Tallaght Stadium Like?
External View (photo)
Looking Towards The West Stand (photo)
Where To Drink?
East Stand (photo)
How To Get There And Where To Park
North End (photo)
By Train Or Bus
South End (photo)
Record & Average Attendance
Tallaght Stadium Location Map
|What's Tallaght Stadium Like?|
In a world where modern all
seater stadiums can have an all too familiar
“warehouse architecture” appearance Tallaght
Stadium-which opened in 2009 and is owned by South
Dublin County Council-is a breath of fresh air. The
town of which the stadium is named lies around six
miles South West of Dublin City Centre and could be
regarded as an Irish Milton Keynes or Livingston-a
small village 50 years ago now which now has a
population of around 72,000. Certainly the town of
Tallaght is capable of providing a good support base
for a Leagur Of Ireland Premier Division club, and
with the ground being only 2 minute’s walk from the
terminus of the Dublin Luas Red Line commuter tram
it finds itself surrounded by tall angular modern
structures of exposed steelwork and
glass-residential flats, a hotel and two indoor
shopping centres. It is facing one such Shopping
Centre that we find the rear of the Main Stand, on
the west side of the stadium. A large two storey
building holds the club offices, players dressing
rooms, Glenmalure Suite Bar & Club Shop.
|With both the North
and South ends of the ground there is a great deal of
scope to construct permanent stands which would take
the capacity to well over 10,000 however with the
existing East and West Stands more than adequate for
league games it seems likely that only significant
European ties, or the ground being as a regular venue
for other sports could possibly merit an increase in
|As far as we are aware away fans are
allocated Block H-J in the corner of the West Stand.
This is accessed through the turnstile opposite the
Maldron Hotel. Every seat has an excellent
unobstructed view of the pitch. One downside however
is the roof does not extend over all the seats, so its
probably best to avoid the bottom few rows in bad
weather. With the North side of the ground empty for
League games and the most vocal home supporters across
the pitch in the East Stand the away section could
possibly feel a little bit isolated.
|Looking Towards The West Stand|
|Where To Drink?|
|There is no
social club at the ground, however across the road
is the Maldron Hotel which is popular with fans. On
the other side of the Tallaght bypass is the town
centre, including the Square Shopping Centre, where
there are plenty of drinking and eating
establishments to be found. They are only around a
five to ten minute walk away. With the N81 Tallaght
bypass being pretty busy at times you might be well
advised to use the footbridge, accessed by a path to
the rear of the North Stand, to get to the town
|How To Get There And Where To Park|
|From the North:
Follow the M1 South of Dublin Airport, exit onto the M50 at Junction 3 and head Westbound around the North suburbs of Dublin. Exit the M50 at Junction 11and turn onto the N81Tallaght Bypass, heading towards Tallaght. You will then see The Square Shopping Centre on the right hand side, with the floodlights of Tallaght Stadium visible on the left hand side. At the traffic lights next to the ground turn left and drive past the Main Stand and turn left into the large car park.
From the Mid West:
Follow the N4 from Maynooth and join the M50 at Junction 7,following the road Southbound. Exit the M50 at Junction 11and turn onto the N81Tallaght Bypass, heading towards Tallaght. You will then see The Square Shopping Centre on the right hand side, with the floodlights of Tallaght Stadium visible on the left hand side. At the traffic lights next to the ground turn left and drive past the main stand and turn left into the large car park.
From the South West:
Follow the N7 North of Naas, then exit onto the N82 at Junction 3 Citywest Interchange. At the end of
the Junction turn left onto the N81 towards Dublin and follow the road through the Western suburbs of Tallaght. On approaching the town centre you will then see the top of the floodlights of the ground appearing beyond the new Maldron Hotel on the right hand side. At the crossroads before The Square Shopping Centre turn right into Whitestown Way, drive past the main stand and turn left into the large car park.
From the South East:
Follow the N11 North of Bray, then join the M50 at Junction 17.Stay on the M50 around the South suburbs of Dublin then exit at Junction 11.Take the first left onto the N81 Tallaght Bypass, heading towards Tallaght. You will then see The Square Shopping Centre on the right hand side, with the floodlights of Tallaght Stadium visible on the left hand side. At the traffic lights next to the ground turn
left and drive past the main stand and turn left into the large car park.
Map showing the location of the Tallaght Stadium (at the bottom of this page).
| North End
|There are no major Rail
connections direct into Tallaght, therefore we
recommend travelling into Dublin then heading West to
Tallaght using the excellent Luas system tram,
boarding at either Dublin Busaras (near to Dublin
Connolly railway station) to the east of Dublin City
Centre or Dublin Heuston Railway Station to the West.
Supporters should get onto a Red Line tram Service heading towards Belgard where the service then travels onto either Saggart or Tallaght. If the service id heading onto Saggart then change at Belgard for Tallaght. The service operates every 10-15 minutes (evenings/weekends) across Dublin from the The Point (Dublin Docklands area to the east) through the centre of Dublin (stopping off at various points) before heading off west to either Saggart or Tallaght.
Please note that although there is a tram line service between Dublin Connolly Railway Station and Tallaght it is far less frequent than The Point to Tallaght service, so you’re best bet on arriving at Dublin Connolly is to go down the escalator and walk along the right hand platform, following the signposts to the Busaras stop. Journey time from the Busaras stop to Tallaght is around 45 minutes, whilst from Heuston to Tallaght is around 30 minutes.
Red line operates between 5.30am-midnight Monday-Friday 6.30am-midnight Sat,7.00am-23.00pm Sunday and Bank Holidays. You will need to buy a ticket on the platform before boarding the tram. Use the touch screen ticket dispenser and select Red Zone 4.Cost is €4.70. For map routes and further information visit the Luas website.
On your arrival at Tallaght Red Line Stop, where the service terminates, it will take you a straightforward five minute walk to get to Tallaght Stadium. For directions see 'By Bus' below.
|There are no major Coach
connections direct into Tallaght, therefore we
recommend travelling into Dublin Busaras coach
station and then using the Dublin Luas Red Line
tram, which has a stop directly outside
Busaras. See by 'Train/Tram' above.
Walking directions from Tallaght Red Line Tram Stop to the stadium:
Once the Luas Red Line tram pulls away from the Hospital stop it will turn to the left and pass under a building. Look to the right and you will see the floodlights of Tallaght Stadium just before the tram pulls into the final Tallaght stop. You have two choices-either go direct to the stadium walking across the mini roundabout and the busy Tallaght Bypass-this will lead you out onto the Whitestown Road side, or follow the road to the left at the mini roundabout to take you to the front facade of “The Square” indoor shopping Centre. From here you will be able to take a footbridge over the Tallaght Bypass which will then return you to the stadium. The main club offices, club shop and west turnstiles can all be accessed from the Whitestown Road side.
for most games is unreserved.
|Official Programme €4|
|West Dublin club St Patricks Athletic
are-geographically speaking-the nearest club but North
club Bohemian have more of a modern day rivalry. For fans old enough to remember the club used to play in South Dublin, and were originally formed in Shamrock Avenue, close to the origins of Shelbourne FC. It is then no surprise to learn that Shelbourne have more of a historical rivalry.
spaces along the front of the East Stand.
To view a 360º panoramic view of the stadium from the centre spot.
Then see Tallaght Stadium on Google Maps.
|League Of Ireland Premier League Fixtures (takes you to the BBC Sports Website)|
|Record And Average Attendance|
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