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Croke Park Stadium
Make the most of your location with a visit to the iconic GAA stadium Croke Park, just over the road from the hotel. The best way to take it all in is a walk on the Ericsson Skyline Tour – you’ll stroll 17 storeys above the pitch and enjoy panoramic views of the city. Afterwards, wander the GAA museum and learn more about the stadium and the GAA.
Jones' Rd, Drumcondra, Dublin 3
Head to the nearby Wallace’s Asti for a classic Italian lunch – the authentic pizza is cooked on a traditional Italian stone oven and the wine list is excellent.
15 Russell St, Ballybough, Dublin 1, D01 VW02
Glasnevin Cemetery Tour
Walk to Glasnevin Cemetery and take a tour with one of the expert guides. You’ll get a fascinating insight into the history of the city by learning about its past inhabitants (with the added bonus of some juicy historical gossip). Afterwards, take a stroll to the Botanic Gardens – there’s a hidden gate that leads from the cemetery right to the gardens themselves.
Finish with a pint in the infamous Gravediggers pub (AKA John Kavanagh’s) – it featured in Ulysses and has been open for almost 200 years.
1 Prospect Square, Glasnevin, Dublin, D09 CF72
Dinner at The Hawthorn
Head back to The Croke Park for dinner in the stunning Hawthorn restaurant. If you’ve built up an appetite, then you’ll enjoy the options from the new menu – try the scallops with bonito and mango or a 10oz Beef Striploin. Afterwards, unwind in the Sideline Bar with a signature cocktail from the extensive menu.
The Croke Park Hotel, Jones's Road, Dublin 3, D03 A095