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Croke Park, located just north east of the centre of Dublin City is the headquarters of the Gaelic Athletic Association(GAA). Situated in the Dublin 3 area, within 20 minutes walking distance of the north of O'Connell Street in the suburb of Drumcondra, Croke Park is a large stadium dedicated to Irelands GAA matches and heritage.
Build on over 700,000 sq foot of land Croke Park has 3 seated stands (Cusack, Hogan and Davin) and 2 standing areas, Hill 16 and Nally Terrace. With a 82,300 seater capacity Croke Park is the third largest stadium in all of Europe and besides its main function as the headquarters and centre for all GAA sporting events, it has in the past prior to the opening of the Aviva Stadium held a number of international sporting events. When it isn't hosting the live gaelic games of the GAA championship season it has played host to a number of largescale concerts.
Concerts aside the real reason to visit Croke Park is witness its GAA heritage and to take in the sights and sounds of a live GAA match in action. with the highlight being in September with the thrilling action-packed All-Ireland finals of the GAA hurling and football and camogie championships taking place, events to take note of for all sporting fans in particular county supporters.
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For sports lovers and keen dedicated supporters of the GAA games a visit to Dublin during your Ireland Vacation wouldn't be complete without popping into Croke Park for a chance to witness the thrills of a live championship game. For more information on where to find suitable acccomodation for a visit to this premier sporting stadium and occasional largescale concert venue lookup Hotels Near Croke Park.