Sunday 20 August 2017

Guinness Storehouse country's main tourist draw

Tourists Reuben and Tammy Dunseath from Florida enjoying a Guinness in the Gravity Bar of the Guinness Store House in Dublin earlier this week; the storehouse is our most-visited paid tourist attraction.
Tourists Reuben and Tammy Dunseath from Florida enjoying a Guinness in the Gravity Bar of the Guinness Store House in Dublin earlier this week; the storehouse is our most-visited paid tourist attraction.
Nicola Anderson

Nicola Anderson

A pint of the black stuff is still your only man for tourists, with another record-breaking year for the Guinness Storehouse as the country's number one international visitor attraction.

There were more than 1.25 million visitors in 2014 - breaking all previous records.

Some 1,269,371 guests flocked through the door of the venerable home of the black stuff at St James's Gate over the last 12 months - a 9.7pc increase on 2013 visitor numbers.

Most of the visitors were from overseas, at 93pc, with guests from the United States and the UK the top nationalities, followed by Ireland and France.

August was the busiest month of the year, with 148,683 visitors pouring through the gates.

Paul Carty, managing director of Guinness Storehouse, said last year alone they welcomed visitors from more than 20 countries.

Failte Ireland said there was an appetite across the globe for authentic Irish experiences.

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