Trips to Ireland up 16 per cent with US visitor numbers up by one fifth

Figures for journeys in and out of country rise by 11.8 per cent

26th May, 2016
Popular tourist destination the Gap of Dunloe outside Killarney in Co Kerry. Pic: Ireland's Content Pool

Trips to Ireland increased by 16 per cent to 2,062,500 for the February-April period – an overall increase of 283,900 in twelve months.

Trips here by residents of Great Britain increased by 18.6 per cent to 958,100 while trips by European residents increased by 13.3 per cent to 725,700. Trips by residents of North America to Ireland increased by 19.9 per cent to 284,800.

Trips to Ireland from other areas increased by 1.5 per cent to 94,000.

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