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“Pure sporting indulgence”

Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum
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$53.20*
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Dublin Pass with Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and Entry to Over 30 Attractions
Ranked #6 of 503 things to do in Dublin
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Owner description: New for 2014 Croke Park is now on the City Sightseeing Hop On Hop Off (red buses) bus tour, so getting here could not be easier! Walk in the footsteps of legends. A stadium tour of Croke Park will take you through Irelands history as experienced by the countrys largest sporting organisation. Croke Park stadium Europes 4th largest, is one of the most historic and modern sporting arenas in the world. Entry to the GAA Museum is included in your ticket. Refurbished in early 2013 the museum not only provides access to all the artefacts of the games, but you can try out your skills in the Interactive area too! Open daily from 9.30Am to 5pm including weekends. Check our website for tour times.
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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“Pure sporting indulgence”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2012

A visit to Europe's 4th largest stadium is a must for any sports enthusiast on a visit to Dublin. The stadium tour and particularly the GAA's magnificent museum should be first on your visit -you won't regret it.

Visited November 2012
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“Gaelic games...the tradition is alive in Ireland.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2012

What a fortunate happenstance to find such a wonderful tour! We walked the mile from O'Connell Street and enjoyed walking through the neighborhoods to the stadium...plunked right in the midst of homes. It seemed right - devoted fans should have access to the 82,500 seat stadium!
The tour was 90 minutes long and our tour guide was a wealth of information -NOTE: they also have Senior Discounted tickets!
The tour times are frequent, but the museum at Croke provided alot of footage of Hurling and Irish football (no - it's not soccer) which was exciting to see for Americans like ourselves. Quite a history tour as well - on the culture that Ireland's people find important to keep alive, the pride of the counties having teams and the best competing against each other - all for no wages! The discussion of the huge field and its upkeep would keep any science oriented person enthralled - or those of us who are stunned by the complexities of the dedication in keeping the fields green and thriving! Go - see where the best in Gaelic games in Ireland compete. You'll leave with a smile on your face and a little bit envious that there is no bad seat in the house or dedicated section for fans of a team - they all cheer proudly and respect one another!

Visited November 2012
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Dublin, Ireland
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“Brilliant Tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2012

I recently did a tour of Croke Park. It was very interesting & informative. The GAA in this country has such a long history. I was impressed at the start of the interval we see a film of the history of the sports and they showed Clare winning the All Ireland in hurling in 1997 in the feature. They also have a stand on Michael Cusack founder off the GAA who was from Clare. They also give us a film on the history of sport in Ireland which is also good. Because the museum is big make sure you give yourself time to do the tour. Also the tour of Croke Park stadium is very well done.

Visited September 2012
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“Magnificent Stadium”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2012

I visited the Stadium on 30th November 2012, as there was a reduced entrance rate of €5 for Tour and the Museum. The museum is very informative, gives a great history of the GAA, and has many interactive screens. There is an area on 2nd floor where you can try out your football and hurling skills.
The tour is very impressive starting with a video called "A Sunday in September (20 mins)" which gives you a brief background to the preparation of Croke Park for the All-Ireland Hurling and Football Finals which take place annually in September. You get to visit the dressing rooms and players tunnel from the dressing room out onto the pitch. You will also visit the players lounge, the corporate boxes, pitch side and the match day VIP seating area.
What is most impressive about the tour is you get to appreciate the sheer size of the stadium which has a capacity of 83000 on match days. It is the 3rd largest stadium in Europe after the Nou Camp and Wembley. [Remember the GAA is an amateur association and players do not get paid to play]. The pitch is a combination of grass and synthetic fibres and is approximately 3 times the size of a soccer pitch. It has the largest pitch side video screen of any sports arena in the world.
Finally there is also a Skyline rooftop tour of the stadium [available at extra cost] which I did not take. You will need a head for heights for this tour. Overall in my opinion Croke Park is well worth a visit.

Visited November 2012
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Bath, United Kingdom
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“All Sports Fans”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2012

Take this tour of a very impressive Stadium & learn the story of GAA sport as you go around & in the museum afterwards.
Tour starts with an interesting & atmospheric film of Big Match day & its organisation.
Visit pitchside,(I could not see a weed in the pitch - (3 times the size of a Rugby Pitch)).
Full tour of the whole Stadium,Dressing Rooms ,VIP areas etc.
Our guide was a cracking & witty & knowledgable man. Many thanks.
I last visited Croke Park for an All Ireland Final 45 Years ago. I hardly recognised it.I bet you can't pay at the gate anymore.

Visited February 2012
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