Ireland’s premier venue for sporting events, meetings, conferences, exhibitions and entertainment is located on Dublin’s north side. Croke Park Stadium is ideally situated on the airport route from the city centre. Three impressive stands - capacity for up to 82,300 people!
Dublin businessman Maurice Butterly originally owned the site upon which Croke Park now stands. Known as the ‘City and Suburban Racecourse’ in the 1870’s, his most frequent tenant was the GAA.
In 1908 Frank Dineen of Limerick, a journalist and former President and Secretary of the GAA, bought the almost derelict site for £3,250.
The GAA subsequently purchased the site in 1913 for £3,500 and renamed the ground Croke Park in honour of the association’s first patron, Archbishop Croke of Cashel.