IHF's Dublin Branch Named Accommodation Partner Of St. Patrick's Festival
The St. Patrick's Festival has announced the Dublin branch of the Irish Hotels Federation (IHF) as the official accommodation partner for the festival.
The group said that the partnership celebrates the enormous contribution that the festival makes to Irish culture and tourism.
It also acknowledges the role Dublin hotels play in extending a warm Irish welcome to millions of visitors to the city each year.
Conor O'Kane, vice-chairman, IHF Dublin branch, said that he is excited to showcase and celebrate all that is unique about Ireland and Dublin.
O'Kane stated, "Since its launch in 1996, the festival has grown from strength to strength, providing an unprecedented platform to showcase Ireland’s heritage and culture with energy and creativity.
"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."
Meanwhile, 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 chairman of IHF Dublin Branch, Mark Scott-Lennon, praised the organisers and team behind St Patrick’s Festival, noting that their "dedication and enthusiasm are key to the festival's success".
"From a tourism perspective, the festival is a major highlight of our calendar," he said. "It generates a significant boost for the hospitality sector in Dublin and further afield."
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