Saturday February 22, 2020

Bringing them all back home

Tempting more tourists out of Dublin will take innovation and collaboration, according to business owners

Gillian Nelis

Managing Editor

@gnelis
14th March, 2015
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The Cliffs of Moher in Co Clare: the Shannon region attracted the fewest domestic tourists in 2013, but was more popular with visitors from overseas

By the time the curtain comes down on Tuesday night’s performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in the Abbey Theatre – the final event of Dublin’s four-day-long St Patrick’s Festival – the coffers of the city’s businesses will have been boosted by around €122 million.

While there are no estimates for the overall numbers expected to attend the festival, the St Patrick’s Day parade alone...

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