Mark it in your calendars folks! Dozens of famous landmarks across Ireland will be free to visit on Tourism Day which will take place on April 17th.
Organised by the Irish Tourism Industry Confederation, the inaugural day will see landmarks waiving their entry fees for the day. April 17th falls during the Easter school holidays which is the ideal excuse for families to explore Ireland’s treasures.
Sites in the line-up for the Tourism Day include the Guinness Storehouse (entry usually €19.50pp), the Cliffs of Moher (up to €8pp at peak times), the EPIC Immigration Museum (€16.50), Croke Park and many other sites administered by the OPW.
This is a great opportunity to visit places that you might not necessarily get the chance to visit like King John’s Castle in Limerick (normally €11.70 online) and Spike Island off the coast in Cork (€20). It is hoped to spark enthusiasm about our great landmarks.
The full line-up of places can be found on the Tourism Day website and you can apply for free tickets on tourismday.ie.
The Irish tourism sector generated revenue of some €7.5 billion last year with almost 10 million overseas visitors and 12 million domestic and Northern Ireland trips in 2019.
Any idea if they’ll be repeating this in 2021? I’m hoping those of us from the US who are currently considered ‘unclean’ will be allowed to visit in spring of next year.
No idea I’m afraid!