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Care to hazard a guess about how many people visited the Cliffs of Moher this year?

Clue…it was 115,000 more than last year.

Image: Hugh Rooney via Press Association Images

MORE THAN ONE million people visited the Cliffs of Moher this year.

Figures released today reveal that visitor numbers hit 1,075,000 for this year, up 115,000 on 2013.

That’s a 12.5% increase on the year previous and the first time the Co Clare attraction has broken the million mark.

Katherine Webster, Director of Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience, said, “A number of positive factors combined during 2014 to drive visitor numbers over the one million mark.

New routes and increased access into Shannon Airport, the launch of the Wild Atlantic Way on which the Cliffs of Moher are a Signature Discovery point, the popularity of the Cliffs of Moher Coastal Walk, and the Cliffs of Moher’s close links with Brian Ború during the millennial anniversary of his death have all contributed to the visitor number increase during 2014.

“Meanwhile, strong performances from the core North American, UK, German and French markets have added to the growth seen in newer markets such as Australia, South Africa, China and South America.”

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