Parnell Park – Ground Information
Parnell Park is the home of Dublin GAA. It is situated in Donnycarney on the northside of the city. The capacity of the ground is 13,500, 3,500 of which is seated. All four sides of the pitch are covered, so chances are that you’ll be protected from the rain.
Parnell Park is home to all Dublin teams, but most championship matches usually happen in nearby Croke park. Dublin league matches and all Dublin club matches take place in Parnell Park.
The GAA club Craobh Ciarán have their clubhouse adjacent the main stand.
The main offices of the Dublin county board are situated in the corner of the ground.
There are two turnstile entrances, one for the stand and one for the terrace. Once you are in the terrace area, you can move around between the three sides of the pitch.
There are two shops in the stadium, one under the stand and one behind the church terrace.
In early 2005, Parnell park held its first match under floodlights and since then it has become a regular occurance.
Travel and Parking
The ground is situated behind Donnycarney church on the intersection of ‘Collins Ave’ and the ‘Malahide Rd’ in the Dublin 5 area of the city.
There is no official car park so people usually park where they can find a space. If you are around the ground early enough, Scoil Chairain on Collins Ave. usually hire out their grounds for a carpark. St.Vincents GAA club and the road leading up to it is an area where a lot of ‘Dubs’ fans park.
Killester DART station is under a 5 minute walk from the ground. There are many Dublin bus services that stop quite close the ground. The 123, 42 and the 27 are regular bus services that go into the city centre from very close to the ground.
Pubs, Restaurants, Hotels
Because the ground is situated in a mainly suburban area there is not a centre where fans meet up before big games.
If you are a traditionalist, you could always go to your usual Croke park spot. Croke park is only a 10 minute walk Parnell park and the 123 bus passes the back of the Cusack stand.