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Two Fingal attractions make Ireland's top 45 tourist sites


Malahide Castle

Malahide Castle

Skerries Mills

Skerries Mills


Malahide Castle


Two Fingal visitor attractions have made it onto a new Fáilte Ireland list of the top 45 visitor attractions in the country.

Malahide Castle and Gardens is the region's highest performing attraction, making it to number 33 on the list while Skerries Mills came in just two places below that as the 35th most popular visitor attractions in Ireland.

Top of the list again was the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin City which welcomed 1.2 million visitors last year.

Malahide Castle and Gardens welcomed 117.109 visitors last year while Skerries Mills welcomed 105,876 visitors through its doors.

Announcing the figures, Minister of State for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Michael Ring said: 'Our great variety of attractions, whether free or fee-paying, is an important part of our allure to visitors and add to the positive experience enjoyed by tourists here.'

He added: 'Over the last few years, this Government has invested significantly in new and existing attractions and is committed to ensuring our attractions remain relevant and attractive to the visitors arriving to our shores.'

Shaun Quinn, the CEO Fáilte Ireland said: 'Tourism is on track to enjoy what could be a record year in terms of activity and visitors in 2015. With that in mind, we would expect the attendance numbers for most attractions to rise even further.'