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Taylor Swift in Croke Park - 15th and 16th June

Below is General Concert Information, for more specific information please see the attached PDF's.

General Concert Information.

Ticket Collections:

There are ticket sales for this concert. Please refer to www.Ticketmaster.ie for same. Please refer to www.mcd.ie for details of ticket collections for this concert.


Patrons are requested to be aware that Croke Park is located in a residential area. Patrons attending Croke Park are requested to respect residents by behaving in an appropriate manner when going to and departing the stadium. Issues such as illegal parking, anti social behaviour, drinking and urinating in public cause difficulties and will not be tolerated by Gardai. Patrons are asked to desist from such behaviour.

Jones Road:

Jones Road will remain sterile throughout the concert. This restriction will be strictly enforced. All non ticket holders are requested not to congregate on the streets around the stadium.

Bags/Banned Items

See full list of items here.



Should you require somewhere to store a backpack, large handbag or any additional luggage during the event the following locations have Bag drop/locker storage facilities available (please note these are independently run facilities)

·         Ned Kelly’s, 3 O' Connell Street Upper

·         Extreme Ireland, Tourism Office,
37 College Green

·         Busáras Station, opposite Connolly train station  

Searching is a condition of entry to protect your safety and that of others.    

Due to increased security measures, we strongly advise you allow sufficient time to get through security checks to gain entry to the venue in a safe and timely manner.   

To ensure as smooth an access as possible and to avoid any unnecessary delays we strongly suggest that you bring as little as possible with you to the event and minimize jackets and additional layers when possible. To avoid disappointment do not bring backpacks or larger handbags, you may be refused admission to the venue without a refund.

Bags that will be allowed in the venue are as follows:

1.      Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC and do not exceed 12”x6”x12”/30.5cm x 15.2cm x 30.5cm

2.      One-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc or similar)

3.      If bringing a personal bag, purse or clutch bag, you should only bring those of smaller sizes i.e. those measuring 4.5in/11.4cm x 6.5in/16.51cm or smaller will be allowed.

Crowd Management and Crowd Dispersal Plan

Pre Concert Crowd Management Plan :

In the interest of safety patrons are advised as follows :

1.      Not to enter the Jones Road / Russell Street unless they hold a Hogan Stand or Premium ticket.

2.      Not to congregate in vicinity of Croke Park Hotel as this causes a serious obstruction to crowd movement in that area. Gardai will move waiting persons in this area.

3.      Use coloured routes outlined on Croke Park / MCD websites to access the stadium.

Arrange meeting points at a distance away from Jones Road.

Post Concert Crowd Management Plan:

In the interest of safety patrons are advised as follows :

1.       Patrons exiting the Hogan Stand will be directed to exit by a planned route as they leave these stands onto Jones Road.

2.      Patrons are further requested not to congregate in vicinity of Croke Park Hotel as this causes a serious obstruction to crowd movement in that area.  Gardai will move waiting persons in this area.

3.       Patrons exiting via Clonliffe Road and via North Circular Road are asked by Gardai not enter onto Jones Road or Russell Street.

4.       Please arrange to meet friends at a place a distance away from Jones Road.

Patrons should comply with the directions issued by Gardaí and stewards as they depart the stadium. The measures are being implemented to prevent crowd congestion on the street outside the Croke Park Hotel which has become a meeting point for patrons attending Croke Park concerts.

The result of patron active participation and compliance will result in a safer entry and exit from the stadium for all patrons and children and make the stadium environs a safer place for all people.

General Traffic Advice:

Coach Parking: 

There is one designated coach drop / collection / parking area being provided for these concerts. It is located at Alfie Byrne Road, East Wall, Dublin 1. 

The two designated routes for travelling to and from Alfie Byrne Road are:

 M.50 and via the Port Tunnel.
 M11 and via East Link Bridge.

Coach driver are requested to travel directly to the coach parking area where concert patrons can then disembark and park or return to collect passengers after the concert finishes.

There is a second coach parking at Western Way and access is by way of Constitution Hill. Drivers using this facility are also requested to comply with the above requirements.

Coach drivers should note that MOUNTJOY SQUARE IS CLOSED for the entire concert and coach parking or drop off / pick up will not be permitted in that area.

In addition coaches will not be permitted to drop off / pick up passengers on any of the arterial routes around Croke Park Stadium. This will be strictly enforced by the Garda Traffic Corps.

Vehicle Access Routes:

All patrons attending the concerts by vehicle are advised to allow time for traffic delays.

Patrons who have tickets for the Hogan and Davin Stands should approach from the west and north side of the stadium by using the M50 motorway to Navan Road, Finglas Road and Drumcondra Road.

Patrons who have tickets for the Cusack Stand and Pitch should approach from the east and south side of the stadium by using the Port Tunnel and East Link Bridge. Dublin Port Tunnel will be open to all vehicles.  

On street parking is very limited due to Croke Park being situated in residential area. Patrons should be aware that illegally parked vehicles cause traffic disruption, and obstruction to movement of emergency vehicles.

There will be strict enforcement of all illegal parking in the area by Gardai and Dublin City Parking Services and such vehicles will be impounded or clamped and will be liable to a substantial fine.

Car Parks:

There are two confirmed supervised car parks available in the vicinity of Croke Park.

O’Connell’s School, North Richmond Street. Entry via North Circular Road. 


Clonliffe College car park, Entry via Drumcondra Road  - This car park has parking and provides special needs parking spaces.

Traffic will not be permitted to leave the car park for a period after the concerts in order to allow pedestrians leave the area safely.

Garda Cordon:

As with all concerts at Croke Park, a Garda Cordon will be in effect on the streets that lead to Croke Park. Only accredited vehicles will be permitted to pass by this cordon. All vehicles will be checked for accreditation.

All patrons entering the Garda cordon will be the subject of a ticket check by Stewards and search by Gardaí. Persons not in possession of a concert ticket will not be permitted through the Garda cordon. Any articles that may cause harm or discomfort to other patrons will be seized. Patrons are advised not to bring any unnecessary baggage with them as they may be refused entry to the stadium. Patrons  are advised to travel early to the stadium to avoid any unnecessary delays.

Local residents, their immediate families, local business community are in possession of passes and will be facilitated at the barriers. Passes however do not guarantee entry through the cordon where pedestrian volumes exist.

As a guideline the Garda cordon will be in place two hours prior to stiles opening time and two hours post concert to enable concert patrons to arrive and depart safely.

It is also necessary to temporarily extend the Garda cordon at the end of the event in order to allow the safe exit of concert patrons. This extended cordon will be in place for approximately one hour after the concerts end.  

The extended cordon will result in the closure of Lower Drumcondra Road from Whitworth Road to Botanic Avenue.

The extended cordon will result in the closure of Ballybough Road from Poplar Row to North Circular Road. 

Special Needs Parking:

There are no special needs parking facilities on the public streets within the Croke Park cordon area or within the stadium. Special needs parking is provided at the supervised car parks as outlined above.

Where persons have special needs requirements they should contact the concert organisers directly at www.crokepark.ie or www.mcd.ie for advice and assistance.

Public Order:

Patrons are advised that the Gardaí will not permit the consumption of alcohol outside public

houses, while walking along the street or in any other public place. Patrons are asked to have consideration for local residents and refrain from anti-social behaviour such as on street drinking and urinating etc.


Patrons are advised to be aware of their own personal safety and security while attending the concert. They should ensure the security of personal belongings while on route to and from the stadium i.e. purses/ wallets/ tickets / mobile phones.

Patrons who arrive by vehicle should also ensure that property is not left exposed in parked vehicles. They should ensure that car windows, sunroofs are correctly closed.

Croke Park Hotel Car Park:

All residents of the Croke Park Hotel will be permitted entry subject to pedestrian presence at the time and are requested to access the hotel via North Circular Road / Russell Street junction where there will be a register of all guest vehicles. 

Age Restrictions:

• In the interest of safety Under 14's will not be allowed on the pitch either accompanied or unaccompanied.

• All under 16's must be accompanied by a parent or guardian attending the event who will remain with them and take full responsibility for them throughout the duration of the event.

IMPORTANT PLEASE NOTE: There will be age checks in operation. If there is doubt whether a minor qualifies for age restrictions set out, proof of age may be requested. It is the responsibility of the adult accompanying the minor to be able to satisfy staff that the minor is the age they say. We recommend if in doubt please bring colour photocopy of the minor’s passport to prevent any unnecessary disappointment.

General Information:

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