Minister of State for Food, Forestry and Horticulture Andrew Doyle welcomes the launch of Powerscourt Estates innovation multi-lingual audio guides at Powerscourt Estate in Enniskerry Co Wicklow this week. Doyle said ‘Powerscourt Estate is the first visitor attraction in Ireland to use these cutting edge multilingual guides. These tours will give visitors a behind the scenes glimpse of daily life at Powerscourt.’
Last Year Powerscourt Estate welcomed over 750,000 visitors to its gardens voted No.3 in the World’s Top Ten Gardens by NationalGeographic. Currently over 300 people are employed on Powerscourt Estate. These gardens are an integral part of the drawing visitors to Wicklow and in turn supporting Wicklow other tourism attractions, local accommodation, restaurants and shops.’
Jenny du Saulles head of Irelands Ancient East Programme at Failite Ireland said ‘ Powerscourt Estate is perfectly positioned in the heart of Ireland Ancient East and that is why we provided funding of €80,000 to Powerscourt to improve and enrich the visitor experience and bring the brand of Irelands Ancient East alive locally.
I will continue to support tourism initiatives in Co Wicklow including #wakeupinwicklow social media initiative by Tourism Ireland.