Quantifying the economic and cultural impact of live entertainment in Ireland for the first time, this work is a ground-breaking independent piece of research.

It has taken eighteen months to come to fruition and has involved high level contributions from across the live events industry in Ireland. The purpose of the project is designed to gain the public’s recognition and support for Ireland’s live entertainment industry and in particular its artists, musicians, performers and the supporting industry as a whole: to provide the industry with a snap-shot-in-time benchmark document against which the sector can be measured, and which is designed to benefit the overall industry and also to provide an important credible educational tool for Colleges, Universities, Research Bodies etc. to use. 

It includes contributions from (in alphabetical order) : Peter Aiken, Panti Bliss, Michael Bublé, Ian Dempsey, Denis Desmond, Michael Flatley, Larry Gogan, Hozier, Paul McGuinness, Lord Henry Mountcharles, Brendan O’Carroll, Daniel O’Donnell, Danny O’Donoghue, Michael O’Leary, Ryan Tubridy, Louis Walsh, Marty Whelan, Laura Whitmore & Robbie Williams .

"Using a very comprehensive and robust dataset, this study highlights the turnover of these industries, the number of jobs created as well as spill-over effects on the rest of the economy. Live performance is clearly shown to be a valuable business sector." -Professor Andrew Burke, Dean & Chair of Business Studies, Trinity College Dublin

​"An astonishing, fascinating reveal of how much Entertainment Events contribute to Irish Culture, Jobs and the Economy at large. Hugely valuable.” - Broadcaster Pat Kenny

 "Let’s Celebrate is a landmark, ground-breaking independent piece of new research, that comprehensively establishes for the first time ever the enormous cultural and economic contribution that people working within the industry make to our society. Very informative, stimulating, a wonderful document. I enjoyed it immensely.”

​Miriam O’Callaghan, Prime Time RTE

Video Highlights

Let's Celebrate Launch - The Westbury Hotel - 12/02/2017