Dublin's Main Sporting Venues

Maldron Hotel Smithfield is located within easy reach of Dublin’s biggest sports grounds, so you will never miss cheering on your favourite team! All fans are welcome at Maldron Hotel Smithfield, with our city centre location you are just a 20-minute journey from Croke Park, Aviva Stadium and the RDS.

If you want to soak up the great atmosphere but are worried about parking at the venue or traffic after the match then book your room at Maldron Hotel Smithfield and enjoy a relaxed walk or short taxi drive to the best sports venues in Dublin. From Soccer, Rugby to GAA, Maldron Hotel Smithfield is one of the best-located hotels in Dublin when attending a sporting event in the Irish capital. Some of the great sporting venues include:

Croke Park

Croke Park is just 2.5km from Maldron Hotel Smithfield, you can walk there in just over 25 minutes or taxi will take you just a few minutes. If you are coming to Dublin for a weekend of All Ireland hurling or football, or an exciting National League Fixture, we are an ideal base with large rooms sleeping up to 6 adults and plenty of excellent spots between here and Croke Park for post-match celebrations.

Aviva Stadium

The Aviva Stadium is the home to both the Irish National Soccer Team and the Irish International Rugby team. Every year the stadium plays host to some of the world’s top rugby clashes with RBS Six Nations games in the spring and the annual autumn series bring titans such as New Zealand, Australia and South Africa to Dublin. The Irish soccer team plays all its home games at the stadium and it will be a host of the 2020 European Championships, now scheduled for 2021. Maldron Hotel Smithfield is located 4.4km from the Aviva Stadium, around a 20 minutes taxi drive.


The RDS is home to The Dublin Horse Show, a major highlight on Dublin’s social and sporting calendar every summer. The RDS is also the home stadium of Leinster Rugby. The RDS is 5km from Maldron Hotel Smithfield, 20 minutes by taxi.

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Having a sporting event coming up in Croke Park, RDS or Aviva Stadium anytime soon? Why not stay at Maldron Hotel Smithfield?

Centrally located in the heart of Dublin city, we offer comfortable, spacious and affordable 4-star accommodation, with 92 bedrooms, adjacent parking, exceptional service and on-site restaurant and bar for grabbing a pint of Ireland’s finest before heading to one of the many fantastic sporting events Dublin has to offer.

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To find out about our latest offers, visit our special offers page, phone our friendly reservations team on +353 (0)1 485 0900 or email info.smithfield@maldronhotels.com where we can assist in planning your holiday to Dublin.

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