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Dublin New Year's Festival Cancelled Due To Continuing COVID-19 Pandemic

Published on Sep 28 2020 9:31 AM in General Industry tagged: Featured Post / Fáilte Ireland / New Year's Festival Dublin

Dublin New Year's Festival Cancelled Due To Continuing COVID-19 Pandemic

Fáilte Ireland has announced that this year's Dublin New Year's Festival has been cancelled due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.

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In a statement published on its official website, the national tourism development authority said, "In line with the government's current Resilience and Recovery 2020-2021 Plan, Fáilte Ireland, in conjunction with Dublin City Council and their event partners, has taken the decision to cancel the New Year's Festival (NYF) in Dublin.

"Last year, approximately 110,000 people took part in the festival across three days. The fireworks display in particular is a popular element of the festival, attracting up to 80,000 attendees. Given these numbers, it is clear that the event would not fall within current government and public health guidance, and it would not be appropriate to encourage people to congregate in these numbers."

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