Failte Ireland, the Irish tourism authority, is investing its largest budget to date to create new cultural experiences for visitors.

Failte Ireland together with public and private partners are investing €73 million to deliver four large-scale, diverse and engaging projects which, when complete, will bring Ireland’s vibrant culture, heritage and people in exciting new ways.
Ireland’s new attractions are a UNESCO Global Geopark in County Cavan, a high fort on a hilltop in County Donegal, the centre of Dublin and a manor in County Mayo.
The Shannon Pot Discovery Centre in County Cavan explores the waterway’s rich heritage, culture and influence on Irish life. The centre takes visitors to a journey along the Shannon River while Cavan Burren Park is one of the finest prehistoric relict landscapes in Ireland.

Fort Dunree and Head
A cable car will be open at Fort Dunree (Photo: Wild Atlantic Way)

Spectacular views will thrill visitors at Fort Dunree and Head in County Donegal. Ireland’s first funicular cable railway will provide 360° views of the Wild Atlantic Way. A glass walkway at the site will jut out over the waters of Lough Swilly.
“This Is Ireland” in Dublin is an “edutainment” attraction featuring a breath-taking and engaging experience of Irish history, to today’s Ireland. The attraction’s highlight is a virtual flight using state-of-the-art flight simulation and audio-visual technology.
Westport House and Gardens Estate in County Mayo will receive the largest investment as it is reinvented as a multi-layered, multi-day experience to explore ancient Irish rituals. In parallel, Westport House and Gardens will be fully restored to their former glory.

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