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Have a ticket to a cancelled Garth Brooks gig? Here’s how you can get a refund

You might also be able to get that hotel booking refunded.

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AS MANY AS 160,000 people were left disappointed yesterday as two nights of Garth Brooks gigs at Croke Park were cancelled.

You already knew that though, right?

This means that each fan who bought a ticket for Monday and Tuesday night is now out of pocket to the tune of roughly €80.

The National Consumer Agency (NCA) has moved to quell any fears, releasing a guide of how you can make get your money back.

Tickets: In most circumstances, you’re entitled to a full refund if an event is cancelled.

However, this is only if you purchased your ticket through a business. If you bought one from a private seller, you’re not entitled to the same rights.

Hotels: This is where it might get tricky. If you booked a stay in the capital for the night and now wish to cancel that booking, a refund on this is up to the hotel in question, so you will have to check with them.

Many offer the facility to cancel a day or two in advance, but you may lose a deposit. In some cases, no refund will be offered.

Transport: Same as above, it will be up to the business you purchased your ticket from.

Irish Rail has already tweeted to say that customers will be entitled to a full refund.

Bus Éireann’s website details all refunds are “considered solely at the discretion of Bus Éireann”.

Most airlines don’t offer refunds, but you may be able to get some amount of tax back.

Read: Promoters “don’t know” if remaining Garth Brooks concerts will go ahead >

More: ‘Guaranteed’ Garth Brooks tickets are ALREADY selling at inflated price >

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