The Gathering Ireland 2013

The Gathering Ireland 2013 Ireland’s Prime Minister, Enda Kenny, and Deputy Prime Minister, Eamon Gilmore, have officially launched The Gathering Ireland 2013 which aims to be the biggest tourism event ever held in Ireland, bringing in 325 000 extra visitors.

The Gathering 2013 is being spearheaded by Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Leo Varadkar, who outlined a series of new festivals and events being held especially in order to encourage more visitors to Ireland next year. These include a new music festival, international Gaelic Games events and a new project from the organizers of Riverdance.  Minister Varadkar said, “We are inviting the world to Ireland next year for this festival of festivals. It promises to be the biggest tourism initiative ever staged in Ireland. “

Deputy Prime Minister Gilmore explained that global Irish diaspora will also be crucial; “The Gathering 2013 aims to engage with our global diaspora to entice them to come home in 2013 and to encourage them to extend an invitation to Ireland  to others. It’s not just about encouraging anyone with Irish heritage, it is also addressed to those who love or have an interest in Ireland.”

A number of well-known Irish personalities have pledged their support for the initiative, including Pierce Brosnan, Liam Neeson, Maeve Binchy and Paul O’Connell.

A large number of companies and organizations have already got involved including Google, Facebook, while KPMG and PwC have confirmed they will hold their international alumni events in Ireland, bringing 1000 international visitors.

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