U2 @ Croke Park – useful info

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Getting there

If you’ve never been to Croke Park, it’s in Drumcondra which is north Dublin city centre almost halfway between the city centre and the airport. It’s serviced well by buses & trains & only a short hop from town.

The following buses pass through Drumcondra. Jump out at the stop as close to the railway bridge corssing the road as possible. Bus routes from the city centre to Drumcondra Rd: 3, 11/a/b/c, 13/a, 16/a, 33/b, 41/a/b/c, 40/a/b/c/d. Others that get you nearby are on this map.

Drumcondra train station is on the Maynooth/Longford/Sligo line. Check www.irishrail.ie for timetables.

It’s only 15mins from O’Connell St, here’s the route I’d suggest – http://short.ie/walktocroker


Gates open at 6pm, first band is due on at 6.30 with U2 due on around 9pm. I’d hazard a guess it’ll be all done and dusted by 11/11.30 at the latest. If you want a decent standing spot, get there early. If you’re seated well then allow yourself about 30mins from arriving in Drumcondra to getting into your seat in the stadium.

What to wear/bring with you
It will more than likely rain at some point so bring layers & waterproofs, even if you’re seated – Croker is quite open & quite windy! Leave the umbrellas at home as they won’t be allowed in. I’d imagine bag searches will happen so try keep luggage to a minimum.

Have an awesome time. See you round there on the Friday :)

4 thoughts on “U2 @ Croke Park – useful info”

  1. Just a thought, why is all that structure needed for a concert, seems all a distraction, but then perhaps for such a large venue, things as such are needed to make all, or ones far away, feel more a part of things.
    Still, wish I were there for the concerts.

  2. Seamus, its just the show that they roll with. People who see U2 want to see the big stages and the cool effects. It wouldn’t be a U2 concert if they wheeled bono out on a 40×40 stage with a acoustic guitar.
    Also it reflects in the price of the ticket ;)

  3. That’s exactly it Ben, so much of the U2 gigs (since Zoo TV at the very least) is about the show, the spectacle, the atmosphere etc. I was at Croke Park for the last tour & I thought THAT stage was epic & beautiful & was used to great effect to enhance the gig. This looks frickin’ A!

  4. Thanks for the comments, almost midnight for you there in Ireland, hope it met all expectations, sure it did, wishing I were there 100%.

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