The much anticipated Etihad Skyline tour on the roof of the historic ground opened to the public on Friday June 1.
Sponsored by Etihad Airways, the roof top tour of Croke Park boasts the most spectacular panoramic views of Dublin city and its surroundings from 44 meters or 17 storeys above the ground. With an investment of over €1million and the creation of 10 jobs, the opening of the Etihad Skyline at Croke Park is expected to bring even more visitors to what is already Dublin’s most visited attraction.
Some 100 tonnes of painted galvanised steel have gone into creating a unique 0.6 kilometre walkway which was fabricated in Portlaoise and has been installed within the existing steel roof support structure at Croke Park. Five viewing platforms have been created along the walkway which offers a unique perspective of Dublin’s most popular and celebrated landmarks. Among the more notable landmarks which can be viewed from the E tihad Skyline are Glasnevin Cemetery, Guinness Brewery, the Dublin Mountains, Dun Laoghaire Harbour, Poolbeg Lighthouse, Trinity College, The Spire, St. Patrick’s and Christchurch Cathedrals, the Phoenix Park and Docklands buildings.
The two hour tour with an experienced tour guide will see groups of up to 30 people ascend to the Etihad Skyline walkway following a full briefing in a stadium dressing room. Each of the five viewing platforms features interpretative panels which highlight the famous landmarks in the line of vision. Visitors will also be able to learn more about these sites through multi-lingual audio guides which are available in six languages and include historical information, quirky anecdotes and interviews with key figures working at some of Dublin’s most famous locations visible from the Etihad Skyline.
The more adventurous visitors will have the chance to make their Etihad Skyline experience even more memorable by walking out from the stadium roof on to a specially designed walkway which is suspended above the Croke Park pitch. Not for the faint hearted, this view of Croke Park shows Ireland’s most famous arena from a completely different and breath-taking perspective. Advance online bookings are advised, particularly during busy periods such as during the summer months.
The tour leaves from the GAA Museum located under the Cusack Stand in Croke Park. For more information and for bookings visit www.skylinecrokepark.ie or contact Etihad Skyline Tour enquiries at 01 819 2323 or email@example.com.