irish Museum of Modern Art — 408,000
9. Fota Wildlife Park — 377,004
10. Blarney Castle — 308,000
- Irish university suspends Legion of Mary...
- Notre Dame sues federal government again...
- 4,000 Irish social welfare letters encourage...
- Top ten worst ever Irish Christmas gifts,...
- Unionists regret US envoy Haass’ call for...
- Nelson Mandela showed us all what could be...
- Pope Francis calls capitalism “new tyranny”...
- Irish radio presenter suspended after anti-Isra
- Address by Nelson Mandela to Joint Houses...
- Married priests could well be Pope Francis'...
A Mandela type of human has never or will ever be found the equal of this extraordinary being in the breath of Irish history. A people who can't do an4,000 Irish social welfare letters encourage young people to emigrate
a failed statelet and a failed people - roy keane to asst sums it upMarried priests could well be Pope Francis' legacy, says Irish theologian
The Bible however, condemns homosexuality. the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men withMarried priests could well be Pope Francis' legacy, says Irish theologian
I think there will be a major overhaul of the Church now during the new Pope's reign. It is being changed, the best way from the top down. It's fairly