Ireland's top visitor attractions revealed

Aquazone is a family favourite day out
Aquazone is a family favourite day out

Fáilte Ireland published their annual list of Ireland’s top visitor attractions with the Guinness Storehouse once again a top choice for visitors coming to Ireland on holiday.

Last year, the Guinness Storehouse welcomed almost 1.5 million visitors - an increase of almost 230,000 (18%) over the previous year’s performance.

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 significant increases in paying visitors during 2015.

The National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin was the top free attraction last year with 718,637 visitors followed by the National Botanic Gardens with 553,348 visitors and the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin with 485,702 visitors.

Below are the top ten FREE and PAID visitor attractions last year

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1. Guinness Storehouse – 1,498,124 (+18%)


2. Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience – 1,251,574 (+16%) Click HERE to for details and reviews

Cliff's of Moher


3. Dublin Zoo – 1,105,005 (+2.6%) - Click Here for details and reviews

 

Dublin Zoo


4. National Aquatic Centre – 991,554 (-6.5%) Click Here for details and reviews

 

Aquazone


5. Book of Kells – 767,996 (+18%)

6. Tayto Park – 750,000 - Click Here for details and reviews

Tayto Park

 

7. Kylemore Abbey & Garden, Co. Galway - 600,000

8. St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin - 532,042

9. Fota Wildlife Park, Cork - 436,386 - Click Here For details and reviews

 

Fota Wildlife Park

10. Blarney Castle, Cork - 400,000

 

The Top 10 Free Venues in Ireland

 

1. The National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin - 718,637

2. National Botanic Gardens, Dublin - 553,348

3. Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin - 485,702 - Click HERE for details and reviews

IMMA

4. National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, Dublin - 457,057

5. Doneraile Wildlife Park, Cork - 432,180

6. Farmleigh, Dublin - 410,076

7. Science Gallery at Trinity College, Dublin - 409,891

8. Newbridge Silverware Museum of Style Icons, Kildare - 350,000

9. Chester Beatty Library, Dublin- 343,929 - Click HERE for details and reviews

Chester Beatty Library

10. National Museum of Ireland - Natural History, Dublin - 320,528

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