Donegal is still one of the top favourite destinations for Americans coming to this country for St. Patrick’s day. 31% of Americans who planned to visit Ireland for St Patricks day came to Donegal this year. March 17th is the single most likely occasion for Irish Americans to gather to celebrate their culture and almost one in three of those planning to travel here say they will visit Donegal.
The monthly Amárach Research/Irishcentral.com survey of Irish American attitudes,– shows that while one in five plan to visit Ireland this year almost two thirds hope to make the trip in 2012. The survey of 1,100 was carried out over last weekend. Physical ties to Ireland are strong, with 7 in 10 having visited at some point.