TripAdvisor reveals its Top 10 Irish destinations for 2019

Tourists nominated their favourite places in the annual Travellers’ Choice Awards

Dingle made the Top 10 in Trip Advisor’s Irish destinations for 2019. Photograph: TripAdvisorual Travellers’ Choice Awards

Dingle made the Top 10 in Trip Advisor’s Irish destinations for 2019. Photograph: TripAdvisorual Travellers’ Choice Awards

 

Dublin has been named the best-rated destination in Ireland for tourists in Trip Advisor’s annual Travellers’ Choice Awards for destinations.

Following Dublin in the top Ireland destination list is Killarney, while Galway, Dingle and Cork take third, fourth and fifth place respectively.

The award recognises the locations that are the most popular among TripAdvisor reviewers based on millions of reviews and opinions.

Ireland top 10

  1. Dublin
  2. Killarney
  3. Galway
  4. Dingle
  5. Cork
  6. Kilkenny
  7. Cong
  8. Westport
  9. Donegal Town
  10. Sneem

In the world rankings, London jumped from second place in 2018 to win the world’s number one destination on the list.

“The international excitement around the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle no doubt spurred interest in the capital and helped boost it to the top spot in this year’s rankings,” a TripAdvisor spokeswoman said.

Elsewhere in the world category, Paris takes the runner up spot, while Rome follows in third place.

Crete comes in fourth and Bali takes fifth.

New York, a long-time favourite with travellers worldwide, slips outside of the world top 10 to 13th, down from 10th last year.

Phuket, Barcelona, Istanbul, Marrakech, Dubai make up the rest of the top 10 respectively.

World top 10

  1. London
  2. Paris
  3. Rome
  4. Crete
  5. Bali
  6. Phuket
  7. Barcelona
  8. Istanbul
  9. Marrakech
  10. Dubai

Europe Top 10

  1. London
  2. Paris
  3. Rome
  4. Crete
  5. Barcelona
  6. Istanbul
  7. Prague
  8. Lisbon
  9. Majorca
  10. Tenerife