Dublin City Sports


Dublin boasts a vibrant sports culture and hosts many iconic sports venues. Catching a GAA, soccer, or rugby match in the city offers an exhilarating way to spend your afternoon. If you are lucky enough to get your hands on tickets, you will enjoy an electric atmosphere surrounded by sports fans.

Croke Park

Croke Park is the largest stadium in Ireland and is a huge part of Ireland’s rich history. The stadium is found just 3.5km from the Jackson Court Hotel and is easy to get to via the Luas Green Line. The stadium is the headquarters of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA), Ireland’s national sport. The historic venue holds over 80,000 people for various events, such as Gaelic football, hurling matches, and concerts.

The GAA Museum tells the story of the games that have been played since their creation to the present day. The museum also explores how the GAA has contributed to the Irish social, cultural and sporting heritage. There is also an interactive game zone where you can test your hurling and Gaelic football skills.

Another incredible attraction at Croke Park is Kellogg’s Skyline tour. The exciting tour is a 17-story rooftop walkway with stunning panoramic views of Dublin. The tour includes a history of the city’s prominent landmarks told by a charming tour guide.

The Aviva Stadium

The Aviva Stadium, formally known as Lansdowne Road Stadium, was opened in 1876. The stadium holds over 51,700 people and often hosts international rugby games, American Football games and concerts.

The reconstructed stadium was opened in 2010 and is known for its modern and innovative design featuring a curving roof structure which stands out against the Dublin skyline.

The stadium is located near Ballsbridge, about a 30-minute commute from Jackson Court Hotel using public transport or a 40-minute walk.

The RDS Arena

The RDS Arena is situated in the Ballsbridge area of Dublin, just a short distance from the Jackson Court Hotel. The RDS Arena is a versatile venue that can host various events, including concerts, exhibitions, and, most notably, rugby games.

The RDS Arena has been the home ground for the Leinster Rugby teams since 2007. Leinster play their home matches against rival teams in the United Rugby Championship and the Heineken Cup at the RDS Arena. The Arena has a capacity for 18,500 people, so games that have a larger expected attendance are played in the nearby Aviva Stadium.

Sport Bars & Pubs

Dublin city centre has tons of great pubs and sports bars to enjoy a game. Our favourite is The Bleeding Horse, located less than a 5-minute walk from Jackson Court Hotel on Camden Street.

The Bleeding Horse is a well known Dublin City centre pub, with a history that goes back centuries, first opening its doors back in 1649. 

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