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No trip to Dublin is complete without visiting a sporting venue in Dublin. The Grafton Hotel is conveniently located a 2 minute walk from the LUAS making all your sporting trips easy.

 

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Croke Park

Croke Park, the home of Ireland’s Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA). It holds 82,300 people, has served as the primary host for Gaelic games, most notably the annual All-Ireland finals in football and hurling.U2, Coldplay, Bruce Springsteen, Tina Turner, Garth Brooks, and One Direction are just a few of the prominent international music groups who have performed there.

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Aviva Stadium

Aviva stadium has a capacity of over 50,000 people and is Ireland's second largest stadium, hosting all of the Irish National Team's football and rugby fixtures. The guided tour includes visits to the home dressing room, players' tunnel, pitch side, press room and much more.

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Leopardstown Racecourse

Leopardstown racecourse holds many horse racing events each year including The Gold Cup, Family Fun Day and Champions Weekend. Only a short bus ride away from The Grafton Hotel.

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Shelbourne Park Greyhound Stadium

There’s simply nothing like the crazy buzz of greyhound racing. It is non-stop entertainment from the first time the bell goes off until the last race has run its course. Great for the family, friends and colleagues.

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RDS Arena

The RDS in Ballsbridge  include the RDS Arena, RDS Simmonscourt and RDS Main Hall. The venue plays host to a vast array of concerts, sporting events, trade shows and conferences and is the home ground of Leinster Rugby.

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Football Walking Tour of Dublin

The tour begins and concludes in the Little Museum and lasts 90 minutes. You'll learn about our wonderful city's history and  you'll also relive some of the most memorable moments in Irish soccer history, from The Ban to Jack Charlton.