Ireland remains a popular tourist location with 6.8 million overseas tourist visits in 2013. It is one of the fastest growing sectors within the Irish economy, which is estimated to be worth almost €4 billion each year. Trips by residents of the USA increased by 13% to 1 million in 2013.
Ireland's main tourist attractions include its rich cultural heritage, 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. Events that took place this Summer include the Croke Park Classic when the University of Central Florida took on Penn State.
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