Success of Gathering a welcome boost

Local business feeling the difference

Local business feeling the difference

Fine Gael Cllr Michael Cleary has welcomed the latest official data on overseas travel from the Central Statistics Office, which has reported an increase of overseas visitor numbers to Ireland up 5.4% for first half of this year, the year of The Gathering.

“These figures confirm what I have been hearing from business owners on the ground for some time. Overseas visitors, as well as Irish people, are rediscovering Ireland as a place to go on holiday. The Gathering has given the tourism industry a shot in the arm and we have seen an increase of more than 15% in visitors from North America.

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