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Which of Ireland's tourist spots made it to the final of the World Tourism Awards?

Clue…it’s in Co Clare.

Cliffs of Moher
Cliffs of Moher
Image: Eamonn Farrell via Photocall Ireland

THE BURREN AND the Cliffs of Moher Geopark was shorlisted for The World Tourism Awards 2014.

There were 18 finalists for this years awards and Costa Navarino in Greece took the top prize in the awards today.

The World Tourism Awards are one of the highest accolades in the travel and tourism industry worldwide.

The finalists are chosen for showing commitment to supporting and delivering sustainable tourism best practices in their destinations.

Minister for Tourism Leo Varadkar said:

The Burren is a national treasure. It’s a unique ecological landscape, and a top tourism attraction.

“In my view it deserves to be even more famous, and making this shortlist will help us to promote it even more widely”.

CEO of Fáilte Ireland, Shaun Quinn said “This is fantastic news not just for the Burren Geopark but for County Clare and Ireland in general.

To be acknowledged at this global level is a remarkable achievement and shows the clear benefits of collaboration across the public agencies.

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