Accompanied by an experienced tour guide, visitors will ascent to a walkway 44 metres above the ground to take in panoramic views of the Irish capital and find out more about Dublin’s key landmarks.
Skyline includes stops at five viewing platforms along Croke Park’s 0.6km rooftop walkway. Each stop gives visitors the opportunity to learn about the highlighted buildings and sites in their line of vision through multi-lingual audio guides.
The first stop gives visitors a chance to view a number of Dublin’s most famous sites including Glasnevin Cemetery, the National Botanic Gardens, the Royal Canal, Holy Cross College and the Archbishop's Palace.
Through their personal audio guides visitors can learn more about some of Ireland’s most influential citizens who are laid to rest in Glasnevin including Daniel O’Connell, Charles Stewart Parnell, Michael Collins and Eamon De Valera as well as Irish entertainment greats such as Dermot Morgan, Brendan Behan, Luke Kelly and Stephen Gately. There’s also a chance to discover the importance of the beautiful Botanic Gardens and Drumcondra's ‘Holy Land’.
Points of interest here include Kilmainham Gaol, the Phoenix Park, Guinness Storehouse and the Old Jameson Distillery. Kilmainham is one of the largest unoccupied gaols in Europe and has housed a number of famous prisoners including many of the leaders in the struggle for Irish independence.
The Phoenix Park is one of the largest enclosed recreational spaces in Europe and famous sites in the park include Dublin Zoo and Áras an Uachtaráin – home to the President of Ireland. Visitors interested in brewing and distilling can also gain an insight into two of Dublin’s most popular visitor attractions – the Guinness Storehouse and the Old Jameson Distillery.
This stop includes views of the Dublin Mountains as well as details about Dublin Castle, the Chester Beatty Library, Trinity College, the Spire, the GPO and two of the city’s most famous religious sites – St Patrick’s Cathedral and Christchurch Cathedral. Trinity College is the oldest university in Ireland and home to the famous Book of Kells, while the General Post Office (GPO) is one of the most recognisable buildings in the city centre. Today the 120 metre tall Spire of Dublin is located just opposite the GPO. Find out more about the history of Dublin’s cathedrals - St Patrick’s and Christchurch. Headquarters of British Rule during the War of Independence, Dublin Castle is a popular tourist attraction and the Chester Beatty Library is located within its grounds.
From here visitors will see the famous Sugarloaf Mountain (so called because it resembles a pile of sugar!), Dun Laoghaire Harbour, the Aviva Stadium and the North and South Bull Walls.
There will also be a chance to learn about the Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship docked on Dublin’s quays - the only ship bringing people across the Atlantic during the Great Potato Famine to have no loss of life on board.
The final stop on the Etihad Skyline tour gives visitors the chance to discover more about modern Dublin and includes information on the Dublin Docklands, the Poolbeg Generating Station, the Poolbeg Lighthouse and the International Financial Services Centre (IFSC).
The Dublin Docklands has been the focus of much redevelopment in recent years and visitors can learn about the Custom House here and the hub of business in Ireland, the IFSC. Other famous sites here include the Samuel Beckett Bridge, the Bord Gais Energy Theatre and the Convention Centre Dublin.
Enjoy the best views of Dublin from the roof of the iconic Croke Park Stadium on the exciting new Etihad Skyline tour.
5 Viewing Platforms
17 Storeys high
History of the area & Croke Park
Audio for each platform
One of the world's best stadiums
Etihad Skyline includes stops at five viewing platforms along Croke Park’s 0.6km rooftop walkway. Each stop gives visitors the opportunity to learn about the highlighted buildings and sites in their line of vision through multi-lingual audio guides. The audio guides include historical information, quirky anecdotes and interviews with key figures working at some of Dublin’s most famous locations.
To make the Etihad Skyline experience truly memorable, adventurous visitors will have the chance to walk from the stadium roof onto a specially designed walkway suspended above the Croke Park pitch. Not for the faint hearted, this view of Croke Park shows Ireland’s most famous field from a completely different angle!
Etihad Skyline is a truly memorable adventure and a completely new and unique way to learn more about one of Europe’s most vibrant capital cities.
Free GAA Museum entry included with every Etihad Skyline ticket purchased.