Ireland's most popular tourist attractions have been revealed 4 years ago

Ireland's most popular tourist attractions have been revealed

Visited any of these?

If you're looking to plan your next day trip then Fáilte Ireland might be able to provide some help because they've just published their annual list of Ireland’s top visitor attractions.


Yet again, it's the Guinness Storehouse that has proven to be the most popular destination for any tourists that are visiting Ireland on holiday. Almost 1.5 million people passed through St James' Gate last year- that's an increase of almost 230,000 (18%) when compared to 2014.

We'll raise a glass to that.

US President Barack Obama Visits Ireland
The Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience and Dublin Zoo also proved to be quite popular with tourists, both locations also saw an increase in visitors.

Here's the list in full.

1. Guinness Storehouse – 1,498,124 (+18%)
2. Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience – 1,251,574 (+16%)
3. Dublin Zoo – 1,105,005 (+2.6%)
4. National Aquatic Centre – 991,554 (-6.5%)
5. Book of Kells – 767,996 (+18%)

Of those Irish attractions that are free to enter, the National Gallery of Ireland once again continues to lead the way with numbers up by 21% to over 718,000. The National Botanic Gardens, National Museum of Ireland, Farmleigh and the National Museum of Modern Art all make the top five.

Congratulations to all.


1. The National Gallery of Ireland – 718,637 (+21%)
2. National Botanic Gardens – 553,348 (+2%)
3. Irish Museum of Modern Art – 485,702 (+58%)
4. National Museum of Ireland (Archaeology, Kildare St) – 457,057 (+2%)
5. Farmleigh – 410,076 (+2%)