July may have been record month for Irish tourism

Visitor numbers up almost 13 per cent so far this year, CSO figures show

2nd September, 2016
North America leads growth in visitor numbers. Pic: RollingNews.ie

Official figures show that overseas visitors made just over 2.84 million trips to Ireland in the three months from April to July, up by almost 10 per cent compared with the same period last year.

Trips to other countries by Irish residents increased by 3.7 per cent to 2.25 million.

In the seven months to the end of July, the total number of trips to Ireland increased by 12.7 per cent from a year earlier to just under 5.43 million.

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