Croke Park Stadium

Croke Park is the headquarters of the Gaelic Athletic Association, custodians of Ireland’s national sports, Gaelic Football and Hurling. It is the third largest stadium in Europe by capacity, behind only the Nou Camp and Wembley.

As well as hosting major Irish sporting events, it also regularly welcomes international music acts with the likes of Garth Brooks, Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran wowing crowds in recent times. AC/DC and Coldplay are the biggest act playing in summer 2024, taking to stage on August 17; and August 29 and 30 respectively. 

The stadium, which first hosted the All-Ireland football and hurling finals in 1896 now houses a museum and – not for the faint of heart – the Skyline roof tour, which takes you on foot around the top of the structure. 

If you’re lucky enough to visit during summer it’s well worth checking out an All-Ireland Championship match. These are typically available through Ticketmaster. 


Events on this summer include:

All-Ireland Football Series: Quarter Finals (29-30 June); Semi-Finals (13/14 July); Final (28 July)

All-Ireland Hurling Series: Quarter-Finals (22 June); Semi-Finals (6/7 July) July; Final (21 July)



Aviva Stadium

Aviva Stadium is home to Ireland’s national soccer and rugby teams. It also hosts club rugby and soccer games and from time to time, concerts and visiting sports like American College Football. 

You can find information on purchasing match and event tickets via Ticketmaster.


Events on this summer include:

Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour 28/29/30 June

Aer Lingus College Football Classic - Georgia Tech v Florida State


Royal Dublin Society

The RDS in Dublin's Ballsbridge is home to Leinster Rugby, one of Europe's most successful rugby teams. During the summer it also hosts the Dublin Horse Show, which attracts thousands of equine enthusiasts from neighbouring countries. 

Its hall also hosts various trade shows and exhibitions throughout the year. 


Events on this summer include:

Dublin Horse Show 2023 (14-18 August)


Soccer in Dublin

Ireland is somewhat unique among soccer leagues in Europe as our season runs straight through the summer. Tickets are cheap, usually running around €10-€15. Dublin is well represented in the Premier Division, with St Patrick's Athletic, Shamrock Rovers, Shelbourne, Bohemians and UCD representing the capital. The number 16 bus will take you from camps close to Shelbourne's home ground, Tolka Park, while the number 9 will take you direct to Dalymount Park, where Bohemians play. 


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