The venue for our first pre-season friendly against St Patrick’s Athletic on Saturday 21 June 2014 has been confirmed. The match will take place at Richmond Park, the home ground of St Patrick’s Athletic. The match will kick off at 4pm local time.
Ticket details will follow once confirmed.
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Richmond Park is situated on Emmet Road in Inchicore, Dublin 8. The stadium is easily reachable from all parts of the city and country and is serviced by all major public transport.
Travelling by car:
From Dublin City Centre there are two quick, direct routes (traffic dependent, of course). From the South Quays, follow the road past Heuston Station onto St John’s Road West. At the next Junction turn left onto the South Circular Road. Pass the Royal Hospital Kilmainham on the left, and Kilmainham Gaol and the Hilton Hotel on the right. Emmet Road is the next right turn.
From the Dame Street area, continue on to Thomas Street, pass the Guinness Brewery on James Street, Old Kilmainham and directly onto Emmet Road.
Two of Dublin’s main arteries carry cars into Dubliln City in/close to Inchicore. The N7/Naas Road, from the south of the country, feeds directly on Tyrconnell Road and Inchicore Village. Turn right at the traffic lights at the Black Lion pub onto Emmet Road. If you are travelling on the M50, exit at Junction 9 marked City Centre/Inchicore
The N4/Chapelizod from the west of the country by-pass also passes by Inchicore. As the N4 becomes the Con Colbert Road, turn left at the junction with the South Circular Road. Follow the route as described above.
Travelling by bus:
Richmond Park is served by 6 different Dublin bus routes, with 3 stopping directly outside.
Route 40 operates from Liffey Valley to Finglas and serves Neilstown, Ballyfermot, Thomas Street, Dame Street, O’Connell Street, Whitworth Road and Finglas. From Finglas/city centre the bus stops at Stop Number 1946 at St Michael’s Church (directly opposite Richmond Park). From Liffey Valley/Ballyfermot the bus stops at stop number 1990 (at the Saints Superstore). You can find a full timetable for the bus here at the Dublin Bus website.
Routes 13 operates between Ballymun and Clondalkin and serves DCU, Drumcondra, O’Connell Street, Dame Street, Thomas Street, St. James’s Hospital, Naas Road, Woodford, Clondalkin Village and Bawnogue. From Ballymun/city centre the bus stops at Stop Number 1946 at St Michael’s Church (directly opposite Richmond Park). From Clondalkin the bus stops at stop number 1990 (at the Saints Superstore). You can find a full timetable for the bus here at the Dublin Bus website
Route 68 operates between the city centre (Hawkins Street) and Newcastle and serves Cherrywood, Clondalkin Village, Monastery Road, South Circular Road, Camden Street and Dame Street. From city centre the bus stops at Stop Number 1946 at St Michael’s Church (directly opposite Richmond Park). From Newcastle the bus stops at stop number 1989 (Emmet Road). You can find a full timetable for the bus here at the Dublin Bus website
Routes 79 (Aston Quay in the City Centre to Parkwest), 68a (Hawkins Street in City Centre to Bulfon Road, Inchicore) and 69(Hawkins Street to Rathcoole) all stop nearby in Inchicore and may suit your journey.
Travelling by Luas:
The Red Line between Saggart/Tallaght and the City Centre serves Inchicore at a number of stations, with Goldenbridge being the closest. From Goldenbridge cross the canal, veer left and continue down Connolly Avenue towards Emmet Road. You can see how the proximity of the Richmond Park on the Luas website here
Travelling by Train:
Richmond Park is a 25 minute walk from Heuston Station, which is served by the 79 bus and the Red Luas line. From Connolly Station, you should travel to Inchicore on the Red Luas line as above.