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Dublin Airport gearing up for St Patrick’s Day celebrations


Dublin Airport is expecting more than 720,000 passengers to arrive and depart over a ten-day period from Saturday March 12 to Monday March 22 as part of this year’s extended national celebrations for St Patrick’s Day.

Passengers will also be arriving for the St Patrick’s Festival celebrations, and Dublin Airport is delighted to proudly support a host of activities in Dublin’s city centre.

The theme for this year’s celebration is ‘CONNECTIONS’, as St Patrick’s Festival invites Ireland and the world to reconnect in Dublin after the challenges of recent years.

The National St Patrick’s Day Parade will return to the streets of Dublin on March 17, and a new addition for 2022 is Festival Quarter at the National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks, a day to night urban festival in the heart of the city, which will host a variety of events and activities suitable for young and old alike.

On Saturday, March 19, Dublin Airport is a proud sponsor of the festival’s daytime family-friendly entertainment and activities, including music, theatre, games, entertainment, and play.

That evening Dublin Airport will also support a ticketed event for adults, with comedy, music, panel discussions, gigs, poetry, performances and much more.

Dublin Airport’s managing director Dublin Airport, Vincent Harrison said: “We have always been incredibly proud to partner with the St Patrick’s Festival, but this year feels particularly special.

“Dublin Airport prides itself on connecting Ireland to the rest of the world and we are excited to see people connect and celebrate in gusto for the first time since 2019.”

The airport will also partner with Failte Ireland this year to ensure arriving passengers into the capital’s airport receive a warm and helpful welcome.

A dedicated team of Failte Ireland ‘Meeters and Greeters’ will be in Dublin Airport’s Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 arrivals halls, providing a friendly face and a wealth of knowledge to guide passengers on their way to the festivities.

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