The one millionth visitor to the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience in 2014 has been recorded as of Monday, 20th October 2014, marking the first time that the milestone figure has been reached at the world-famous County Clare visitor attraction.
Rita Shaw from Niceville, Florida, USA, became the one millionth visitor when she arrived at the Cliffs at 11:01 am.
Rita, who is on holiday in Ireland with her husband Stephen, was greeted onsite with music and a champagne reception before being presented with a certificate marking the occasion as well as a €5,000 prize return holiday to Co. Clare.
2014 marks the fourth successive year of increased visitor numbers to the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience, with figures for the year so far up 12% on 2013. The Clare County Council owned visitor centre has also seen substantial investment in product and facilities in 2014 with a spend of over €600,000 on additional coach parking facilities, new exhibition content, restoration works in O’Brien’s Tower and a redesign of the foyer at the visitor centre.