According to an economic impact study by economic consultants Fitzpatrick Associates, Co. Galway's Kylemore Abbey generates revenues of €59.8 million and supports 1,550 jobs in Galway and Mayo.
The study, which was conducted between May and October of this year, included an evaluation of spending by the abbey's 562,000 annual visitors as well as a review of the direct and indirect economic impact of Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Walled Garden.
"One Of Connemara's Largest Employers"
The Irish Independent quotes Kylemore Trust executive director Conor Coyne as saying, "Kylemore Abbey is one of Connemara's largest employers, with up to 140 staff during peak summer months.
"Critically, in an area which has historically faced employment and emigration issues, Kylemore's value to the regional economy is estimated at over €59 million, with 1,550 associated jobs.
"These jobs include sectors such as hospitality, supplies, food, accommodation, professional services and transport. Furthermore, recent capital projects have provided employment for a further 100 people over the last three years."
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