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Posted by on Jul 18, 2011 in 1reland, Around Dublin, Audio & Video, Dublin, Featured, History, Outdoor, Podcast, Sports | 2 comments

#120 The Thrill of Gaelic Games at Croke Park + Some Travel Bargains! – AUDIO

Croke Park, DublinEpisode Guide – Podcast #120 The Thrill of Gaelic Games at Croke Park

It’s the season of Sundays in Irish sport, and there’s no better place than Dublin’s Croke Park, the home of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA), to take in a match.

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U2 - Croke Park - Dublin - 27 July 2009

“U2 at Croke Park, Dublin on 27 July 2009. Photo by Boldorak.

Show Notes:

00:00

  • Intro: The Devil’s Bit by Theresa Larkin & Noel McQuaid

00:23

  • GAA, Croke Park, and Julie Manahan.

00:52

01:00

  • Liam in Ireland

01:25

  • Great deals on Waterford, Belleek, Woolens, accommodations, and restaurants.

02:50

  • Sales online and in newspapers. Shelbourne Hotel was having a €99 sale.
  • Inch House in Tipperary. Earlybird special €55 meal dropped to €35.

04:00

  • Croke Park for the Wexford vs. Dublin Gaelic Football match.
  • Croke Park Experience Tour available year-round.

05:20

  • Premier Level (VIP) would be Liam’s choice for a match with food and drink.

06:00

08:38

  • Croke Park is easy to get to… walk or cab. Cab from Croke Park to Bus Station was €10.
Munster v Leinster, Croke Park

Munster v Leinster Football at Croke Park. Photo M+MD.

10:00

 

11:50

  • Games nearly every Sunday between May – September. With finals in September. It can be difficult to get tickets to a final.

13:08

  • What would a typical game day itinerary include? Packages can include Game Guide, GAA Museum, Tour, Meal, Minor Match, Senior Match. www.crokeparktickets.ie

17:00

  • Seated stands – Dineen-Hill 16 Terrace – built out of the rubble from O’Connell Street during the 1916 Rising.

19:00

  • Croke Park Tours and GAA Museum offered all year long. Croke Park rooftop tours are “coming soon.”

20:00

  • What are the prices?

22:30

  • How much time for the tour and the museum?

23:00

  • Julie also recommends a stop by Glasnevin Cemetery. It’s next door to the Botanical Gardens.

24:12

  • How should you travel between Croke Park to Glasnevin Cemetery?

24:30

  • What else goes on at Croke Park.

26:00

26:45

  • How can some see a match if they will not be Dublin? Visit the tourist office because there matches all over the country… they can sell the tickets there.

27:40

  • What is your favorite spot in Croke Park?

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2 Comments

  1. Reigning Champions Tipperary take on Kilkenny in Croke Park on Sunday 4th September in the All-Ireland hurling final. Last year’s final between the two sides is regarded as the greatest final ever. This game should be a cracker too!

    A full house of 82,300 is expected. The All-Ireland hurling final is one of the greatest sporting spectacles in the world, if not the greatest. Nothing can match it for intensity, skill and bravery.

    • Wish I could be there!

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