When it comes to hosting sporting events, Dublin wins hands down. The nation loves nothing more than to stand behind its local and national teams and chant, making for an unforgettable atmosphere.
Dublin has something for all sports fans. The 2 main destinations to visit are the iconic Aviva Stadium and Croke Park.
Aviva StadiumAviva Stadium is the home of the Irish Rugby Union. It’s the place where Ireland play their home Six Nations games during the international tournament. The stadium is also home to the Republic of Ireland National Football Team, and hosts fixtures throughout the year.
The venue is Ireland's only UEFA Elite Stadium, having previously hosted the Europa League Final and the inaugural Nations Cup. If you want to learn more about Irish football or rugby, why not take a stadium tour?
Croke ParkThe other major sporting venue in the city is Croke Park. It’s considered the heart of Irish sporting life, and is home to Gaelic games and the headquarters of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA).
This is the perfect place to become immersed in Irish sporting culture. Learn about Gaelic football, hurling, rounders and Gaelic handball. Gaelic games are a huge part of Ireland’s heritage. You can learn more by visiting the onsite GAA Museum commemorating Irish sport, or by taking a stadium tour.
If you're lucky enough to have tickets to a match, game or concert at either stadium, the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Dublin is within easy reach of both the Aviva Stadium and Croke Park. If you just want to check out these impressive venues and delve into the nation’s sporting history, the Dublin Pass includes stadium tours.