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Visiting Ireland?

Ireland remains a popular tourist location with 7.6 million overseas tourist visits in 2014. Tourism is one of the fastest growing sectors within the Irish economy, which is estimated to be worth almost €4 billion each year. In 2013, an estimated 250,000 Scottish residents visited Ireland. 

Blarney Castle, Blarney, Co. Cork. Photo taken by Chris Hill, 2006

Ireland's main tourist attractions include its rich cultural heritage, interesting cities, beautiful scenery, friendly people, and relaxed way of life. It is also a popular location for sporting enthusiasts with numerous golf courses, plus fishing, cycling, riding, water sports, and other activities.

The following links can provide you with more information on Ireland as a tourist destination:

If you want to learn more about Ireland, you can read Ireland in Brief.

Wild Atlantic Way

Ireland’s first long-distance touring route, the Wild Atlantic Way, was launched in 2014 and covers the untamed west coast of Ireland, stretching all the way from the Inishowen Peninsula in Co. Donegal to Kinsale in Co. Cork. The new route rivals the world’s best driving tours, along 2,500 km of the wildest, most captivating scenery, with lots to do and see along the way. To get in the mood for planning your holiday with us, here’s a taste of The Wild Atlantic Way