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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.

Croke Park supports the annual Dublin North Central Garda Youth Awards which recognises exceptional young people aged between 13 and 21 in our community. 

After Christmas each year, we have an annual Christmas recycling service. Residents can recycle their Christmas Trees, cardboard packaging and old electrical equipment. In Spring over twenty tonnes of free compost are provided to our keen local gardeners and nearby community gardens. This will take place on the weekend of April 20th and 21st 2024, with details provided closer to the date.

Each December, our annual senior citizens party provides great enjoyment - not just for the 500 older neighbours who attend but also to Croke Park Stadium staff and the local Gardaí who volunteer on the day to help make this a 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 500 of our older neighbours to Croke Park for an afternoon of food, fun, dancing and laughter. Now in its 19th year, GAA staff, contractors and our community team along with the Gardaí in Fitzgibbon Street / Mountjoy Stations come together to volunteer at this very special community event.

Croke Park Senior Citizens Christmas Party 2016