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Poll: Do you think 'The Gathering' was a success?

Both the Government and organisers have today been praising ‘The Gathering’ for its effect on tourism. Do you agree with them?

Leonie Higgins,second from right, was the one millionth Aer Lingus customer to arrive from the US this year.
Leonie Higgins,second from right, was the one millionth Aer Lingus customer to arrive from the US this year.
Image: Aer Lingus

‘THE GATHERING’ HAS been described as a ‘great success’ by organisers who say that it brought in more than 250,000 visitors to the country and generated €170 million in revenue.

Tourism minister Leo Varadkar also said that the initiative ‘strengthened links with the diaspora’.

But we want to know your thoughts: Do you think ‘The Gathering’ was a success?


Poll Results:

No, the focus on money only highlights the claim that it was a 'shakedown'. (2328)
It's too early to judge its impact. (1174)
Yes, it increased tourism. End of. (721)
Don't know. (608)




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