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Bringing them all back home

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

Gillian Nelis

Managing Editor

14th March, 2015
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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