Know your rolling mauls from converted tries -what to do on a rugby weekend in Dublin….
Even after a heartbreaking last minute defeat by our enemies and friends the Welsh , we look forward to having great six nations rugby weekends in Dublin for the rest of the championship. Rugby is something we do take seriously in Dublin. As home to Leinster, Heineken Cup champions twice in the last few years and birthplace of Ireland’s best ever player, Brian O’Driscoll – if you like rugby, you’ll love Dublin.
With the Italians and the Scots to come on 25 Feb and the 10 March, we’re sure the next two home rugby weekends will be brilliant and as usual, through our hostels in Dublin, we’ll be lining up plenty of things to do on a rugby weekend in Dublin for our guests and their groups. In fact this year, with Ireland’s last game falling on St Patricks day (even though it is on in London) – we’ll argue any day that a Dublin pub is the best place in the world to watch Ireland play England in any sport!
Things to do on a rugby weekend in Dublin? Where to start? If you’re lucky enough to get a ticket for the Italian or Scottish game, the new Aviva stadium is indeed a sight. Even though we are all still attached to the old Lansdowne rd, the new version brings a sense of expectation and excitement on big match days. In the heart of Dublin 4, it’s only a pleasant walk from our Dublin hostels. The atmosphere around town is amazing and we’ve outlined a basic plan for you and your crew in Dublin for the rugby.
After booking into your hostel in central Dublin, call into your new local. If you’re in Jacobs Inn hostel; Isaacs hostel or Abraham House hostel, drop into O’Sheas on Talbot Street and tell Trish we sent you or call into the Robert Read. For guests at Abigail’s & Ashfield, we recommend The Long stone, the Arlington hotel or whatever catches your eye. In fact, you may even feel like a quick pint before checking in. You’re on holiday after all!
If the ticket you were promised never showed up (it happens!), you need to find a great Dublin pub to watch the 6 nations in and settle in for kick off. You’ll be spoilt for choice.
For the day after or indeed before, why not consider the famous Dublin Hop On Hop Off bus tour or even call to Guinness Brewery for Guinness that you’d never get back home. If you’re a bit too delicate for that, a fresh walk in the Phoenix Park or Stephen’s green will wake you up. Come on Ireland!!!
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