NUI survey: €7 million spent on hats, dresses for Punchestown Race

A new report from NUI Maynooth claims that €60 million in economic activity was generated from the Punchestown Racing Festival in 2011. The report also found that women spent €7 million on on dresses, bags and hats for the occasion.

1st February, 2012
NUI survey: €7 million spent on hats, dresses for Punchestown Race
€7 million was spent on hats, dresses, coats, shoes and accessories for the 2011 Punchestown Festival.

A new report from NUI Maynooth claims that €60 million in economic activity was generated from the Punchestown Racing Festival in 2011. The report also found that women spent €7 million on on dresses, bags and hats for the occasion.

The report, overseen by Professor Rowena Pecchenino, claimed that 45 per cent of the Festival’s 95.000 attendees were female and that more than 50 per cent were under 44 years of age.

“70% of the ladies in attendance...

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