Published on March 14th, 2023 | by Alan Dwyer


Bumper St. Patrick’s Weekend Expected at Dublin Airport

Dublin Airport is expecting around 432,000 passengers to pass through the Airport over the upcoming St. Partick’s Weekend. With St Patrick’s Day falling on a Friday, many Irish people are set to avail of the three-day weekend to make a trip overseas with 220,000 passengers forecast to depart between Thursday, 16th of March and Monday, 20th of March. There will also be a steady flow of arrivals over the course of those five days, with 212,000 set to fly into Dublin Airport. Many of those will be coming to Dublin to enjoy the St Patrick’s Day festival, which Dublin Airport is proudly sponsoring, and also the Ireland versus England rugby match on Saturday. 

daa is working with Failte Ireland to ensure a truly Irish welcome in the terminals at Dublin Airport over the St Patrick’s weekend, with a number of Irish dancing groups set to entertain passengers at arrivals. With visitors set to come to Dublin from all over the world, 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. As part of the St. Patrick’s Festival celebrations, Dublin Airport will proudly support a host of activities in Dublin’s city centre on Friday, March 17, including live music, bands, street theatre, interactive games, circus and science shows, talks, film screenings, and lots more. The theme of this year’s festival celebrations is ‘ONE’, conveying a message of unity and welcome. Dublin Airport advises passengers traveling on short-haul flights to arrive at the airport two hours before their flight and three hours prior to a long-haul flight. Passengers checking in a bag with their airline should allow up to an additional one hour.

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