Heading over to Dublin for the big match? The last time Ireland played England in Dublin the whole city was virtually booked out!
So, you might have to be a little bit flexible when it comes to finding accommodation, especially as Croke Park is an even bigger stadium than Lansdowne Road. Check out our alternative accommodation tips to make sure that you’re in thick of the action when the whistle blows.
If you can’t find any accommodation in Dublin or in any of the surrounding counties of Meath, Wicklow, Kildare, Louth or even Westmeath, Offaly or Laois (there’s always Wexford to the south as well!), don’t panic – there are other decent options.
A good bet would be to fly into Cork Airport or Belfast Airport, get yourself a place to stay locally and head up via public transport on the match day (we’ve got loads of accommodation in both Cork and Belfast).
Traffic will be absolutely chock-a-block so don’t bother trying to drive, just hop on the train direct into Dublin. There’s a direct service from Cork Station into Dublin’s Heuston Station, which takes under three hours, while the high speed Enterprise Train will take you from Belfast Station to Connolly Station in just over two hours.
Then it’s just a case of making the short journey over to Croke Park. It’s only a stroll away or you can jump on the Western Suburban Line (Yellow) from Connolly to Drumcondra Station across from the stadium.
Of course your trip might not just be about seeing the rugby, so if your staying in Cork or Belfast why not rent a car and check out some of the beautiful surrounding scenery? We’re not joking when we say that some of the landscapes around these areas really are a sight to behold, and the best way to see them is by car. Check out the majestic Blackwater Valley Drive in County Cork, or the popular North East Tour from Belfast and see for yourself…
We’re sure you’ll have a ball of a time whether you’re shouting for England or Ireland and we’d really like to hear what you’ve got to say… but for now, may the best team win!!!