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Fáilte Ireland Putting Together Proposal For Repeat Of 'The Gathering'

By Dave Simpson
Fáilte Ireland Putting Together Proposal For Repeat Of 'The Gathering'

Fáilte Ireland is reportedly putting together a proposal for a repeat of "The Gathering".

"The Gathering" was a year-long series of over 5,000 tourism events in 2013, the aim of which was to attract the global Irish diaspora to visit Ireland in a bid to boost tourism and use it to help the economy recover from the recession.

"The Gathering" generated an estimated €170 million for the Irish economy.

According to The Irish Times, while no final decision has been made yet, Fáilte Ireland has put together a group to examine the idea of repeating "The Gathering", possibly in either 2021 or 2022, as well as other ideas, and preliminary findings will be presented to government ministers in two weeks.

"Ideas That Will Help The Industry To Recover"

The Irish Times quotes Fáilte Ireland CEO Paul Kelly as saying, "While our focus is very much on the present to ensure as many businesses as possible in the tourism sector survive this crisis, we are also exploring ideas that will help the industry to recover as quickly as possible at the appropriate time. One of these areas under consideration relates to 'The Gathering', which took place in 2013."

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