St. Patrick’s Festival has announced that the Dublin Branch of the Irish Hotels Federation (IHF) has been appointed as the official accommodation partner for the festival.

Susan Kirby, St. Patrick’s Festival CEO, commented: “The partnership includes a financial contribution from Dublin branch members along with a benefit in kind package including accommodation support for festival artists and performers. This support will mean that we can continue to develop and grow one of Ireland’s most important National festivals.”

The partnership celebrates the contribution that the festival makes to Irish culture and tourism and the role Dublin hotels play in extending an Irish welcome to millions of visitors to the city each year.

Conor O’Kane, Vice-Chairman, IHF Dublin Branch, said: “St. Patrick’s Festival is a key partner for the tourism industry and we look forward to ensuring its continued success as one the greatest national celebrations in the world.”

Mark Scott-Lennon, Chairman, IHF Dublin Branch, said: “From a tourism perspective, the festival is a major highlight of our calendar. It generates a significant boost for the hospitality sector in Dublin and further afield, with more than 500,000 people attending the Festival Parade alone and some 37% of visitors coming from overseas.”

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