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Dublin: 3 °C Monday 16 December, 2019

Christmas comes early to Dublin*

*Kind of. The announcement of a market, anyway.

Image: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

DUBLIN WILL HOST its first ever traditional Christmas market this year in St Stephen’s Green.

The market was announced today by Minister of State for the OPW Brian Hayes and Dublin City Business Improvement District (BID), who will host the market.

Markets are already a popular attraction in Galway and Belfast where they attract over 600,000 people over a four week period, the Dublin at Christmas Market is expected to generate an additional €20 million for Dublin traders, as well as creating 150 seasonal jobs.

The market will feature 60 concession stands, including a host of food and drink outlets.

Richard Guiney, CEO of Dublin City BID says that the market will attract 600,000 extra visitors to Dublin City.

“Dublin is a magical place at Christmas, every year visitors comment on the unique atmosphere of the city.

“We envisage that the Dublin at Christmas St Stephen’s Green Market will attract more than 600,000 additional visitors to the city centre over the six week period adding to the buzz and excitement of the city experience.”

The Dublin at Christmas Market will accommodate the St Stephen’s Green taxi rank and the existing art market.

Read: WTF is this thing doing in St Stephen’s Green this morning?

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