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Ireland v England RBS 6 Nations

Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Sunday 1 March

Here at England Rugby Travel, we can’t wait to welcome you to Dublin for the thrilling RBS 6 Nations Championship showdown between Ireland and England. We will share a great weekend soaking up quality rugby and the atmosphere of Dublin’s famous attractions, bars, restaurants and shops. Read on below for our RBS 6 Nations FAQ.
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Aviva Stadium

The Aviva Stadium, located in the heart of Dublin, is built on the grounds of the old Lansdowne Road Stadium, the oldest (1872) sporting stadium in the world. It was officially opened on 14 May 2010 and hosts the regular home fixtures of the Irish national rugby team taking over from their temporary home, Croke Park, where games were played during Aviva's construction.

The first rugby union game at the Aviva Stadium was an exhibition game on 31 July 2010 and Ireland's first international game was on 6 November 2010 against South Africa. The 2013 Heineken Cup Final took place in the Aviva Stadium on 18 May, where Toulon beat Clermont Auvergne 16-15.

The Aviva Stadium’s most notable feature is its curvilinear shaped stands enclosing the complete stadium, a shape chosen to make sure that the surrounding houses get enough sunlight.

Key facts

The Aviva Stadium, located in Dublin, Ireland, is home to the Irish rugby union team and the Republic of Ireland football team.

Getting there...

Lansdowne Rd, Dublin 4, Ireland


Explore Dublin

  • Guinness Storehouse

    Located in the heart of the St James’s Gate Brewery, which has been home to the black stuff since 1759, Guinness Storehouse® is Ireland’s Number One Visitor Attraction. The massive seven-storey building, a former Guinness® fermentation plant, has been remodelled into the shape of a giant pint of Guinness®. A visit will teach you everything you ever wanted to know about this world famous beer from how Guinness® is made to the ancient craft of Guinness® barrel making in the Cooperage. The highlight for many visitors is the Gravity Bar®. Here visitors receive a complimentary pint of Guinness® and can relax and enjoy the breathtaking 360-degree views across Dublin City.

  • Dublin Castle

    Dublin Castle is the heart of historic Dublin. The Castle stands on the ridge on a strategic site at the junction of the River Liffey and its tributary the Poddle, where the original fortification may have been an early Gaelic Ring Fort. Later a Viking Fortress stood on this site - a portion of which is on view to visitors in the ' Mediaeval Undercroft' which also includes the remains of the original 13th century Castle. The south range houses the magnificent State Apartments that were built as the residential quarters of the Viceregal court. They are now the venue for Presidential Inaugurations, State Functions and Ireland's Presidencies of the European Union. The State Apartments, Medieval Undercroft and Chapel Royal are open to visitors. On occasions, the State Apartments may be closed for State Purposes.

  • Temple Bar

    Temple Bar, a maze of tiny cobbled streets and busy thoroughfares, has the largest concentration of bars, restaurants, night spots and trendy shops in Dublin. It is an area on the south bank of the River Liffey in central Dublin and has preserved its medieval street pattern, with many of Dublin's best night spots, restaurants and unusual shops lining the narrow cobbled streets. It is promoted as Dublin's cultural quarter and after dark, the area is a major centre for nightlife, with many tourist-focused nightclubs, restaurants and bars. Funky shops, eclectic cafes and hordes of stylish visitors have made Temple Bar one of the most popular tourist destinations in the city.

Ireland vs England RBS 6 Nations FAQ

Where are my Ireland vs England match tickets?
The lead booker for each party will find the match ticket voucher in their document wallet. It will be that person’s responsibility to exchange the voucher for their tickets at the match day ticket desk in Ireland.

Who are the England Rugby Travel Representatives
Our highly professional and experienced England Rugby Travel representatives are members of our Event Team, and they will be looking after you whilst you are in Dublin. They will be on hand throughout the weekend to assist with any queries you may have.

Can I contact England Rugby Travel Representatives?
Please note that at any time during your stay, you are able to contact a member of the England Rugby Travel team.

Do I need a Passport?
You will need your passport to travel to Dublin and will be asked to produce it both on arrival and departure.

Phone System
To call a UK number, dial +44 then the code, minus the 0. To call a Dublin number, dial +353 1 followed by the seven digit number.

How Do I Get To the Aviva Stadium?
By Rail
The easiest way to travel directly to the ground is to take the DART. From Dublin city centre, visitors to Aviva Stadium can take any south bound DART to Lansdowne Road Station or Grand Canal Dock Station. Connolly Station provides a link with the city’s tram system, the Luas.

By Bus
The main bus routes that serve Ballsbridge from the city centre are the 7, 8, 45 and 84, you will need to disembark at Pembroke Road.

On Foot
Walk along the River Liffey eastward until you come to the Samuel Beckett Bridge (looks like a harp lying on its side) take the next right at The Ferryman Pub (away from the river) continue on Cardiff Lane past the Maldron Hotel and the Grand Canal Theatre, cross Ringsend Road continue on Macken Street until you come to Grand Canal Street, continue on this street as it becomes Shelbourne Road. Continue

Getting Around Dublin

Dublin Airport is conveniently located approximately 7 miles north of Dublin city centre. It is served by a large number of buses, coaches and taxis all allowing you to get to and from the airport with ease.

Luas is Dublin’s light-rail transit service – a swift, reliable tram system crossing the city on two lines. During peak travel times 7am - 10am and 4pm - 7pm, Luas trams operate every 4/5 minutes. Off peak trams run every 10/15 minutes. Tickets can be purchased at street side vending machines.

The capital’s iconic DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transit) system is a fast and frequent way of travelling in the city. Trains run regularly both on and off-peak, operating every 15 minutes all day. Trains are kitted out with free Wi-Fi and provide one of the speediest ways to transport you around the city, not to mention the hidden beaches, seaside villages and harbour restaurants secreted away along Dublin’s stunning coastline.

Dublin has an extensive network of public bus routes, making it super-easy to get around not just the city centre, but the inner and outer suburbs too.

All taxis in Ireland have a large yellow and blue roof-sign and door signage. All taxis are metered and charges are the same throughout the country. The main taxi ranks in the city centre are located on O’Connell Street, up towards Parnell Square, on College Green opposite the Bank Of Ireland and the main gate into Trinity College. Additional night time taxi ranks operate between 8pm and 6am on several locations in the city centre, including Dame Street and Merrion Row.

Dublin is a relatively small city so navigating on foot is manageable.