St. Patrick's Day Great Success For Pubs In Ireland

Approximately 100,000 tourists visited the capital alone for the weekend.

This year's St. Patrick's weekend has proven to have been a great success for pubs around the country. 

It's expected around 100,000 tourists visited Dublin alone this past weekend, with half a million people turning out in the city for the occasion. 

Off-licenses had been advised not to sell alcohol until 4pm on the day of the festival, but there was no such suggestion for bars. 

John Clendennen, President of the Vintner's Federation of Ireland and Owner of Giltrap's in Kinnitty, says publicans reported good business across the day on Sunday:

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