Top 10 Dublin Tourist Attractions to Receive Funds from Fáilte Ireland

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Minister Catherine Martin TD and Fáilte Ireland today announced that €1.7 million worth of enhancement work will soon be completed on the Top 10 most popular tourist attractions in Dublin which will create new immersive experiences that bring to life stories that have shaped Ireland’s history and culture. 
 
The investment was made through Fáilte Ireland’s Dublin Surprising Stories Scheme and focuses on bringing the story of Dublin to life using interactive technology, and audiovisual and improved foreign language provision.  

These enhancements will make the 10 attractions more accessible to international visitors as Dublin looks to once again compete as a leading global visitor destination post-COVID while also appealing to domestic victors and families over the winter months. 

 
Recipients of the funding include the Medieval Viking Dublin Museum at Dublinia, Dublin’s only fully intact Georgian House at Newbridge House and Farm and EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum which was recently named Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction at World Travel Awards for the third year running.

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EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

Recipients of the funding include the Medieval Viking Dublin Museum at Dublinia, Dublin’s only fully intact Georgian House at Newbridge House and Farm and EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum which was recently named Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction at World Travel Awards for the third year running. 
 
Minister for Tourism, Catherine Martin TD said; “Compelling storytelling lies at the heart of fanstic tourism attractions and this investment has empowered these 10 attractions to convert the stories of Dublin and its people into unforgettable tourist attractions. We know that the modern tourist looks for a more interactive and accessible experience, and these enhancements have created new ways for visitors to enjoy the history, heritage and culture of Dublin.” 

Dublin’s Unique Charm and Cultural Treasures

Speaking at the announcement in Dublinia, Liz Halpin, Head of Dublin at Fáilte Ireland said: “Attractions are key to stimulating demand, creating and sustaining jobs, and delivering an economic return both locally and nationally. By bringing Dublin’s stories, from its Georgian past to its sporting culture to life, the Dublin Surprising Stories scheme will ensure Dublin’s historic and cultural attractions remain on the must-visit list for domestic and international visitors.” 
 
John Healy, Chairman of Dublinia said: “Over the years Dublinia has reinvested in its visitor experience seeking always to achieve world class quality. Our aim is to ensure our visitor connects with the stories of Viking and Medieval Dublin and leaves with an enjoyable and memorable visit. 
 
The Dublin attractions which received the Dublin’s Surprising Stories Scheme are: 
 

Christ Church Cathedral – €195,000

Clondalkin Round Tower – €51,000 

Croke Park GAA Museum – €185,000  

Dublinia – €200,000 

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum – €200,000 

Glasnevin Cemetery Museum – €200,000  

Irish Whiskey Museum – €200,000 

Newbridge House & Farm – €107,625 

St Patrick’s Cathedral – €160,850 

Teelings Whiskey Distillery – €200,000 

FAQ’s of Dublin Tourist Attractions to Receive Funds

What is EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum?

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum is a world-class attraction that explores the history and impact of the Irish diaspora across the globe. It offers immersive exhibits and interactive displays that highlight the journey of Irish emigrants and their contributions to various fields.

What is the Dublin’s Surprising Stories Scheme?

The Dublin’s Surprising Stories Scheme is a funding initiative that supports enhancements to Dublin’s tourist attractions. It aims to create more interactive and engaging experiences for visitors, bringing the stories of Dublin’s past to life in unforgettable ways.

Which attractions in Dublin received funding from the scheme?

Several iconic attractions received funding, including Christ Church Cathedral, Croke Park GAA Museum, EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, and more. These attractions offer diverse narratives that showcase Dublin’s history, culture, and heritage.

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