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May

20 May 2021

Tourism Ireland welcomes Aer Lingus College Football Classic

Tourism Ireland welcomes today’s announcement that the Aer Lingus College Football Classic will take place in Dublin in August 2022. 

Niall Gibbons, Chief Executive of Tourism Ireland, said: "The announcement of the Aer Lingus College Football Classic for August 2022 is really good news. As we get ready to restart international tourism to the island of Ireland, the game between the Northwestern Wildcats and the University of Nebraska will deliver a very welcome boost for tourism from the United States, with about 23,000 people expected to travel here from the US and Europe. Our message to the teams and their fans is that we cannot wait to roll out the ‘green carpet’ and welcome them to Dublin and Ireland. 

“Tourism Ireland in the United States is working closely with Anthony Travel, the official travel company for both colleges, and other travel partners, to maximise the tourism benefits of the game. I am confident that the Aer Lingus College Football Classic will be a truly wonderful opportunity to showcase Ireland and, more generally, the many attractions we offer as a holiday destination.”

 

Notes To Editors

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  • In 2019, we welcomed almost 11.3 million overseas visitors to the island of Ireland, delivering revenue of over €5.8 billion.
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