Croke Park or often referred to as ‘Croker’ by GAA fans and locals alike, is Ireland’s largest stadium with a capacity of over 80,000.
Named after Thomas Croke in 1884, Croke Park has seen it all from hosting local and international sporting events, music festivals and being the named venue for many international and national meetings. Deeply embedded in the hearts of Irish citizens, Croke Park is most notably known for the annual highly anticipated All-Ireland finals in both hurling and football which would have sell out crowds each year. It has also hosted many international music acts such as Bruce Springsteen, Beyonce and Ed Sheeran but to name a few.
Croke Park also hosts a GAA museum and provide tours of the popular sports stadium which take people through the rich history of the GAA in Ireland. It’s a must see for those interested in learning more about Ireland’s heritage.
Situated in the heart of Drumcondra, Croke Park is easily accessible from Dublin’s City Centre and is serviced by an abundance of bus routes, alternatively it’s a 10 minute drive into the heart of the city.
Clayton Hotels have five 4-star hotels in Dublin City with easy access to Croke Park:
- Clayton Hotel Cardiff Lane is the closest Clayton Hotel to Croke Park and is just 10 minutes by car.
- The gibson hotel is also just 10 minutes drive from Croke Park.
- Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge is a 20 minute drive from the stadium.
- Clayton Hotel Dublin Airport is a 15 – 20 minute drive from Croke Park – roughly 7 kilometres from the stadium.
- Clayton Hotel Leopardstown is a 35 minute drive from Croke Park stadium.