Figures just released by Failte Ireland show that when it comes to visitor attractions the Guinness Storehouse is still the main magnet for visitors, attracting just under 1.5 million last year - up 18 per cent on 2014. It beats the Cliffs of Moher (1.25 million); Dublin Zoo (1.1 million); the National Aquatic Centre (991,554) and the Book of Kells (768,000). 

This is the official list of the most popular attractions that charge an entrance fee.

  • Guinness Storehouse Dublin 1,498,124.
  • Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience Clare Shannon 1,251,574
  • Dublin Zoo Dublin Dublin 1,105,005
  • National Aquatic Centre Dublin Dublin 991,554
  • Book of Kells Dublin Dublin 767,996
  • Tayto Park Meath East & Midlands 750,000
  • Kylemore Abbey & Garden Galway Ireland West 600,000
  • St Patrick's Cathedral Dublin Dublin 532,042
  • Fota Wildlife Park Cork South West 436,386
  • Doneraile Wildlife Park Cork South West 432,180
  • Blarney Castle Cork South West 400,000
  • Bunratty Castle & Folk Park Clare Shannon 341,685
  • Kilmainham Gaol Dublin Dublin 326,635
  • Rock of Cashel Tipperary South East 300,749
  • Castletown House & Parklands Kildare East & Midlands 297,691
  • Kilkenny Castle Kilkenny South East 282,588
  • Old Jameson Distillery Dublin Dublin 282,056

     The National Gallery is Ireland's top free attraction.

Top of the list of free attractions are the National Gallery (718,000); National Botanic Gardens (553,000); the Irish Museum of Modern Art (485,000); the National Museum at Kildare Street (457,000) and Farmleigh (410,000). 

This is the official list of top free attractions:  

  • The National Gallery of Ireland Dublin Dublin 718,637
  • National Botanic Gardens Dublin Dublin 553,348
  • Irish Museum of Modern Art Dublin Dublin 485,702
  • National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, Kildare St Dublin Dublin 457,057
  • Farmleigh Dublin Dublin 410,076
  • Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin Dublin Dublin 409,891
  • Newbridge Silverware Museum of Style Icons Kildare East & Midlands 350,000
  • Chester Beatty Library Dublin Dublin 343,929
  • National Museum of Ireland - Natural History, Merrion St Dublin Dublin 320,528
  • National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History, Collins Barracks Dublin Dublin 295,820
  • Holy Cross Abbey Tipperary Shannon 210,000
  • Connemara National Park Galway Ireland West 190,753
  • Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane Dublin Dublin 190,000
  • Sliabh Liag Cliffs Donegal North West 185,760
  • Crawford Art Gallery Cork South West 175,902
  • Galway City Museum Galway Ireland West 174,556