Croke Park


From 600 BC until the Normans arrived in the middle ages, the Tailteann games were held in honour of Tailtiu, daughter of the King of Spain and wife of the King of Ireland (work that one out for yourself).


In the late nineteenth century Michael Cusack and his band of merry men resurrected the games in modern form through the foundation of the GAA. In the early nineteenth century the national stadium for Gaelic football and hurling was founded and rebuilt over the years (with some of the rubble resulting from the 1916 Rising being used in construction (hence the name of the Hill).


Today Croker plays host to the multitudes from all counties and multicoloured bands and rock stars of all sorts and is well established at the heart of Irish culture in Dublin city.