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Croke Park Stadium, Dublin

Named for Archbishop Thomas Croke, Croke Park ("Páirc an Chrócaigh"in Irish) in Dublin, is the principal stadium and headquarters of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA), Ireland's biggest sporting organisation.

Since 1884 the site has been used primarily by the GAA to host Gaelic games. Music concerts by major international acts have also been held here. It hosted the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2003 Special Olympics. During the refurbishment of Lansdowne Road the stadium also hosted the Irish national rugby union and soccer teams.

Following a redevelopment programme started in the 1990s, Croke Park is the third largest stadium in Europe with a capacity of 82,300.

During the Irish War of Independence on November 21, 1920 Croke Park was the scene of a massacre by the Royal Irish Constabulary. The Police, entered the ground, shooting indiscriminately into the crowd killing or fatally wounding 14 during a Dublin-Tipperary gaelic football match. The dead included 13 spectators and Tipperary's captain, Michael Hogan. Posthumously, the Hogan stand built in 1924 was named in his honour. These shootings, on the day which became known as Bloody Sunday, were a reprisal for the assassination of 14 British Intelligence officers by Michael Collins's men earlier that day.

On May 2, 2009, Croke Park was the venue for a Heineken Cup rugby semi-final, in which Leinster defeated Munster 25–6. The attendance of 82,208 set a new world record attendance for a club/provincial rugby union game.

Opening Times

Tour times:

January to April and September to December
Monday to Saturday 11.00, 13.00 and 15.00
Sunday 13.00, 14.00 and 15.00

April - June
Monday to Friday 11.00, 13.00 and 15.00
Saturday 10.00, 11.00, 12.00, 13.00, 14.00 and 15.00
Sunday 13.00, 14.00 and 15.00

July to August
Monday to Saturday 10.00, 11.00, 12.00, 13.00, 14.00, 15.00 & 16.00
Sunday 13.00, 14.00 , 15.00 & 16.00

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Ticket Prices

Museum Only
Adult: €6.00
Child (under 12): €4.00
Student: €4.50
Senior: €4.50
Family (2 adults + 2 children): €16.00

Note: Children under 5 years - FREE

Museum & Stadium Tour
Adult: €11.00
Child (under 12): €7.50
Student: €8.50
Senior: €8.50
Family (2 adults + 2 children): €30.00

Note: Children under 5 years - FREE

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Disabled Facilities

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More Information

Telephone: 00 353 (0) 1 8192300
Email: info@crokepark.ie

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