Guinness Storehouse Takes Top Visitor Attraction Accolade
The Guinness Storehouse has once again been named the top attraction for visitors coming on holiday to Ireland.
The venue topped Fáilte Ireland's annual list of Ireland's top visitor attractions.
Last year, the Guinness Storehouse welcomed over 1.2 million visitors - an increase of over 100,000 over the previous year's performance.
According to Fáilte Ireland, amongst the nation’s fee-paying attractions, the Storehouse was followed closely by the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience and Dublin Zoo which both registered just over a million paying visitors in 2014.
Amongst Irelands ‘free to enter’ attractions, the National Gallery of Ireland continued to lead the way but there was also a significant new entry to the top ten free attractions last year with Doneraile Wildlife Park entering the listing at number three thanks to the interest of 460,000 visitors during 2014. A
“Tourism is on track to enjoy what could be a record year in terms of activity and visitors in 2015," said Shaun Quinn, CEO Fáilte Ireland, commenting on the figures. "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."