Tourism Ireland, marketing body responsible for marketing the island of Ireland, has released their annual list of Ireland’s top attractions.
Guinness Storehouse, which welcomed over 1.2 million visitors last year is the number one fee-charging attraction in the nation. The Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience and the Dublin Zoo followed close behind, with each attraction registering just over a million paying visitors in 2014. The National Gallery of Ireland topped the list of free attractions.
“Our great variety of attractions, whether free or fee-paying, is an important part of our allure to visitors and add to the positive experience enjoyed by tourists here. Over the last few years, this Government has invested significantly in new and existing attractions and is committed to ensuring our attractions remain relevant and attractive to the visitors arriving to our shores,” said The Minister of State for Transport, Tourism & Sport Michael Ring, according to a press release from Fáilte Ireland.
Shaun Quinn CEO Fáilte Ireland said: “Tourism is on track to enjoy what could be a record year in terms of activity and visitors in 2015. With that in mind, we would expect the attendance numbers for most attractions to rise even further. We, in Fáilte Ireland, have invested quite heavily in our tourism infrastructure in recent years to ensure that Ireland remained an appealing destination despite the downturn. Now that tourism is on the rise again, Ireland and its strong collection of attractions are perfectly poised to welcome and cater for ever greater numbers.”
Here is a list of the top attractions for 2014: