Kildare ranked 13th most visited county for tourism


Paula Campbell


Paula Campbell


Irish National Stud in Kildare Town  selected for Oz tourism bid

David Wardell of the Irish National Stud pictured at a recent tourism event

Kildare was ranked 13th county for the most overseas visitors to Ireland in 2017 according to the latest Fáilte Ireland figures.

A total of 211,000 visited the Lillywhite county in 2017 with €91m spent in overseas tourism revenue in the county.

This is according to information on visitor numbers and revenue by region and county in 2017, a record-breaking year for Irish tourism.

Dublin attracted the most overseas visitors and tourist spend, followed by Galway, Cork and Kerry.

Ireland welcomed nine million overseas tourists in 2017, with a combined spend of €4.9 billion, according to the Fáilte Ireland figures.