Following approval from the International Olympic Committee, the Olympic Flame will arrive in Dublin on the morning of 6 June 2012. It will then be carried by Torchbearers through the city, culminating in a mid-morning celebration event.
LOCOG Chair Seb Coe said: 'We are delighted to be taking the Olympic Flame to Dublin on the morning of 6 June. This is a historic opportunity to showcase the wealth of sporting talent from across the Republic of Ireland ahead of the competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
would like to thank the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure in
Northern Ireland, Her Majesty’s Government, the Government of the
Republic of Ireland, the Olympic Council of Ireland and Dublin City
Council for developing the proposal with us.'
The Flame will journey around Northern Ireland between Sunday 3 June and Thursday 7 June 2012. Given the proximity of the Flame to the Republic of Ireland, the symbolic visit has been arranged to shine a light on the rich heritage and sporting ambitions of Ireland, north and south.
Further details of the crossing point, the route around Dublin and the event programme will be confirmed next year.
Pat Hickey, President of the Olympic Council of Ireland, said: 'I am delighted that the Olympic Flame will visit Dublin next year for what will be a historic moment. This is a fantastic opportunity for us to celebrate the rich sporting heritage of Ireland and an opportunity for the local community to be part of the excitement in the build up to the Games.'