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25,000+ attended Dublin by Night Fest

The inaugural Dublin by Night Festival drew a crowd of more than 25,000 individuals to the city center.

A survey was conducted among 265 adults in attendance at the Dublin by Night Festival during the festivities. Of those surveyed, 90% expressed that they “felt very secure” at the event and expressed a desire to see it return.

Meanwhile, 75% of survey participants mentioned that the event “altered their perspective of the city center.”

The event took place on Drury Street and South William Street the previous Thursday, and on Capel Street the following Friday.

Visitors enjoyed live music, a diverse selection of food, and a wealth of arts and culture. The event’s aim was to establish a secure and family-friendly environment in the city center during nighttime hours.

Both evenings featured a variety of on-street entertainment, such as fire performers, open-air film screenings, circus acts, and a live performance by a brass band.

The event was collaboratively organized by Dublin Town, Dublin City Council, Fáilte Ireland, the Department of Tourism, and An Garda Síochána.

“The Dublin by Night Festival proved to be a fantastic, family-friendly two-night celebration of the city’s vibrant nighttime economy and its Purple Flag recognition,” stated a representative from the organizing committee.

The festival commemorated the 10th anniversary of Dublin city receiving a Purple Flag, an award acknowledging its outstanding, family-friendly, secure, and non-alcohol-dependent nighttime economy.

According to organizers, businesses in the city center reported increased revenue due to the Dublin by Night Festival.