Gathering in numbers
* More than 4,000 groups involved in organising events.
* Online B&B bookings are up 62pc.
* An additional 4000 seats have been allocated on flights from North America this year. Air access has grown 24pc this year from the US.
* 97pc of Good Food Ireland members expecting an increase in turnover.
* About 18pc of those who travelled for this year's St Patrick's Festival were influenced to do so by The Gathering.
* 78 confirmed corporate gatherings, welcoming more than 20,000 delegates, with an estimated value of more than €25m