Venue: Croke Park, Dublin
Our central location in Dublin 3, is within easy reach of the city centre, Dublin Airport and Dublin port.
Excellent public transport links for local and national bus and rail services, along with 600 on-site parking spaces ensure there is an option to suit you. Our proximity to the M50 motorway, provides access to Ireland’s motorway network – connecting all major urban centres nationwide.
Accommodation – The Croke Park Hotel
The 4* Croke Park Hotel is ideally located opposite the Hogan Stand on Jones’s Road.
Close to both Dublin city centre and the airport, this 4-star property is one of the most popular hotels in Dublin – with spacious contemporary interiors, luxurious bedrooms, complimentary gym and a lively bistro and bar. The hotel offers the perfect base for leisure breaks, business trips and in particular if you are in Dublin for a match or event at Croke Park.
Contact us before you make your booking in order to get a discounted B&B rate for the hotel.
Next door to the venue, you will find the Jameson Distillery – Ireland’s most famous whiskey distiller. Across the River Liffey is the Guinness Storehouse. Within a stone’s throw, you have world class hotels, the famous Temple Bar area for nightlife, and many other local attractions, which you can read more about below.
Top 10 Attractions in Dublin
Dublin is the tech capital of Europe and a cultural hub. If you’re travelling from abroad, why not extend your stay for the whole weekend? Our venue is located next door to the Jameson Distellery and right across the river from the Guinness Storehouse factory.
Source: VisitDublin.com http://www.visitdublin.com/top-10-dublin-attractions
1. Guinness Storehouse
Not sure what to do in Dublin or where to start? What better place to begin your Dublin adventure than the city’s number one attraction, the Guiness Storehouse. Located in the heart of the St James’s Gate Brewery and home to the black stuff since 1759, this massive seven-storey building, a former Guinness® fermentation plant, has been remodelled into the shape of a giant pint of Guinness®. A visit will teach you everything you ever wanted to know about this world famous beer. The highlight for many visitors is the Gravity Bar® where they receive a complimentary pint of Guinness® and a chance to relax and enjoy the breathtaking 360-degree views across Dublin City.
2. Dublin Zoo
See many rare and exotic animals living and roaming in a wide variety of natural habitats at Dublin Zoo. Wander through the African Savannah and gaze at the giraffes, zebras, scimitar oryx and ostrich, then head to the Kaziranga Forest to see the magnificent herd of Asian elephants that call this beautiful place home. Dublin Zoo, located in the Phoenix Park in the heart of Dublin City, allows you to discover amazing animals that include tigers, hippos, bats, rare monkeys, gorillas, chimpanzees, red pandas and reptiles, to name but a few!
3. National Aquatic Centre
AquaZone, at the National Aquatic Centre, is one of the most innovative water parks in Europe. A whole host of exciting features ensures that there is lots of family fun, thrills and something for everyone. If you crave extreme thrills, raging water adventures, flying through the air, or just an enjoyable family day out in Dublin, AquaZone at the National Aquatic Centre has Europe’s biggest and best water rides and attractions waiting for you!
4. Book of Kells
The Book of Kells was written around the year 800 AD and is one of the most beautifully illuminated manuscripts in the world. Its 680 pages of vellum contain the Latin texts of the Four Gospels. It was written around 800 AD by Irish monks and later buried in the ground for fear of the Vikings. After being eventually rediscovered, it was deposited for safe keeping in Trinity College Dublin in 1653.
5. The National Gallery of Ireland
Today the National Gallery of Ireland’s collection includes over 2,500 paintings and some 10,000 other works in different media including watercolours, drawings, prints and sculpture. Every major European School of painting is extensively represented. It also houses a renowned collection of Irish paintings. The gallery’s highlights include works by Vermeer, Caravaggio, Picasso, Van Gogh and Monet.
6. National Botanic Gardens
The National Botanic Gardens, 19.5 hectares on the south bank of the Tolka River, contain many attractive features like an arboretum, sensory garden, rock garden and burren area, large pond, extensive herbaceous borders, and an annual display of decorative plants including a rare example of Victorian carpet bedding.
7. St. Patrick’s Cathedral
Built between 1220 and 1260, St Patrick’s Cathedral is one of the few buildings left from the medieval city of Dublin. Today, St Patrick’s is the National Cathedral for the Church of Ireland and still the largest cathedral in Ireland. Visitors can learn about the building’s fascinating history, including its most famous Dean (head) Jonathan Swift, who is one of around 700 burials on site.
8. The Irish Museum of Modern Art
The Irish Museum of Modern Art, located in historical Kilmainham, hosts a world-class collection of modern and contemporary art. Built in the former Royal Hospital, it’s a breathtaking location for art—modelled on Les Invalides in Paris, it’s arranged around a courtyard with long interior corridors running along a series of interlocking rooms. The museum offers a series of exhibitions and holds an artist-in-residence programme, with artists’ studios located in the restored stable buildings.
9. National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology
Walk into the National Museum of Ireland on Kildare Street and be magically transported back in time. Take time at The Treasury and see examples of Celtic and Medieval art, such as the famous Ardagh Chalice, the Tara Brooch and the Derrynaflan Hoard. Gaze in wonder at the finest collection of prehistoric gold artefacts in Europe, which is to be found in Or—Ireland’s Gold. Ramble through prehistoric Ireland and experience life at the same time of the Vikings in Viking Age Ireland.
10. Farmleigh House
Built in the late 18th century, Farmleigh House was purchased by Edward Cecil Guinness, a great-grandson of Arthur Guinness, in 1873. The house contains many beautiful features including the Main House area (a fine example of Georgian-Victorian architecture), the Sunken Garden, the Walled Garden, the famous Clock Tower and the Lake and The Benjamin Iveagh Library. The library holds some of the finest examples of Irish bookbinding from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. The collection was donated to Marsh’s Library by the Guinness family.
The best of the rest…
The Science Gallery
Number Twenty-Nine – Georgian House Museum
Chester Beatty Library
National Museum of Ireland – Natural History
The National Library of Ireland
Old Jameson Distillery
National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts & History
Christ Church Cathedral
The Little Museum of Dublin