Travel interest to Dublin has increased 79% for this weekend’s showpiece GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Final between Dublin and Kerry, according to hotel search website trivago.ie.
Hotel searches made by Irish holidaymakers for a hotel stay this weekend (19th September to 20th September) were compared to searches made for a hotel stay the weekend before (12th September to 13th September). The data is based on searches made during a six month period from 16 March to 16 September.
Travel interest to Dublin from the UK also increased by 16% during the period. Earlier this month trivago reported on a 61% surge in Dublin hotel prices the night before the final.
David Lintott, PR UK & Ireland, comments: “These figures underline the All-Ireland final’s unwavering popularity. Over 80,000 people are expected to attend this Sunday’s All-Ireland Football showpiece at Croke Park, with many more travelling to Dublin to experience the carnival atmosphere.