St Patrick’s Day: Dublin Airport expects 77,000 passengers a day as businesses prepare for pre-pandemic tourist numbers


Dublin businesses are preparing for a St. Patrick’s Day that will rival the pre-pandemic parade years.

Early indications suggest visitor numbers will be in close competition with figures from 2019 – the last time there were Paddy’s Day parades in Ireland.

Many hotels are fully booked and Dublin Airport is expecting 77,000 passengers a day this week, according to trade group DublinTown.

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DublinTown chief executive Richard Guiney said: “Businesses in Dublin are preparing for a St Patrick’s Day week which will approach pre-pandemic levels in terms of footfall, visitor numbers and spending in the city.

“Dublin Airport will be extremely busy, with 77,000 people expected each day and hotel occupancy is very high.

“It will be a fantastic week for visitors and businesses in the city.


DublinTown worked closely with city businesses, the gardai and Dublin City Council to ensure the week ran smoothly, particularly in terms of safety, security and street cleaning.

They will also closely monitor attendance during the week.

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