Inner city Dublin set for €18.1 million ‘This is Ireland’ visitor experience

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Minister for Tourism Catherine Martin has announced a record-breaking investment of €18.1 million for a state-of-the-art flight simulator, This Is Ireland.

The new attraction will be located in the north inner city with Failte Ireland set to invest €10 million into the project.

The Government projects that the new experience will generate €48 million in direct tourism expenditure over the next five years.

The project will support 1,336 jobs in the locality while another 17 jobs will be created at the attraction.

Local councillor Niall Ring has welcomed the announcement and is hopeful it won’t turn out the same way as the now-infamous white water rafting project did.

“We have had the on-going saga of the white river rafting project for Spencer Dock which now seems to be ‘dead in the water’ and this €18.1m project, with €10m committed by Fáilte Ireland, is, on the face of it, an interesting and, most importantly, a feasible alternative” Cllr. Ring said.

Similar innovative visitor attractions already exist in cities such as Vancouver and Amsterdam and have proven highly successful since their introduction.

There will be multiple shows but the core offering will be a simulated flight experience.

The Dublin announcement is joined by new attractions announced for Mayo, Cavan and Donegal. All four were seen as having the biggest benefit to jobs and the local economy.