Croke Park is home to the GAA (Gaelic Athletic Association) something that has been deeply embedded in Irish culture since its beginnings in 1884. Since the first ever meeting of the GAA, the "Gaelic Athletic Association for the Preservation and Cultivation of national Pastimes" in 1884 it has grown and prospered in Ireland. Croke Park also hosts concerts, cultural and international events.
During sporting events taking place at Croke Park, the atmosphere is electric. Irish fans are known as some of the best in the world for a reason. The fans have great belief in their team and the pride and celebration is almost tangible during a match. It is said the pitch itself is worth a visit as it is so well maintained to ensure the players can perform to their best ability. Croke Park is a great spot for a fun day out, everyone can go and revel in the atmosphere and really get a taste of Irish culture. So go get some tickets for the famous Dineen Hill 16 to get a real flavour of the excitement.
Only a 10 minute drive from The Spencer or a 22 minute walk, it is the optimal location to stay especially if you are visiting Dublin. You are within a very close vicinity to Dublin’s hottest spots in the city centre. So after your match or gig at Croke Park, you can go and paint the town red on the Quays, the Dublin Docklands or venture over to the southside to the Grafton Street area.
The Spencer Hotel Dublin is one of the closest hotels to Croke Park. You can enjoy all the benefits of a city centre location that's close to every major event in Dublin.
Only 2 minutes from the Port Tunnel linking every major route into Dublin with great value rooms and secure underground car parking, The Spencer Hotel Dublin is the perfect place to base yourself if you are looking for a hotel near Croke Park.
Enjoy a unique experience staying at The Spencer Hotel in Dublin. Our stunning, boutique interiors are different from anything else you will see in the city centre. You can enjoy a pre-match meal at East Restaurant or cocktails at The Spencer Cocktail Bar. Soak up the ambience in our relaxed lobby, sit by the highly marbled, magma fireplace or sit in our Zen Garden for some chill time.