The Cliffs of Moher, one of Ireland’s most beloved and iconic tourist attractions, welcomed the one millionth visitor for 2015 yesterday, September 14.
The stunning County Clare cliffs, which were recently voted the best cliff view in the world, have experienced a surge in popularity in recent years, reaching one million visitors in a year for the first time on October 20, 2014.
This year, the milestone was reached over a month earlier.The cliffs are especially popular among US visitors, with American tourists accounting for over one quarter of the total visits, the Clare Champion reported. Irish people sightseeing in their homeland accounted for one quarter of all visits, and there was also strong enthusiasm for the cliffs from French, German and Australian visitors.
“The news that the Cliffs of Moher have welcomed their one millionth visitor today is proof that we are getting something right,” said Fiona Monaghan, head of the Wild Atlantic Way.
“This iconic visitor attraction has certainly proven to be a great draw for visitors coming to this section of the Wild Atlantic Way. Indeed, comparing the figures to the total number of visitors recorded last year indicates that the Cliffs of Moher appear to be benefiting from what is turning out to be a bumper year for Irish tourism.”
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