The Irish counties that receive the highest and lowest amount of tourists have been revealed 3 years ago

The Irish counties that receive the highest and lowest amount of tourists have been revealed

Where does your county rank?

Ok, answer this one question. What do you think is the biggest tourist attraction in your county? The Guinness Storehouse, Cliffs of Moher, Dublin Zoo and the National Aquatic Centre are just some of the most popular destinations in Ireland, but how how does your county rate in terms of popularity with overseas tourists?

The Independent obtained information from Fáilte Ireland's Survey of Overseas Travellers and Dublin is by far the most popular destination for tourists that visit the Republic of Ireland. No surprise really but the scale of Dublin's popularity when measured against second-placed Cork is pretty eye-opening.

On the other end of the scale, here's hoping that the planned €232 million Center Parcs holiday village that's opening in in Ballymahon, Co Longford will boost the amount of visitors to the area because the county is currently the least popular one for tourists.

Amount of visitors in 2015.

  1. Dublin: 4,938,000
  2. Cork: 1,449,000
  3. Galway: 1,354,000
  4. Kerry: 1,026,000
  5. Clare: 597,000
  6. Limerick: 537,000
  7. Mayo: 302,000
  8. Donegal: 289,000
  9. Kilkenny: 267,000
  10. Waterford: 263,000
  11. Wicklow: 248,000
  12. Wexford: 221,000
  13. Kildare: 214,000
  14. Sligo: 186,000
  15. Tipperary: 180,000
  16. Cavan: 144,000
  17. Meath: 134,000
  18. Louth: 125,000
  19. Westmeath: 116,000
  20. Monaghan: 65,000
  21. Carlow: 62,000
  22. Laois & Leitrim: 57,000 each
  23. Offaly & Roscommon: 50,000 each
  24. Longford: 30,000

Overseas tourist revenue earned by county:

  1. Dublin: €1,726m
  2. Cork: €558m
  3. Galway: €475m
  4. Kerry: €234m
  5. Limerick: €212m
  6. Clare: €127m
  7. Kildare: €89m
  8. Donegal: €83m
  9. Wicklow: €82m
  10. Mayo: €80m
  11. Waterford: €75m
  12. Tipperary: €66m
  13. Wexford: €65m
  14. Sligo: €51m
  15. Cavan: €50m
  16. Kilkenny: €45m
  17. Meath: €44m
  18. Louth & Westmeath: €36m each
  19. Carlow: €32m
  20. Monaghan: €25m
  21. Roscommon: €20m
  22. Laois: €18m
  23. Leitrim: €15m
  24. Offaly: €14m
  25. Longford: €8m

Domestic tourism is not taken into account with these figures.