Ireland has been named as the best travel destination in the world by a major US magazine 5 years ago

Ireland has been named as the best travel destination in the world by a major US magazine

High praise indeed.

We like to give out about our little island from time to time, but it appears as if people outside of Ireland can’t get enough of the place recently.

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Fresh from being named as one of the top ten places in the world to live by the Human Development Index, Ireland’s ego has been given a further boost after receiving two major tourism awards in the US this week.

Ireland was named as the best destination in Europe at the Travel Weekly annual readers' choice awards in New York this week, an award that was determined by the votes of approximately 12,000 readers of the leading weekly newspaper for American travel agents and travel professionals.

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If that wasn’t enough, it was also named as ‘best tourism destination’ for the fourth year in a row at the 2015 GT Tested Awards, with more than 22,000 readers of American travel magazine Global Traveler – a monthly luxury travel magazine with a circulation of approximately 110,000 people – naming Ireland as their favourite tourism destination overall.

High praise like this goes to show that Ireland is a grand old spot, even without a roof on it.