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Be part of Riverdance, The Gathering

16th May 2013 Print

The global phenomenon that is Riverdance returns to Dublin in July as part of Ireland’s The Gathering celebrations, for a weekend of special performances and events.

Irish Ferries has created a complete package for this one-off event, including travel, hotel and Riverdance tickets, from just £215 per person.

The package includes a special performance of Riverdance at the Gaiety Theatre, with guests including ‘first lady’ Jean Butler and co-founder Moya Doherty, as well as seats for Riverdance in the Park: a big-screen homage to 20 years of Riverdance worldwide, accompanied by a live orchestral performance in Merrion Square.

There’s also the opportunity to see Jean Butler and the cast – along with Irish dancers from all over the world – attempt a new Guinness World Record for the Longest Riverdance Line. The current record is held by Nashville in the USA, with a line of 652 Irish dancers: Riverdance The Gathering plans to beat this number, at a special event on the banks of Dublin’s River Liffey.

“This is going to be a memorable weekend,” says Irish Ferries head of passenger sales Dermot Merrigan, “but fans need to book by 5 June to make sure of their Riverdance tickets, which are only available as part of a tour operator package like ours.”

The package is priced per person based on two people travelling and sharing accommodation and includes:

19 July cruise-ferry travel from Holyhead to Dublin (or Pembroke to Rosslare) for a car and 2 people

Hotel accommodation for three nights (19, 20, 21 July) with full Irish breakfast each morning

Premium seats for Riverdance in the Park on 20 July

The option to watch the Guinness World Record attempt at 12 noon on 21 July

Premium seats for a special performance of Riverdance at the Gaiety Theatre on 21 July

22 July cruise-ferry travel from Dublin to Holyhead (or Rosslare to Pembroke) for a car and 2 people

Prices start at £215 per person, based on two adults travelling together and sharing a double/twin hotel room.  That’s for a stay at the three-star Regency Hotel, which has free car parking and an indoor pool.  Children four-11 years sharing a room with two adults pay just £35 each, for the complete package.  Other hotels are available at a supplement. 

All bookings must be made by 5 June.  The weekend may be extended by asking Irish Ferries to book additional hotel nights, and alternative ferry crossing dates. Irish Ferries terms and conditions apply.

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