Community Gain Initatives

Croke Park’s Community Gain Initiatives are a varied range of events and services for our local community – with something to suit our neighbours of all ages.

There's our especially subsidised Croke Park Community Cúl Camp for local children, which is a community highlight during the summer months and our annual support of the Dublin North Central Garda Youth Awards that recognises exceptional young people aged between 13 and 21 in our community. 

Each year, we have an annual Christmas recycling service and over twenty tonnes of free compost are provided to our keen local gardeners and nearby community gardens in the Spring.

Each December, our annual senior citizens party always provides great enjoyment - not just for our 650 elderly neighbours who attend but also to our volunteering stadium staff and the local Gardaí who make this a very memorable event in our community calendar.

Community Sustainability Campaigns

Free Community Composting

Free Community Composting

Croke Park's free community compost campaign takes place annually in April, in conjunction with Thornton’s Recycling. Local residents collect over 20 tonnes of free Croke Park compost which derives from compostable waste collected from the stadium.
Community Christmas Recycling

Community Christmas Recycling

The Croke Park Christmas Tree and WEEE Recycling Service takes place each January and is available to all local residents.  This year, over 1,000 Christmas trees and over 6 tonnes of WEEE electrical items were dropped into the stadium by our neighbours for recycling.

Croke Park Staff Heroes – Recognising Excellence

Bopper Holland, from St. James' Avenue (far right in the blue jacket) is a member of the Croke Park Community Team. Bopper was one of Croke Park's unsung heroes who were awarded certificates of recognition by GAA President Aogán Ó Fearghail on Sunday, August 23rd.

Bopper has lived in the shadow of Croke Park Stadium his entire life and has received many commendations from local residents and match goers for the assistance he provides on event days. Croke Park is very proud to have such outstanding team members working behind the scenes. Comhghairdeas Bopper!

Senior Citizens Party

Each year in mid-December, we welcome 650 of our elderly neighbours to Croke Park for an afternoon of food, fun, dancing and laughter. Now in its 16th year, GAA staff, contractors and our community team along with the Gardaí in Mountjoy Station come together to volunteer at this very special community event.

Croke Park Senior Citizens Christmas Party 2016