In the North of Dublin on the River Tolka and the Royal Canal, there lies Drumcondra, a residential area and inner suburb of the Irish capital city. It contains smaller townlands and parishes, but people usually know Drumcondra as the location of Croke Park, a vast and famous stadium host to important sports games and music concerts.
The most familiar sight of Drumcondra is Croke Park, where visitors can see a traditional match of Gaelic football, visit the GAA museum or enjoy a panoramic view of Dublin from the stadium roof by taking a skyline tour. The area is home to some classic Irish pubs and restaurants, ideal for soaking up the local atmosphere, including one of the oldest pubs in Dublin called Kennedy’s. In this district famous for its Gaelic sports, visitors can learn to play football, hurling and handball in one of the local clubs to embrace the cultural roots and unique spirit of Ireland.
Wexford Bus, the local public transport, can take visitors around the area, Dublin Bus has routes connecting Drumcondra to Dublin centre and Aircoach services go to the airport. Drumcondra also has a railway station of the same name on its main road, or visitors can access the area by driving, where there is more parking space than in the central city.
Drumcondra is an old and native area of Dublin, with a small local history but strong links to Dublin as a whole. The town was involved in the 1798 Irish rebellion when rebels stole a postcard to signal to others in the north to join their protests. Sports has always been a significant feature of the area and its team, Drumcondra FC, was especially successful in the 1950s when it won consecutive Irish leagues and competed in the European Cup.