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Old August 16th, 2011, 10:07 PM   #1
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Single biggest gathering of Irish people in Ireland

Post pictures here of the biggest gathering of irish people..

these include..

Popes visit..homecomings..concerts..public rally's..protests..whatever
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Old August 17th, 2011, 03:41 AM   #2
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Oxegen 2011

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Old August 17th, 2011, 11:51 PM   #3
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im sure theres been a lot bigger than 80,000..

Croker..90,000ish for concerts

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pope visit to phoenix park was 1.25 million, again in Limerick around 3-400,000 people, there was a robbie williams concert in phoenix park a few years ago that apparently had over 135,000 people at it!

ireland home coming in 2002 after the soccer world cup, over 100,000 in phoenix park



cant find that many pics tho!
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Old August 18th, 2011, 12:49 AM   #4
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A recent one, Obama's rally in College Green:



Possibly as many as 100,000 people in attendance (I was one of them ).
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Old August 18th, 2011, 12:52 AM   #5
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The pope was 1 million approx people in the Pheonix Park.
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Old August 18th, 2011, 12:57 AM   #6
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The pope was 1 million approx people in the Pheonix Park.
Definitely the biggest gathering, by a long shot I'd imagine.
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Old August 18th, 2011, 01:00 AM   #7
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Maybe the second biggest?

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July 2nd, 1990

Ireland’s success in getting to the quarter-finals of the World Cup in 1990 – to be beaten 1-0 by the Italian hosts – led to an extraordinary outpouring of pride, according to this lead story which introduced five pages of news coverage and a further four of sports coverage. – JOE JOYCE

AT LEAST half a million people are estimated to have taken to the streets of Dublin to welcome the returning World Cup team last night.

The Garda, normally reliable at estimating crowd numbers, declined on this occasion, saying that numbers were so enormous they were impossible to calculate.

Most observers agreed, however that the team was greeted by the biggest and most joyous public reception the city has ever seen. Perhaps half of the city’s population, joined by tens of thousands from other parts of the country, took to the streets to greet their football heroes.


The city ground to a halt, with traffic jams miles long on roads near the route from the airport to the civic ceremonies which awaited them at the Bank of Ireland in College Green.

The motorcade, with the team on an open-topped bus, took more than three hours to travel the seven miles from Dublin airport to College Green, after a huge welcome at the airport, led by the Taoiseach, Mr Haughey.

“I want to thank you all for being wonderful, wonderful supporters and also a credit to Ireland,” Mr Jack Charlton, the team manager, told the thousands who filled College Green, where the official reception was given by the Lord Mayor, Alderman Sean Haughey.

Charlton urged people to “please go away quietly” at the end of the formal ceremonies. During the long wait for the team, with some people standing for up to six hours in the city centre, there was a steady stream of casualties, mostly women, suffering from the effects of hypothermia and exhaustion.

At Dublin airport, and again at every vantage point from Whitehall church to the Bank of Ireland, where the civic reception was held, countless thousands gathered at every vantage-point to see their heroes. Despite the long wait the crowds remained remarkably good-humoured.

Music by Paddy Cole and the Gerry O’Connor Allstars at Clery’s in O’Connell Street and platform at College Green helped sustain spirits and keep masses of younger supporters entertained.

The Aer Lingus 737, the “St. Jack”, specially dedicated for the day, landed shortly after six o’clock. Wives, girlfriends and family members were joined by Mr Haughey and several government ministers in welcoming the team. Jack Charlton, hands in pockets, attempted to look relaxed, but was clearly moved by the emotional power of the crowd.

“It’s absolutely staggering for me to see this welcome,” he told the crowd. “The Irish players have been a credit to Ireland and I feel very proud of the job they’ve done,” he added. “I hope we’ll do better in the future, when maybe instead of coming back with nothing, again, we’ll bring something home to you.”

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Old August 18th, 2011, 01:19 AM   #8
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just made me think there actually..isent there supposed to be 600,000 or so in the centrre of Dublin for paddys day?

http://www.rte.ie/news/2010/0317/stpatricksday.html
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just made me think there actually..isent there supposed to be 600,000 or so in the centrre of Dublin for paddys day?

http://www.rte.ie/news/2010/0317/stpatricksday.html
Dunno how I forgot about that! Yeah, some parades have seen crowds of over 600,000 in recent years.

2009 saw 675,000 people.
2008 saw a 'record' 670,000 people.
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Not saying Oxegen is the biggest gathering in the country, its about 80k a day for 3 days. It's the biggest music festival in Ireland and the organisation required is massive! Bigger than a concert at Slane, Croker or Phoenix Park
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40k at Ward Park Bangor for Tennants Vital
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Not saying Oxegen is the biggest gathering in the country, its about 80k a day for 3 days. It's the biggest music festival in Ireland and the organisation required is massive! Bigger than a concert at Slane, Croker or Phoenix Park
Oxegen is not the biggest music festival in Ireland. Last year, Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann had attendences of 80,000 in one day on the Saturday and Sunday, close to 200,000 over the week and this year was even bigger. Plus it is a lot better craic than Oxegen.
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