Cliffs of Moher voted top heritage attraction in Ireland

Visitors are often asked which attractions they wish to see while on a vacation in Ireland, however, in the fifth National Heritage Survey, the opinions of the locals was sought after. The survey was carried out by Ecclesiastical Ireland in the run up to National Heritage Week 2014.

The results of the survey revealed that the Cliffs of Moher would be the first destination Irish people would take visitors from abroad to see on a trip to Ireland. The iconic cliffs in County Clare were selected by 33% of respondents. The top five sites were as follows:

  • Cliffs of Moher (33%)
  • Newgrange (32%)
  • Giant’s Causeway (19%)
  • Rock of Cashel (9%) and
  • Bunratty Castle (7%)
Cliffs of Moher (Image: Brocken Spectre at the Cliffs of Moher by Sean Tomkins)

Cliffs of Moher (Image: Brocken Spectre at the Cliffs of Moher by Sean Tomkins)

The survey also revealed that as many as one in ten respondents voted Newgrange as their preferred heritage site. This marked the fifth year in succession that the historic site in County Meath took the top spot.

Newgrange in County Meath

Interestingly, the Giant’s Causeway in was awarded the favourite heritage site to take a date.

  • Giant’s Causeway (35%)
  • Cliffs of Moher (30%),
  • Bunratty Castle (18%) and
  • Newgrange (11%).

The Giants Causeway in County Antrim

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