Over 35,000 American football fans are traveling to Ireland this weekend for a classic match up between Notre Dame and Navy taking place at Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Saturday, September 1, 2012. It's part of the Emerald Isle Classic, sponsored by Tourism Ireland.
Leo Varadkar, Ireland's Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sports, called the event “a massive tourism boost” that would contribute €100 million to the Irish economy.
The event is a preview to The Gathering 2013, a year-round celebration of all things Irish taking place throughout Ireland next year.
You can find year round details about visiting Ireland at DiscoverIreland.com, or checking it out on Facebook.
For information on special tours to Ireland, check out Inroads Ireland or Isle Inn Tours.
To find out about Irish cultural activities in Massachusetts and the New England states, visit IrishMassachusetts.com.