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Tourism now worth over €1bn to Dublin economy

Written by Robert McHugh, on 5th Aug 2015. Posted in Ireland

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Almost three quarters of overseas visitors stay in Dublin at some point on their trip to Ireland according to Fáilte Ireland’s Director of Strategic Development, Orla Carroll. 

This comes after it was announced that St Patrick's Cathedral is to receive a €250,000 make over. Visitors will now be able to get a high tech insight into the building, past and present, with the launch this morning of the new Discovery Space.
 
Speaking at today’s launch, Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe TD said, "St. Patrick’s Cathedral, which dates back 800 hundreds years, is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country.

"It’s location in the heart of Dublin city saw close to half a million people visiting it last year but, as is the case with the tourism sector generally, we must continue to seek the most effective ways of attracting more visitors and of meeting their needs."
 
Source: www.businessworld.ie

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