The Emerald Isle Classic will feature University of Notre Dame's Fighting Irish versus Navy in an American Football match played out at Dublin's Aviva Stadium. The event is expected to draw tens of thousands of tourists to Ireland, and create a major boost for tourism.
American fans in Galway - Fans have already begun to flock to Ireland, and not to just to Dublin. These American football fans were in good spirits in Galway's Eyre Square prior to the game.
The O2 Arena in Dublin - The popular site will play host to a massive Notre Dame 'tailgate' party the night before the big game
Brian Kelly - the head of Fighting Irish football, this Irish American will be getting in touch with his roots in Dublin at the Emerald Isle Classic
St. Stephen's Green Bandstand - Navy will host their pep rally the evening prior to the game with help from cheerleaders and a marching band
The Upper Courtyard at Dublin Castle - where an open-air mass will be offered for ND fans the morning of the game
The Aviva Stadium in Dublin - the location of the showdown between The Fighting Irish and the Navy football teams on Saturday, September 1st
Dublin's Temple Bar - this pedestrian and social area in Dublin City will play host to post-game celebrations and will certainly be abuzz the days before and after the game with American tourists
Croagh Patrick in Co Mayo - Visitors from Notre Dame will have the chance to visit the birthplace of Father Patrick Peyton, the founder of the religious order that founded the University of Notre Dame
One of the main sponsors for The Emerald Isle Classic, The Gathering 2013 will be welcoming home the Irish diaspora as part of an early kickoff to their tourism initiative for next year.
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