Croke Park-Hurling and Gaelic Football
Ireland's premier sporting ground is Croke Park. Home of the GAA, the Gaelic Athletic Association, the Croker is Ireland's biggest, and many would unequivocally add, best sports stadium. In Ireland, and in Western Europe. The two Gaelic games are Hurling and Gaelic Football. In both, the object is to get the ball through the opponent's goal for 3 points or over the goalposts for 1 point. Hurlers use a specially shaped stick of Ash wood to accomplish the task, Footballer's use their feet and hands. A visit to Croke Park is a must for any sports enthusiast and can easily be accessed by car or bus from the hotel. (Approximately 10 minutes)
Aviva Stadium - Rugby and Soccer
The recently refurbished Aviva Stadium is the home of Ireland's international Rugby Team and our Irish Soccer team. This stadium is more akin to a roller coaster, all swoops and curves. It's gorgeous! And only about a 15-minute walk from Fleet Street Hotel.
Ireland has a world class International Rugby squad and in 2009 and 2014 the team won the coveted Six Nations Championship. Rugby has some of the most vociferous and loyal fans of any game on the planet and vacancies at Fleet Stree Hotel tend to disappear weeks and even months before the more hotly contested international games. Book early is our advice!
RDS - Dublin Horse Show
The Irish love horses. Nowhere is this love affair more openly displayed than at the Dublin Horse Show in early August. This takes place at the Royal Dublin Showgrounds, a 20 minute walk from Fleet Street Hotel. There's jumping, dressage, a hunt chase, equestrian entertainment, showings for every breed of equine known to the Irish and lashings of food and drink.
As an added bonus, there's the Blossom Hill Ladies Day when the women put their best fashion foot forward. There's a prize for Best Dressed and it's all but guaranteed that the winner will adorn the front cover of most every newspaper in Ireland.
As always, we'll book a taxi for you or we'll direct you to a bus which stops at the RDS. Once again, demand is high for rooms. Book early remains our advice