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Free Lionesses guide to Dublin

The Lionesses are heading to Dublin next week for the latest European qualifier – and our Free Lionesses team have pulled together a handy guide to the game for those making the trip.

Taking place on Tuesday 9th April, Kick-off is 7.30pm at the Aviva Stadium and will be broadcast live on ITV.

Many thanks to Bríd Kehoe from the Ireland Women Supporters Club for helping us pull this guide together.

City guide

Aviva Stadium – getting there

Before you set off, it’s worth having a look at the Aviva Stadium website which has information on getting to the ground. Generally, taxi is the quickest option from Dublin airport – and the average fare from the airport to the city centre is around €30.

For public transport you can get a bus to the city centre from the airport and travel from there via bus or DART (train).

Alternatively, you can walk from the city centre to the ground, if you’re up to it, and that will take you about 40 minutes. When you get to the stadium, away fans access it via a specific route. Your match ticket will have this marked out.

Away fans are usually accommodated in the Bath Avenue Road end which is the red route – see image below.

No bags (with the exception of small handbags, no bigger than A4) will be allowed into the stadium. Handbags will be subject to search. And the usual list of prohibited items to big games applies, and you can read up on the ground rules here.

Map of the streets around the Aviva Stadium and away fans access

Food and drink

As Dublin is the Irish capital you won’t struggle for food and drink options, but below is a list of some recommended spots.

Pubs: (most of which also have food options)
The Bath Pub
The Old Spot
Ryan’s Beggars Bush
Slattery’s (no food served)
The Bridge 1859

Paulie’s Pizza
Presto’s Chipper (takeaway)
Base Wood Fired Pizza
The Chophouse
Jewel in the Crown

Things to do in Dublin:
The Guinness Storehouse Experience
Walking Tour of Dublin
Trinity College
The irish Emigration Museum
The Irish Whiskey Museum
Herbert Park

On top of all that, there are plenty of nice parks, historic sites and walks in Dublin. Herbert Park is in Ballsbridge and close to the Aviva Stadium.


The emergency numbers in Ireland are 999 or 112. A police officer in Ireland is called a Garda. The British Embassy is actually in the Ballsbridge area, near to the stadium.

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