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Wicklow's Powerscourt Among Ireland’s Top Visitor Attractions in 2018

The list examines how 'brand Ireland' is performing in a massive €7.8 billion industry that supports more than a quarter of a million jobs. 

Once again the Guinness Storehouse tops the list with over 1.7 million visitors last year. 

The Cliffs of Moher closely follows in second place with 1.5 million - an increase of over 3% on the previous year.

Dublin Zoo holds the 3rd spot with over 1.2million visitors in the same category.

The survey also collates visitor numbers on free-to-enter attractions with a new entry to the list, Kilkenny Castle Parklands claiming top place with the National Gallery of Ireland closely following.

Overall, the top ten fee-charging attractions during 2018 were:

  1. Guinness Storehouse - 1,736,156 (visitors)
  2. Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience – 1,580,000
  3. Dublin Zoo – 1,230,145
  4. Book of Kells – 1,057,642
  5. Tayto Park – 700,000
  6. St Patrick’s Cathedral – 627,199
  7. Kylemore Abbey & Garden – 561,657
  8. Muckrose House – 550,649
  9. Powerscourt House Gardens and Waterfall – 472,523
  10. Blarney Castle & Gardens – 460,000

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