Donegal’s famous Sliabh Liag cliffs and the Wild Atlantic Way have been featured on a list of the world’s top unmissable travel experiences.
The Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Travel List, unveiled today, lists eight Irish attractions among 500 of the most thrilling, memorable and interesting travel experiences in the world.
The Wild Atlantic Way came in at number 21, while Sliabh Liag, Titanic Belfast, the Giant’s Causeway, the Ring of Kerry, Connemara, Brú na Bóinne and Trinity College also feature.
The Wild Atlantic Way earned the highest new entry of any new experience on the 2020 list.
Visitor facilities and amenities at Sliabh Liag have been closed from 2nd October due to lareg crowds and Covid-19 concerns.
In the meantime, the Lonely Planet list has been greeted as a cause for celebration and there are hopes it will inspire visitors when it is safe to travel again.
Welcoming the news, Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, said: “I am delighted to see eight fantastic attractions and experiences on the island of Ireland feature in the latest edition of Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Travel List – including the Wild Atlantic Way, coming in at number 21. I would like to thank Lonely Planet for the wonderful support they have shown to the island of Ireland over the years. In what has been a truly terrible year for travel and tourism, this accolade is some good news for overseas tourism to Ireland. It will help ensure that Ireland stays front-of-mind with prospective travellers around the world, until such time as they can visit again.”
At a time when international visitors cannot travel here, Tourism Ireland is aiming to ‘keep the lights on’ for the island of Ireland, to help ensure that Ireland stays ‘front-of-mind’ with prospective visitors for future holidays. The organisation will share this good news around the world with its millions of fans and followers on social media.Tags: