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Port set for million euro stopover

Dublin City plays host to almost 10,000 visitors today, courtesy of four cruise ships - The Magellan, Horizon, Celebrity Silhouette (above) and Royal Princess, which are docking in Dublin Port.

This marks one of the busiest days in Dublin Port this year. So far, in 2015 over 50 ships have docked in the port, carrying over 60,000 passengers.

Dublin Port Company expects this to be a record year in terms of the number of visitors arriving into the Port due to the strong growth in passenger numbers from ferry and cruise ships.

Richard Guiney, CEO DublinTown said: "The numbers of visitors arriving into Dublin on cruise ships is hugely significant for tourism and trade in Dublin City.

"Research from Failte Ireland suggests on average visitors from the cruise ships spend a minimum of €100 during their stop-over in Dublin," he said.

It is estimated that business generated by today's visitors will amount to at least €1million.