432,000 passengers are set to travel through Dublin Airport this bank holiday weekend.

With St Patrick's Day falling on a Friday, the airport's operator daa is expecting many Irish people to take advantage of the three-day weekend and travel abroad.

220,000 passengers are set to depart Dublin Airport between this Thursday and next Monday, while 212,000 are set to fly into the airport.

The daa said a number of Irish dancing groups will entertain passengers at arrivals, while a team from Fáilte Ireland will also be on hand to welcome visitors.

The airport's operator is advising passengers travelling on short-haul flights to arrive at the airport two hours before their flight and three hours before a long-haul flight.

Passengers checking in a bag with their airline should allow up to an additional one hour, it added.

The daa is also reminding passengers that liquids over 100mls cannot be brought through the security screening area.

"Liquids under 100mls are permitted and should be placed in a single transparent, re-sealable bag measuring not more than 20cm x 20cm," it said in a statement.

"Exemptions are in place for medicines and for baby food," it added.

The daa is also advising passengers to check which terminal their flight is departing from before arriving in the airport.