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The Gathering 2013

The Gathering 2013

Throughout 2013, Ireland opens its arms to hundreds of thousands of friends and family from all over the world, calling them home to gatherings in villages, towns and cities. Herbert Park Hotel is an ideal location to stay for any of the Gathering Events.The official start to 'The Gathering' started in Dublin at the New Years Eve Festival and will continue thoroughout 2013; a calendar is packed with events both local and national.

Don't miss out on this unforgettable Irish experience and book your stay at Herbert Park Hotel today!

The Gathering Highlights:

The Gathering Dublin is luring people, who love Ireland, home for a year of 25 fantastic invitational events.  Teams from all over the world will 'Meet to Compete' in South Dublin.  Everyone is invited to join in on the craic and fun!! There are lots of events to choose from including American Football, Baseball, Golf, Cricket, Bridge and Art competitions. 

Riverdance - The Gathering


This is a Gathering which will take place over a week in July culminating in 3 special events.  On Saturday 20th July there will be a full of Riverdance events taking place at Merrion Square, including a giant ceili and also a night time concert with the full Riverdance Orchestra where you will be able to enjoy Riverdance highlights from the past 19 years performances.  On Sunday 21st July you will be able to experience a Guinness Book of Records attempt to create the longest Riverdance line along the Liffey and that same day enjoy a special Gathering performance of Riverdance with guests Jean Butler and Moya Doherty.

The Gathering Morpeth Roll Exhibition TourThe popular Chief Secretary of Ireland, Lord Morpeth, returned to England in September 1841 and the Irish people found a very unique way of saying goodbye to him.  300,000 people signed the biggest 'Bon Voyage' card ever! The Morpeth Roll is the world's largest paper collection of signatures, 652 pages, and it is going on a tour around Ireland for the first time this year.  Starting on St Patricks Day it will travel to different destinations around Ireland.  For more information click here.

The Gathering Cruise

After sailing from the UK in majestic formation, the Gathering Curise officially starts in Dublin, making a its way south.  Be on hand to welcome them in ports along the way!  For more information click here.

Sporting Gatherings

In 2013 Ireland is hosting some wonderful sporting events.  May 17th-18th sees the European Cup Rugby finals taking place in Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 with the Amlin Challenge Cup in the RDS on the 17th and Heineken Cup Final in the AVIVA Stadium on the 18th. 

Ireland's top hurlers will take to the Cooley Mountains (60min drive from Ballsbridge) on August 3rd for the All Ireland Poc Fada.

The European Athletics Team Championships take place in Santry Stadium with 650 top athletes particpiating.

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