Dublin Airport To Sponsor Family Day over St. Patrick’s Festival

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Dublin Airport is expecting 720,000+ passengers to arrive and depart from Saturday March 12 to Monday March 22. This year the national celebrations for St. Patrick’s Day have been extended to a four-day event. Last year during Covid-19 restrictions just 46,338 passengers passed through Dublin Airport in the same period.

Dublin Airport To Sponsor Family Day over St. Patrick’s Festival

Passengers will 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. St. Patrick’s Festival 2022 will be a huge celebration, encouraging the nation and people across the world to connect and reflect, get together, celebrate and welcome. 

The National St. Patrick’s Day Parade will return to the streets of Dublin on March 17. A new addition for 2022 is Festival Quarter at the National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks. It will be 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. 

Festival Quarter Events at Collins Barracks

On Saturday, March 19, Dublin Airport is a proud sponsor of the festival’s daytime family-friendly entertainment and activities. There will be music, theatre, games, entertainment, and play. That evening Dublin Airport will also support a ticketed event for adults, with comedy, music, panel discussions, live gigs, poetry, performances and much more. 

St. Patrick’s Festival Director, Anna McGowan said: 

“As Ireland finally throws open its doors to international travel, St. Patrick’s Festival is thrilled to welcome Dublin Airport onboard once again as a Programme Partner in 2022. ‘Saturday at Festival Quarter in partnership with Dublin Airport’ will feature a packed programme of activities running from day to night, from circus acts to science shows, talks, cutting-edge electronic music, stand-up comedy, story workshops and so much more.  

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”. 

Dublin Airport will also partner with Fáilte 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.  

For more information on St. Patrick’s Festival please visit here.

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Joan Scales
Joan Scales
Award-winning journalist, Joan has been writing about travel and tourism for many years principally for The Irish Times and lately for travel2ireland. Joan has appeared many times on television and radio talking about the business of travel and all its component strands. She is also a public speaker and has appeared at many international conventions and conferences.

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