Last year was a banner moment for trips to Ireland, according to recently releases figures from the Central Statistics Office.

Over 7.6 million trips to Ireland were made in 2014 – an 8.9% increase on the total from 2013.

Travel from Britain to Ireland is on the up. Close to half of the 7.6 million trips – over 41% - were made by residents of the UK, a notable increase of 8% from 2013.

The percentage of visits from residents of the US rose at an even greater rate – up 12.9% from 2013 to 1,169,100, or 15.4% of the total.

Trips to Ireland by residents of Germany also saw a significant increase of 15.4% to 557,200.

These figures are a positive indicator, with Tourism Ireland predicting that 2015 will be the biggest year ever for travel to Ireland. 

In 2014, residents of Ireland made 6,514,500 trips abroad.

Ist tile july 2019