The most popular counties to visit in Ireland have been revealed
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The most popular counties to visit in Ireland have been revealed

TOURISM in Ireland is booming, with record numbers having visited the country last year – but which Irish counties are most popular with overseas visitors?

Fáilte Ireland's Survey of Overseas Travellers has found that (no prizes for guessing) Dublin tops the list of the Republic of Ireland’s most popular tourist destinations, with almost five million visitors in 2015.

Cork, Galway and Kerry make up the rest of the over a million club, with Offaly, Roscommon and Longford the three least popular destinations.

There are certainly a few surprises on this list – where does your county rank?

Take a look below…

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The most popular counties for overseas visitors in 2015:

1. Dublin: 4,938,000
2. Cork: 1,449,000
3. Galway: 1,354,000
4. Kerry: 1,026,000
5. Clare: 597,000
6. Limerick: 537,000
7. Mayo: 302,000
8. Donegal: 289,000
9. Kilkenny: 267,000
10. Waterford: 263,000
11. Wicklow: 248,000
12. Wexford: 221,000
13. Kildare: 214,000
14. Sligo: 186,000
15. Tipperary: 180,000
16. Cavan: 144,000
17. Meath: 134,000
18. Louth: 125,000
19. Westmeath: 116,000
20. Monaghan: 65,000
21. Carlow: 62,000
22. Laois & Leitrim: 57,000 each
23. Offaly & Roscommon: 50,000 each
24. Longford: 30,000

And here's how much they spent...

1. Dublin: €1,726m
2. Cork: €558m
3. Galway: €475m
4. Kerry: €234m
5. Limerick: €212m
6. Clare: €127m
7. Kildare: €89m
8. Donegal: €83m
9. Wicklow: €82m
10. Mayo: €80m
11. Waterford: €75m
12. Tipperary: €66m
13. Wexford: €65m
14. Sligo: €51m
15. Cavan: €50m
16. Kilkenny: €45m
17. Meath: €44m
18. Louth & Westmeath: €36m each
19. Carlow: €32m
20. Monaghan: €25m
21. Roscommon: €20m
22. Laois: €18m
23. Leitrim: €15m
24. Offaly: €14m
25. Longford: €8m