Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Questions (161)

Thomas Byrne

Question:

161. Deputy Thomas Byrne asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the number of persons who have visited a location (details supplied) in County Meath in each of the years 2015 to 2017 and to date in 2018. [51824/18]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

Please see the table, which summarises the position at Loughcrew for each of the years requested.

Since 2017, the Office of Public Works has installed a footfall counter which measures the number of visitors at the site in general. Separately, the number of visitors who have specifically requested a key to visit the interior of the Monument itself is also recorded. It can be assumed therefore that visitors to the Monument are included in the overall total.

Year

Visitors to monument

Total visitors on ground (footfall counter)

2018 (to 30/08/18)

17,401

43,238

(Site closed for works)

2017 (footfall counter

17,078

44,922

introduced in 2017)

2016

16,337

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2015

14,416

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