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Fáilte Ireland Partners With Iarnród Éireann To Host Winter In Dublin Express

By Dave Simpson

Fáilte Ireland has announced the launch of a partnership with Iarnród Éireann to host six specially charted train carriages to celebrate the launch of Winter in Dublin.

Details

The Winter in Dublin Express will run across selected services from until Friday 10 December.

Winter in Dublin, led by Fáilte Ireland in association with the Dublin tourism industry, encourages the nation to visit Dublin this winter and make memories with family and friends by experiencing all there is to see and do. With a programme of events and experiences, Winter in Dublin highlights things to do and places to go in the city, with some special one-off events popping up from November until January.

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To celebrate the launch of the Winter in Dublin Express, upon arrival in Heuston Station, passengers were surprised with a performance of Christmas songs by the cast of the Olympia pantomime Olly, Polly and the Beanstalk, which stars James Patrice, Maclean Burke, Ryan Andrews and Erin McGregor.

On six selected services, one unique carriage will be transformed into a winter wonderland and passengers will be treated to a festive VIP trip to Dublin. Passengers will enjoy live entertainment on board, festive treats from local suppliers and a specially decorated carriage inspired by Dublin in winter. Passengers on board the six special services have been selected as prize winners from various Winter in Dublin promotions.

Statements

Speaking at the launch, Emma Woods, head of marketing communications at Fáilte Ireland, said, "We are thrilled to be here at Heuston Station today to celebrate the launch of the Winter in Dublin Express. This partnership with Iarnród Éireann showcases, not only a great and sustainable way to travel to Dublin at any time this winter, but also the variety of events and the magic that will be alive this Winter in Dublin. This year’s Winter in Dublin programme of events will run from November right through to January 2023 - a full list of events can be found at VisitDublin.com."

Also speaking at the launch, Jane Cregan, communications manager at Iarnród Éireann, said, "We are pleased to partner with Fáilte Ireland, to help encourage the nation to consider a more sustainable option of travelling by train when visiting Dublin this winter. By taking the train, you’re reducing your travel time, whilst increasing your leisure time. So you can sit back, relax and enjoy the magic of travelling by rail this winter."

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