If there’s one thing the Irish love, it’s sport. From football and rugby to Gaelic football and hurling, the country supports its local and national teams with a passion. If you’re planning a visit to Ireland, staying in a hotel close to Croke Park, the country’s largest stadium, will help to give you a deeper understanding of the Irish love of sport. What’s more, you’ll be perfectly placed to enjoy an exciting game or two during your stay.
Croke Park, Dublin
Located to the north of the city centre, Croke Park holds a special place in Irish sporting history. Having played host to the Republic of Ireland national football team as well as the country’s rugby union team and the All-Ireland Finals in football and hurling, Croke Park holds a legendary place in Ireland’s sporting landscape.
The largest stadium in the country and the third largest in Europe, Croke Park holds a huge 82,300 spectators. If you’re staying in a hotel close to the ground, there’s a good chance you’ll hear the excitement of the crowd come match day.
Visitors who want to learn more about the stadium’s unique history can explore the onsite museum or take a guided tour. Croke Park also boasts an incredible viewing platform 150 feet above the ground. From there, visitors can see far and wide over Dublin and get a real sense of the ground’s place in city life.
As well as sporting events, Croke Park is also a popular concert venue, attracting bands and performers from all over the world.
Hotels Near Croke Park
Easy to access from Dublin City Centre and close to several of the city’s most popular attractions, the hotels in the area around Croke Park are ideal for holidaymakers looking to experience an authentic slice of Dublin life.
Thanks to the proximity of both the city centre and the international airport, there is a fantastic choice of hotels available around Croke Park, from small but welcoming guesthouses to large modern hotels.
Attractions Near Croke Park Hotels
Apart from the ground itself, guests staying in hotels close to Croke Park have easy access to a great choice of Dublin’s sights and attractions. The historic Clontarf Castle, the Garden of Remembrance, the James Joyce Cultural Centre and Dublin Writers Museum are all just a short drive from Croke Park, making it easy for visitors to explore the city’s fascinating sites.
The area is also easy to access by public transport from Dublin city centre, with regular bus links to the stadium and Connolly Train Station just a 15-minute walk from the ground.
Enjoy Croke Park
Close to the city centre, the airport and several of Dublin’s best known attractions, Croke Park is a fantastic area for visitors to the city to explore.
Offering a wide choice of hotels, guesthouses and B&Bs, the area is ideal whether you want to experience an authentic Gaelic football match, see your favourite band in a spectacular outdoor venue or simply see the best of what Dublin has to offer.