Online Genealogy Hurting Tourism in Ireland?

According to this article in The Times Online, online genealogy is affecting the number of tourists visiting Ireland:


Those with an Irish connection are increasingly finding their great-grandparents through the internet rather than travelling to Kerry or Galway in search of old gravestones or parish records.

In 1999, there were 107,000 genealogically motivated visitors to Ireland, but that was down to 40,000 last year.

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