Tourism is a very important industry for Ireland.
Ireland remains a popular tourist location with 7.6 million overseas tourist visits in 2014. It is one of the fastest growing sectors within the Irish economy, which is estimated to be worth almost €4 billion each year.
The number of people travelling to Ireland from Switzerland has increased steadily in recent years. Aer Lingus, Ryanair, Easyjet and Swiss airlines all operate routes to the island of Ireland.
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 in addition to fishing, cycling, riding, water sports and other activities.
The following links can provide you with more information on Ireland as a tourist destination.
To get in the mood for planning your holiday, here's a taste of The Wild Atlantic Way.
Study in Ireland
Ireland is not just a destination for tourists. Increasingly, it is a destination for international students, providing educational excellence in a safe, English-speaking environment.
Ireland combines a long tradition of scholarship with strong links between a dynamic education sector and cutting-edge research and industry.
For information on studying in Ireland, please visit the Education in Ireland website.