Aggreko helps St Patrick’s Festival rock to success

St Patrick's Festival

Aggreko helps St Patrick’s Festival rock to success

Aggreko, the world leaders in the rental of power, temperature control systems, provided the power to ensure this year’s St Patrick’s Festival in Dublin was a roaring success. The festival, which was held around St Patrick’s Day in March, was jam packed with music shows, funfairs and theatre performances, requiring more than 2MW of temporary power. As Foundation Partners, Aggreko provided the equipment free-of-charge to support the event. The climax was the St Patrick's Festival National Lottery Skyfest featuring a fireworks and projection show at the Rock of Cashel, one of Ireland's most spectacular archaeological sites.

Aggreko provided 26 generators located around Dublin, along with distribution panels and cabling including those sited at Dublin castle to power the broadcast facilities, PA system, equipment in the marquees, the flood lights around the castle and temporary car parks.

To help ensure that the festival ran smoothly, Aggreko worked with the events committee in the six month run up to the event, as Mark Reilly, a sales engineer from Aggreko explains: “We were called in to help in the planning process to offer guidance on the temporary power equipment that would be needed. We specified generators ranging from 60kVA to 300kVA to ensure there was adequate power to cover all the individual events.

“One of the major considerations when placing the equipment was choosing the best locations for it. We had to consider that the generators were being sited in public spaces but needed to be within a reasonable distance to their point of use. So, we coordinated with the organisers to ensure that fencing and barriers were constructed and where possible, we located some of the equipment behind stands, all to ensure they were away from public access for safety reasons.”


With the St Patrick’s Festival being a very public affair, Aggreko had only a short time frame to install, commission and de-commission some of the equipment. “At the castle and some locations in Dublin centre, we had to set up at 6am and have the equipment out by 8pm,” adds Mark Reilly.

Susan Kirby from St Patrick’s Festival Committee, comments: “St Patrick’s Day is a massive fanfair in Ireland with more than one million visitors attending events. With an affair of this scale, it was vital that we worked with reliable suppliers to ensure the event ran on schedule. We have enjoyed a strong working relationship with Aggreko for many years and the company’s status as the largest provider of generators in Ireland meant they could handle our requirements. Working with Aggreko gave us peace of mind that all the necessary power would be in position, on time and in addition their engineers were on location at all times to oversee the equipment in operation.”

Aggreko’s generators are manufactured in-house. They are of the highest quality, stringently tested and regularly maintained to keep them in the best condition. The extensive range of temporary power and temperature control equipment Aggreko offers means a solution can be found for any event, however big or small, while working around issues such as safety and aesthetics.

As market leaders, the company has a dedicated National Rental Centre in Portlaoise supported by a team of sales and service engineers that provide technical expertise and solutions know how to customers across Ireland.

For further information about Aggreko, please call +353 (0) 57 86 63233, email or visit


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Notes to editors:


Aggreko plc is the world leader in the rental of power, temperature control and oil-free compressed air systems. The company helps customers in many different industries to improve and safeguard their operations by solving problems, creating opportunities and reducing risk. Aggreko provides 24/7 availability and service support with approximately 3000 employees operating from over 120 locations in 31 countries. In 2007 we served customers in 100 countries, and had revenues of approximately £700m (€1b). Aggreko plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange (AGK.L) and headquartered in Scotland. For more information, please access the company website at


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4 Station Court, Girton Road, Cannock, Staffordshire WS11 0EJ

Tel: 01543 501380

Fax: 01543 501381


Simon Lyons, Global Head of Marketing & Communication, Aggreko Plc


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