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We've Been Busy!

May 27 2013



Heineken Cup

We’ve been busy as we recently welcomed 30,000 French visitors to Ireland. Fans and team members from Clermont, Toulon, Leinster and Stade Francais were greeted with French themed balloons, personalised messages in our Gathering Screens in both English and French, and a specially commissioned Gathering/Rugby themed animation created by the students of Portmarnock Community School.  

European Controllers Cup

Dublin Airport was delighted to support the European Controllers Cup Gathering 2013 when around 1200 Air Traffic Controllers arrived through Dublin Airport for the football tournament from May 13 to May 17. The tournament was hosted by the Irish Air Traffic Controllers in Dublin on  with 52 teams from 30 countries taking part which took place in the AUL complex in North Dublin.

58th International Spar Congress

We were happy to provide support to the 58th International Spar Congress 2013 on May 19 as they welcomed delegates to their Gathering.  Again, our personalised greetings and branded courtesy desk meeting points meant visitors experienced the Céad Míle Fáilte Dublin Airport prides itself on.

Rose of Tralee

We’ve a number of events planned for the month of June.  The Rose of Tralee regional competition takes place in June, ahead of the Rose of Tralee festival in August. We’ll be welcoming participants in style with personalised greetings on our Gathering Screens in the Arrivals halls. On June 14, finalists in the competition will take part in a Welcome Home day, when the Roses will greet passengers in Dublin and Cork Airports. If you’re passing through, be sure to say hello and have your photo taken with them. Current Rose Nicola McEvoy recently visited the Loop when she passed through Cork Airport.

European Team Championships

The European Team Championships takes place on June 22 and 23 next in Morton Stadium in Santry.  Over 600 athletes will take place and will begin to arrive at Dublin Airport on Thursday, June 20.  

June Gatherings

Other June Gatherings include the International Federation of Journalists Gathering from June 4-6 and as always we have lots of requests for personalised greetings as people get ready to welcome their guests for the many summer Gatherings planned.

Terminal 2 Oak Bar

The Oak Bar in Terminal 2 is now a dedicated Gathering space.  Assemble your groups on arrival, have a cup of tea at your leisure, or just rest those weary legs as you wait for your visitors to arrive.  Have your photo taken in our fun Gathering Camper Van and tweet them or email them to us, or leave a message on one of our Gathering trees, and we’ll display a selection of the best messages and photos in our photo gallery.  If you would like to reserve a space for your Gathering group, contact Dermot Hennessey directly at  



If you would like to request a personalised greeting to welcome your visitors, email us at or or

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