118 Grafton Street is to be converted to a Dublin Visitor Centre after Irish bus operator Dualway purchased the building and the adjoining property. Dualway operate Dublin City Sightseeing tours and four other Dublin Visitor Centres.
The Grafton Street Dublin Visitor Centre will open on March 15th, it will be the first that is both owned and operated by Dualway.
The company owned and run by the Dublin based McConn family spent € 3.5 million on the two Grafton Street properties. Speaking on the decision to expand the company its chief executive David McConn has said:
“The tourist sector has definitely turned the corner and we’re anticipating good growth this year in visitors to Dublin. We’ve decided that now is a good time to make this major investment.”