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Our tips to celebrate the 6 Nations rugby ….Dublin style

Our tips to celebrate the 6 Nations rugby …Dublin style

The RBS 6 Nations rugby is just around the corner, so if you are travelling to Dublin to catch all of the sporting action we have put together some advice and ideas to make your rugby weekend flow smoothly. Read on to get our top tips…


How to start your day…
First things first…the FULL IRISH breakfast. This is undoubtedly the best way to start your day and we have put together a list of our favourites within walking distance of all of our hostels in Dublin:

19 Talbot Street
O’Sheas is a family run, traditional Irish Pub & Restaurant. Their full Irish breakfast is incredible and will set you up for the day…… Tell Trish we sent you!

Rasher Behan’s
1 Frenchman’s Lane
Cafe located beside Isaacs Hostel, they specialise in just breakfast, amazing.

Trinity Bar & Venue
46 – 49 Dame Street
A livelier venue on the outskirts of Temple bar, they do a sturdy Irish breakfast and their coffee is to die for….


How to get to the stadium…
Walking- 40 minutes from our hostels
Dart- 18 minutes -You can get a dart from Connolly Station or Tara Street, Get off at Lansdowne road, it’s a 2 minute walk from the station. Tickets cost approx €2.15 each way.


Next stop…
The Irish are very passionate about their rugby and Dublin is notorious for its pubs, especially on rugby weekends. The atmosphere will build and build throughout the day, so our advice is to drop into a pub on the way to the stadium to soak up the ambience and get into the spirit. Here are some of our favourites that are close to the Aviva Stadium to start you off….

Searsons Bar
42 – 44 Upper Baggot Street, Dublin 2
Only a stones through from the Aviva stadium, great for a quick visit to soak up the atmosphere on match days.

62 Upper Grand Canal Street, Dublin 4
Ideal pit-stop on the way to and from the big game. It has a great beer-garden if the sun decides to make an appearance.

The Den Bar @ Lansdowne Hotel
27 – 29 Pembroke Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4
Great Rugby pub located in the basement of this hotel. When the weather is decent they even put on a BBQ!


Didn’t get tickets…
If you weren’t lucky enough to get tickets, don’t worry our Dublin hostels will be showing all of the games so you won’t miss out on any of the craic. Most pubs around Dublin will be showing the action too so there are plenty of alternatives.


The rest of the weekend….
If you have nothing planned for the rest of your weekend, there is plenty to do around the city. The Aviva stadium will play host to the home games, so why not take a tour and have a sneak peek behind the scenes. Tour prices are very reasonable and there is a 10% discount for groups of 20+ with free admission for 2 group leaders. The tour will include a visit to the home dressing room, players’ tunnel, pitchside, press room and much more. Please note tours don’t operate on match days.

Another popular attraction in Dublin is the Guinness storehouse. You can learn about the heritage of the black stuff and at the end of the tour you get to visit the gravity bar, where some will argue has the best view of Dublin. If you need more ideas, check out our ‘Things to do’ section for more of our top tips.



RBS 6 Nations 2014 – Home Fixtures
Sun 2nd Feb Ireland v Scotland KO-15.00
Sat 8th Feb Ireland v Wales KO-14.30
Sat 8th Mar Ireland v Italy KO-14.30

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