Almost 800,000 passengers are set to travel through Dublin Airport during the 12-day St Patrick’s Day period this year up to March 24.
Dublin Airport is expecting passenger numbers to be as high as 77,000 per day between Thursday 17 and Sunday 20 March, with Ireland set to enjoy a unique double bank holiday on Thursday and Friday.
Following two years of very limited St Patrick’s Day celebrations, Fáilte Ireland is this year preparing to once again welcome visitors to Ireland from all over the world.
The theme for this year’s St Patrick’s Day celebration is ‘CONNECTIONS’. The festival is being proudly sponsored by Dublin Airport, with Ireland inviting the world to reconnect in Dublin after the challenges of the past two years. A whole host of celebrations and activities are set to take place in Dublin over the coming days.
Dublin Airport has the following advice for those travelling during this time:
This coming 12- day period is expected to be the busiest the airport has seen since before Covid. In order to ensure the smoothest journey possible, Dublin Airport is advising passengers to prepare for security in advance and make their way directly to the security screening area once checked in.
To help prepare for the security screening process, passengers are invited to visit the Security page on the Dublin Airport website here. Travellers are reminded that EU security regulations state that liquids over 100mls cannot be brought through the security screening area. Liquids under 100mls are permitted and should be placed in a transparent, re-sealable bag measuring not more than 20cm x 20cm. Exemptions are in place for medicines and for baby food.
Picture L-R: Lisa Armstrong, Emma Breathnach, Gavin O Hagan, Tadhg Breathnach O Hagan, Laura Breathnach, Dominic Byrne
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