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Average hotel prices in Dublin soar ahead of 1916 celebrations

It will cost an average of €199 per night for a double room.

Image: hotel room image via Shutterstock

AVERAGE HOTEL PRICES for Dublin have risen by 60% during the Easter weekend as people travel from all over the country – and the world – to join in the 1916 centenary celebrations.

The city will be host to a number of events including a massive parade down O’Connell Street. Data from hotel website Trivago reveals it will cost an average of €199 a night to stay in Dublin over the weekend.

That’s up from the February average of €124.

Easter Saturday is the most expensive night, with Easter Rising enthusiasts being asked to pay an average of €245 per night for a double room. Friday’s average is €203, while Sunday and Monday nights are a little less steep at €190 and €157.

A spokesperson for Trivago said hotel availability for the Easter weekend is currently 33%, so there are still rooms available, but many are expected to be filled as we get closer to the event.

When it comes to getting around over the weekend, all of the public transport agencies have promised enhanced services.

Dublin Bus will have 600 additional buses at peak times on Easter Sunday. Due to street closures for the parade, a number of bus services will operate from temporary termini around the city centre.

Irish Rail said it will be providing additional capacity on all Dart and commuter services on  both Easter Sunday and Monday. Dart services on Easter Sunday will be increased from two to five services per hour in each direction from 8.30 to 10.130am, and again once the parade has finished.

Commuter services will be increased from one to four services to Dublin in the morning and again once the parade is over.

Bus Éireann said there will be additional services to facilitate visitors to Dublin, though some routes will have to be diverted to work around the parade.

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