St. Joseph's Ave, Drumcondra, Dublin 3 (+353) (0)1 819 2300 more than a year ago
The venue is steeped in history and holds a pivotal place in Irish nationalism. It is the country’s largest stadium, with a capacity of 82,300. The first Special Olympics to be held outside the USA were staged at 'Croker', as locals call it. Muhammad Ali fought here, and U2, Robbie Williams and Take That have performed in front of thousands.
Croke has conference facilities, a GAA Museum showcasing the history of the sport and regular daily stadium tours (except match days). The stadium is a 20min north-east walk from O'Connell Street.
Daily Tours bring you behind-the-scenes at this vast sporting facility. Check ahead for times and availability. Forty audiovisual shows bring players and past memories to life, from goalkeepers to the women's game, provincial stadia to the stadium's darkest hour when, in 1920, the British Army's Black and Tans murdered 13 spectators and player Michael Hogan in an indiscriminate attack.
The Museum Café is open Mon-Sat 10:00-15:00 and on match days.
The newly-launched Etihad Skyline Tour at Croke Park offers unique access to the stadium's rooftop walkway. Starting in the dressing rooms, a tour guide will bring you all the way to the roof of the GAA world, to a walkway with five viewing platforms offering spectacular views not only of the grounds themselves but the entire city as far as the Dublin Mountains. Brave souls can also walk out onto a walkway suspended above the pitch
For anyone who enjoys sports of any kind, Croke Park is a MUST see. The fast fieldsport in the world, one of the biggest stadiums in Europe and in September on Final days - the biggest sporting events in the world and all played by amateurs - LOVE IT