Tuesday, 3 February 2004

Ceisteanna (141)

Enda Kenny

Ceist:

270 Mr. Kenny asked the Minister for Finance the breakdown of visitors to all OPW tourist attractions in County Donegal for the years 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2788/04]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Finance)

The OPW has three heritage sites in County Donegal, which are open to the public, have a full guide service and charge an admission fee, Donegal Castle, Glebe House and Gallery and, Newmills Corn and Flax Mills.

The numbers of visitor to these sites were:

Year

Donegal Castle

Glebe House

Newmills

1999

38,879

6,022

3,346

2000

39,979

7,666

2,737

2001

33,241

10,049

2,881

2002

32,298

9,005

2,428

2003

35,235

9,586

2,897

There are a number of other national monuments in State care in County Donegal to which the public has access, but, as a fee is not charged it is not possible to determine with accuracy the number of visitors these attract.