The Irish Tourism Awards give recognition to people, companies and organisations that have made significant contributions to developing, marketing, selling and delivering improved visitor experiences in Ireland and to increasing the number of visitors from overseas.

We were thrilled to be nominated in both the ‘Best International Event’ and ‘Best Event Experience’ categories for our 2016 Aer Lingus College Football Classic Event! We WON ‘Best Event Experience’!

The game between Boston College and Georgia Tech drew a crowd of over 40,000 to the Aviva Stadium, Dublin, almost half of whom had travelled from the US, delivering a major boost to sports tourism in Dublin City and Ireland.

Our CEO Padraic O’Kane and Chairman Neil Naughton were on hand to receive the award from the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross and Nandi O’Sullivan from Shannon Airport.