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Liffey Valley Complex
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Donnybrook Stadium is a ground essentially for Rugby. It's home to the professional Leinster team in Dublin. With a whopping capacity of about 7000 spectators, the stadium finds many people for the popular rugby matches. The stadium is ideal for various field sports as well. The grounds have many terraces and the latest addition is the Grandstand, which was opened recently. A favorite among the local schools and colleges, the stadium is never short of matches and games.
Founded in 1830, Phoenix Cricket Club is one of the finest cricketing clubs in country. Equipped with a first-class pavilion and modern facilities; members from all over the world are a part of this club. Apart from professional cricket coaching for regular players, this club has separate program for young girls and boys. Sporting and social events are hosted at the club premises; fund-raisers for community causes is a regular feature here. For membership information and other details, please call ahead or check the website.
Located in the Blanchardstown Centre, Draiocht is an art space and much more. Visitors flock to this centre for performances, art exhibitions and events of all kinds. Attempting to bring the best in entertainment to their guests and visitors, this space is a must-visit place for art lovers. Additionally, they offer conference facilities as well as a cafe-bar.
Very popular amongst the football lovers, Richmond Park is home to Irish Football Players Team. This stadium can accommodate about 5,500 people, and has witnessed several exciting tournaments. Built in 1952, this is one of the most well-maintained park of the city. If you are a football fan, then watching a football tournament at this park is simply exhilarating.
The Network Club is the perfect organization for you if you enjoy sport and also want to engage in club social nights and activities. Sports catered for include basketball, soccer, hill-walking, aqua aerobics, sailing and windsurfing as well as training courses, drama, bowling, adventure weekends and socials. For further details of membership and activities contact the club secretary. All inquiries are welcome.
For a second one might think that The Royal Hospital Kilmainham is actually a medical centre. Well for once its not related to a hospital in the farthest sense. It is actually a "banquet venue" that holds conferences, banquets and exhibitions. Believing in giving "undivided attention to every client" they only book one event per week. They can cater for upto 1500 people and provide for parking of cars as well. The centre is located in close proximity to the Irish Museum of Modern Art.
In 1991, the restored site of the Royal Hospital was officially opened as the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA). Besides being the venue for excellent exhibitions and a number of educational and community-oriented projects, this splendid 17th century building also holds one of the best conferencing venues in Dublin. Namely, the Great Hall. Due to its various audio-visual facilities, the hall can used for conferences effectively. Besides the stained glass to produce a dark theater room effect, the Great Hall also has a portable stage that can be set up for performances and other events. Call for additional information.
Built in 1939 as the world's first arena dedicated to boxing, this venue now also hosts music concerts and other events. Rock and roll and men throwing punches create a venue that combines both classic pastimes.
The Civic Theater is a fresh, purpose-built venue that comes courtesy of Dublin Corporation and that features a 350 capacity auditorium, studio space and bar/restaurant. While the theater is still finding its feet somewhat and is arguably a little inaccessible because of its suburban location (about 45 minutes from the city center), it's a great place to catch a diverse range of contemporary Irish and international theater. The venue plays host mainly to touring companies, and shows that have had successful runs in the bigger Dublin theaters often transfer to here. Check press for details.
Rua Red maybe best described as a shelter for all the arts. This venue has facilities that are suitable to host concerts, plays, art exhibitions, workshops, dance performances, film screenings, and much more. Managed by the South Dublin Arts Centre, Rua Red is an ideal stop for those who want to experience the vibrant culture and flourishing culture of Ireland. Among its facilities, the Gallery 1 is the biggest room that can accommodate 150, followed by the Performance Space with a capacity of about 80 people. The facilities at Rua Red are also available for hire, and events like private lunches to corporate meetings and more can be held here. See the website for more information.
The Tallaght Stadium is a major soccer stadium in the suburban town of Tallaght and home to the Shamrock Rovers F.C. Under the ownership of the South Dublin County Council, the stadium recently (2008) underwent a € 9 million renovation. Well equipped with modern amenities, the stadium also host local sport meets and fixtures of the Irish Football league. The stadium is easily reachable by road or by train. For ticketing information and other details, check the website.
'National Basketball Arena' is a serious misnomer for this multi-purpose venue which hosts hockey, boxing, handball, volleyball, karate and snooker championships as well as community games and Irish dance competitions! In addition to this, business events like conferences, graduation ceremonies, product launches and more are held here. Spread across over 18,000 square feet of area, the arena offers athletes, performers and spectators the best in regard to acoustics, lighting, catering, showers, dressing rooms and a completely WiFi enabled space to ensure uninterrupted connectivity.