|Looks like this was taken on Dollymount beach just outside Dublin|
A massive 2,126 Gatherings are now planned to take place this summer. The packed Gathering Summer schedule kicked off with a bumper Bank Holiday weekend of 165 Gatherings. June 1st was the busiest day for the Gathering to date as 79 Gatherings were held across the country but the busiest period for Gatherings is yet to happen with a total of 176 gatherings taking place across the August Bank Holiday weekend 2nd – 5th August.
The counties with the most summer Gatherings organised are
- Dublin with 318
- Cork with 179
- Mayo with 158
- Donegal with 126
- Galway with 119
- Kerry with 111
“Over 1,300 of the 4,000 or so gathering events planned for the year have already been held. Just over 2,000 of the remaining planned events are to held over the summer months, a real testament to the interest and commitment of communities right across the country.
“This Summer there is something for everyone, from music festivals, dog shows and genealogy tours to world record breaking attempts and surfing sessions. Now is the time to pick up the phone and invite some friends from overseas to come to Ireland and sample a few Gatherings this summer.”
Some of the 2,126 Summer Gatherings are entirely new, while others will be familiar to an Irish audience but have this year been given an additional international element.
Throughout 2013, Ireland is opening its arms to hundreds of thousands of friends and family from all over the world, calling them home to gatherings in villages, towns and cities. (source The Gathering)
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Enjoy The Gathering and a visit to Ireland in 2013