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The Best Irish Concert Venues

The Best Irish Concert Venues

This is your year to travel, this is also your year to see the concert of your life. So why don’t you do both at the same time? Europe is a great place to see many of your favorite artists play. This year alone acts such as P!NK, Taylor Swift, Coldplay and Bruce Springsteen are performing in Ireland! Ireland is becoming a hotspot for popular artists. Venues include castles, and some spaces even hold over 80,000 attendees! Make it both a memorable concert and a memorable vacation at the same. Learn about these top concert venues across Ireland, and what makes them so unique.

Aviva Stadium

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This stadium is home to both sports and entertainment. It’s known as the oldest sports stadium in Europe! This is also the oldest rugby union ground in the world! 51,700 fans can enjoy history in the making here.
2024 performers include Taylor Swift and P!NK! Previous years Aviva Stadium has welcomed: Harry Styles, Billy Joel, Rihanna, Phil Collins, Lady Gaga and Madonna. This stadium is located in Dublin centre and is easily accessible by public transport or foot from Dublin hotels.

Croke Park
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If you’re looking to attend the biggest stadium in Ireland, you found it!  Croke Park can entertain up to 82,300 fans. Only two larger stadiums are found in all of Europe, making this the third largest venue in the country! This is an outdoor space starring some of the biggest acts in the world.
2024 performers will be bigger than ever at Croke Park with acts playing such as Coldplay, AC/DC, and Bruce Springsteen. Over previous years, Bon Jovi, Ed Sheeran, Garth Brooks, U2, Celine Dion, Beyonce, Tina Turner, and One Direction have all put on a show at Croke Park. You can watch a show at Croke Park in Dublin, Ireland.


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13,000 fans may enjoy this indoor venue in Dublin, Ireland located next to River Liffey.  This venue is known as one of the top ten busiest music arenas in the world! If you stay in downtown Dublin, you may even be able to walk to this location since it is in Dublin centre.
2024 performers include: Smashing Pumpkins, The Killers, Dave Matthews Band, Eric Clapton, Tenacious D, and more. While previous acts to strut on this stage include: Green Day, Bob Dylan, Elton John, KISS, Pearl Jam, Blink 182, Taylor Swift, Dolly Parton, Katy Perry, Iron Maiden, The Black Eyed Peas, Backstreet Boys, Justin Bieber, Kylie Minogue, Maroon 5, Jay-Z, Miley Cyrus, Ariana Grande, Alicia Keys, Dua Lipa, Tool, Alanis Morissette, Brad Paisley, Jona Brothers, Post Malone, and many others. If you’re looking for a place to watch the biggest and the best, you have found it!

Slane Castle

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2021 marked the 40th anniversary of this venue, remembering the first performance which occurred here in 1981. This outdoor venue fits 80,000 fans. This may be the only time you will ever attend a concert with a stunning castle as your backdrop!
In 2024, Slane Castle will host a portion of The Boyne Music Festival inside their indoor Gothic Ballroom. This intimate concert will fit 100 guests. Keep an eye on their website for upcoming outdoor events as spectacular as last year. Previous performers over the years include: U2, David Bowe, Rolling Stones, Madonna, Foo Fighters, Oasis, Harry Styles, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Eminem, Kings of Leon, Queen, Bob Dylan and more.
Slane castle is in Meath, Ireland. If you’re traveling from Dublin, it’s only about a 45-minute drive from the city.

University Concert Hall

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If you’re looking for a more intimate setting, then this venue is for you. University Concert Hall holds only 1,000 fans for a less overwhelming experience. This gives you more of an opportunity to get to know other attendees and even meet the performers. University Concert Hall is also the first concert hall ever built in Ireland! Talk about witnessing a piece of history. You can watch acts here this year including Ben Portsmouth, Mary Byrne and Bowie in Candlelight. University Concert Hall is in Limerick, Ireland.

Tickets for 2024 are selling fast. It’s no secret that the top artists are traveling to Ireland, and even more specifically, Dublin this year. To stay in Dublin, enjoy your vacation and maybe even catch a concert in the mix contact us at Celtic Tours.