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Tuesday 30 May 2023 Dublin: 14°C
# Tourism
These are Ireland's top tourist attractions
The home of the black stuff saw attendances rise by 18% in 2015, to just under 1.5 million.

THE GUINNESS STOREHOUSE is once again Ireland’s top tourist attraction.

The home of the black stuff saw attendances rise by 18% in 2015, to just under 1.5 million.

Amongst the nation’s fee-paying attractions, the Storehouse was followed closely by the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience and Dublin Zoo which both registered significant increases in paying visitors during 2015.

The top five fee-paying attractions were:

1. Guinness Storehouse (1,498,124 visitors, +18%)

.Wednesday 3rd April: Pictured here to Leon Farrell / Photocall Ireland Leon Farrell / Photocall Ireland / Photocall Ireland

2. Cliffs of Moher – (1,251,574, +16%)

Cliffs of Moher Visitors Centres Eamonn Farrell / Photocall Ireland Eamonn Farrell / Photocall Ireland / Photocall Ireland

3. Dublin Zoo – (1,105,005, +2.6%)

9/6/2015. Animals at Dublin Zoo Sam Boal / Sam Boal / /

4. National Aquatic Centre – (991,554, -6.5%)

Coca-Cola National Academy of Swimming

5. Book of Kells (767,996, +18%)

22/1/2014. Trinity College Libraries Sam Boal / Sam Boal / /

Amongst Ireland’s free to enter attractions, the National Gallery of Ireland once again continues to lead the way with numbers up 21% to over 718,000. Also performing well were the National Botanic Gardens, National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology on Kildare Street and Farmleigh all making the top five.

The Irish Museum of Modern Art climbed the rankings to third place recording impressive growth of 58%.

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