Croke Park St. Patrick's Day Transport Guide

Friday 17 March 2017

We are looking forward to welcoming all supporters to Croke Park this St. Patrick’s Day for the AIB GAA All Ireland Club Finals. To make sure your day is as enjoyable as possible, we want to bring to your attention the traffic restrictions that will be in place this Friday. 

With St. Patrick’s Day celebrations taking place across the country – traffic diversions and road closures will also be in place nationwide.

Road closures & local parking severely restricted on Friday 17th March:

An Garda SÍochána will have local road closures in place around the stadium from 12.30 pm onwards.  This will severely restrict vehicle access around the main routes into the stadium.
Croke Park is situated in a residential area that has limited on street parking and all parking restrictions on local streets will be strictly enforced by Dublin Street Parking Services and An Garda Síochána.

What’s the quickest way to Croke Park on Friday?
With so many events and celebrations happening in and around Dublin, the easiest way to navigate your way around Dublin this St. Patrick’s Day is to use public transport which will leave you with, at most, a 15 minute walk to the stadium.

You won’t have to worry about where you are going to find parking or being stuck in traffic congestion. Also, authorities will be continuing their policy of clamping in the stadium area on event/match days, there’s no risk of risk spoiling a great day out!

Irish Rail:
If your train service leaves you at Heuston Station, the main route to Croke Park is the Luas Red line.  However, there are restrictions on this line for St. Patricks Day – see Luas section below.

If you would like information in relation to special train services from Irish Rail, please contact Cormac Downes - [email protected] as they may have options for supporters coming up to Dublin for the club finals.

There will be some disruption to Luas Red Line services on St. Patrick’s Day to accommodate the Dublin Parade. The Red Line will stop operating from/to Abbey/O’Connell junction at approx. 10:45. All trams will turn at Smithfield and there won’t be a service between The Point and Smithfield. This means that the last tram to The Point that passes Smithfield will be at approx. 10:38. Post-parade the line is expected to be reopened by 14:30.  Park-and-ride facilities are located at Citywest Luas, Red Cow Collins Barracks & Carrickmines Luas stops.

Dublin Bus:
Dublin Bus offers a high-frequency, accessible and easy to use service from all over Dublin. Many services bring you close to Croke Park and others will get you to the city centre from where the stadium is a 15-minute walk. 

Bus routes that serve Croke Park are 1, 7, 11, 13, 14, 16, 27a, 27b, 29a, 31/a, 31b, 32, 33, 40, 40b, 40d, 41, 41b, 41c, 42, 43, 44, 53, 123, 13. 

Please remember a Sunday service will operate on Friday 17th March and there will be diversions in place.

Match Day Parking:
We advise anyone travelling to Croke Park on St. Patrick’s Day to use public transport wherever possible. For those who require parking close to the stadium, there are several options available along with various park-and-ride facilities and city centre carparks located further away at Citywest Red Cow, Collins Barracks & Carrickmines Luas stops.

Match Day Parking Options

Coach Parking:
Coach drivers please note: It is not possible for coaches to drop off/pick up passengers on any of the main arterial routes around the stadium and this is strictly enforced by the Garda Traffic Corps on event days. Please liaise the with National Transport Authority and An Garda Síochána for coach parking