Ireland's Most Popular Visitor Attractions

Mon 19th Feb 2018

Ireland's Most Popular Visitor Attractions

As winter continues to bite across the country, many of us have begun to dream of the warm summer days and the summer holidays that lie ahead. Whatever your plans this summer, our latest Map of the Moment has you covered with plenty of activities to keep you and your family busy throughout the summer holidays. So why not take the hassle out of your summer planning this year by exploring our map below.

Utilising available open data we have been able to map all of the OPW's Heritage sites and visitor attractions across the country. The OPW has responsibility for the day-to-day running of all National Monuments and Natural Historic Properties which cover a diverse range from the Neolithic Newgrange, the early Christian Glendalough to the iconic Kilmainham Gaol.

Our map displays the individual locations of all heritage visitor attractions across the county, styled by type of attraction to make it easier to identify the sites, from Iron Age settlements & Georgian houses to Medieval Castles & Natural Heritage sites you would love to see. Each point on the map contains detailed information on the visitor attraction including its address, telephone number, opening hours and the available facilities on site.

The map also features a number of additional layers to help plan your perfect summer trip. This includes a heat map to show the areas that receive the highest numbers of visitors in a year so you know where to avoid or identify the top sites you have to visit! Additionally, there is a layer to indicate whether an attraction is free to visit or requires an admission free to help those families operating on a tight budget. Finally, there is also a layer to indicate the areas sounding an attraction that feature unobstructed views of the countryside.

Azimap is improving the way that Open Source Data is visualised and analysed, from the innovative and easy to use spatial analysis tools to its simple data import and map creation features. This map highlights how Open Data can be used to provide the public with easy to access information that could help them plan trips or holidays. Tourism is a vital part of the Irish economy and the visualisation of information can significantly enhance the ease of access to specific attractions to those who don't speak the language, helping to draw in more overseas visitors.

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