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Thursday, 7 November 2019

Department of Public Expenditure and Reform

Tourism Data

Photo of Pearse DohertyPearse Doherty (Donegal, Sinn Fein)
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73. To ask the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the most recent visitor numbers at OPW sites in County Donegal that are open to the public. [45932/19]

Photo of Kevin  MoranKevin Moran (Longford-Westmeath, Independent)
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The most recent visitor numbers available are for 2018. Visitor numbers are not available for all OPW sites that are open to the public, only those which have either a guide service or a passive pedestrian counter. At Doe Castle and the Grianán of Aileach visitor numbers are recorded by passive counter. There is a guide service at Donegal Castle, the Glebe Gallery and Newmills and visitor numbers at these sites refer to ticketed visitors.

Site
2018 Visitor Numbers
Doe Castle 29,379
Donegal Castle 56,459
Glebe House & Gallery 32,169
Grianán of Aileach 90,435
Newmills Corn & Flax Mills 3,649

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