The home of the GAA and Ireland’s Gaelic Games
The site of what is now Croke Park first opened as a sports stadium in 1884 and was known at the time as the City and Suburban Racecourse, or Jones’ Road sports ground. It has been used by the Gaelic Athletics Association (GAA) to host Gaelic sports since 1891 and they have officially owned it since 1913. Since then it has undergone extensive renovations, and is now the third largest stadium in Europe, and the largest not usually used for soccer.
More than just a sports stadium, Croke Park plays a key role in Irish culture and history, which can be explored with a trip to their GAA museum, or by taking part in their stadium tour. You can also experience unparalleled views of the city in their Skyline tour.
Just forty minutes by foot or twenty by car or bus, Croke Park is an essential part of any visit to Dublin, whether you’re a sports lover, history buff, architecture fan, or just looking for a fun way to spend a day.
It has also hosted concerts from some of the world’s biggest stars, including Madonna, Lady Gaga, AC/DC, and Billy Joel.
The Drury Court is conveniently located just 15 minutes by car or 35 minutes on foot from the Aviva, and we often have guests returning in high spirits from a wide array of events hosted in the stadium!