Richmond Park Like?
External View (photo)
Main Stand (photo)
Where To Drink?
Inchicore End (photo)
How To Get There And Where To Park
Cowshed End (photo)
Looking Towards The Cowshed (photo)
Record & Average Attendance
Richmond Park Location Map
|What's Richmond Park Like?|
Richmond Park is located close to
Inchicore, in the West suburbs of Dublin. Visiting
fans walking or driving to the ground along Emmet
Road could be forgiven for looking for floodlights
to guide the way but the ground itself is set in a
valley, with its playing surface and set of pitch
side floodlight pylons a good couple of metres below
Emmet Road, and with Victorian terrace houses to the
South, high rise modern apartments to the East and
an Industrial Unit to the West, Richmond Park truly
is a hidden gem, with the only sign of a football
ground is a turnstile block leading off a sloping
road and a modern mural baring the emotive rallying
call 'Once a Saint always a Saint'. The Club Offices
themselves are located amongst a row of Victorian
terrace houses, here a large red gate with a sign
above baring the forthcoming match fixtures leads
into the rear of the Main Stand.
|No further changed
are likely to be made at Richmond Park. The ground
comfortably holds crowds for LOI Premier Division
fixtures and, combining both the Main Stand and
Inchicore End seats, Richmond Park currently has 100
more seats than the 2,700 minimum seating capacity
required for UEFA Europa League fixtures. However with
the ground lacking a big car park, modern changing
room or executive facilities is was perhaps
unsurprising that in 2005 the club was considering a
joint tenancy at Tallaght Stadium alongside Shamrock
Rovers. Fans of St Patrick's however opposed the plans
and in 2006 the club instead signaled its intent to
stay at Richmond Park by purchasing the Richmond House
|Away fans are allocated Block A of seating in
the Main Stand. With a majority of the home support
also sitting in the stand under the same roof then
this contributes to a great atmosphere. Depending on
numbers then away fans are also housed in the Shed End
Terrace and for real big games then the open shed side of the Camac
Terrace can also be opened.
|Where To Drink?|
club owns the Richmond House Pub on Emmet Street,
however it is uncertain if away fans are allowed
inside. There is a good selection of food and drink
outlets situated at Inchicore, five minutes walk
further West along Emmet Road. There are a handful
of public houses located in the opposite direction
heading back along Emmet Road towards Dublin City
|How To Get There And Where To Park|
|From the North:
Follow the M1 Southbound from Dublin Airport. Rather than continue into the busy Dublin City Centre and heading west towards the Inchicore district along the River Liffey or North Circular Road/Phoenix Park routes you may find it a better option to follow the M50 and head towards Inchicore from the South West.To do this join the M50 at Junction 3 and follow the road Westbound towards the N7.Exit at Junction 9,at the Red Cow roundabout turn left onto the R110 and follows alongside the Luas Red Tram Line.Continue following the tram line then continue straight over the Grand Canal into Inchicore as the tram line turns right. Once in the shopping area of Inchicore take the first right into Emmet Road and Richmond Park is located on the left hand side.
From the West:
Follow the N4 from Lucan towards the West suburbs of Dublin,then at Junction 7 of the M50 turn onto the motorway and follow Southbound,exiting at Junction 9.At the Red Cow roundabout turn left onto the R110 and follows alongside the Luas Red Tram Line.Continue following the tram line then continue straight over the Grand Canal into Inchicore as the tram line turns right.Once in the shopping area of Inchicore take the first right into Emmet Road. Richmond Park is located on the left hand side.
From the South:
Follow the N11 from Bray into the South suburbs of Dublin. Once past Donnybrook Rugby Ground you may find it quicker to use Dublin's Outer Orbital Route rather than continue towards the busy Saint Stephens Green,Dublin Castle,River Liffey and City Centre Shopping area route. To do this turn left at Junction 54 onto Grand Parade which runs alongside the canal. Continue on the road to Junction 61 then at the crossroads turn left into Emmet Road. Richmond Park is located on the right hand side.
Street parking can be found along Emmet Road and Bulfin Road, the junction opposite the club offices.
The ground is not easy to spot as you won’t be able to see any of the floodlights or stands from the roadside. On Emmet Road you need to be looking for a bright red mural bearing 'Once a Saint always a Saint' which leads down a slope to the turnstiles, and further along Emmet Road where you will find the club offices and a large red gate in a row of Victorian terrace houses.
Map showing the location of the Richmond Park football ground (at the bottom of this page).
railway station is Dublin Heuston which is about a
mile away from Richmond Park. As you come out of the main
entrance turn right and at a convenient point cross
over to the other side of the dual carriageway.
Continue straight along this road and after about half
a mile on reaching a large roundabout with traffic
lights turn left onto the South Circular Road (R111).
You will pass a Hilton Hotel on your right and then at
the crossroads with traffic lights (there is a Kleen
Well Dry Cleaners on one corner) turn right into Emmet
Road. Th entrance to the ground is down this road on
the right, opposite a church.
Otherwise from the centre of Dublin you can take the Luas Red Line tram, heading towards Saggart or Tallaght. You will then need to alight at the Goldenbridge stop alongside the canal and then take the five minute walk from Goldenbridge to Richmond Park. Walk over the canal footbridge and follow the cul-de-sac road into the housing estate. At the first junction take the right turn to lead you into Connolly Avenue.At the end of the road turn left and as the road curves to the right you will see the club offices and a big red entrance gate on the opposite side of the junction. Once you have crossed the road you will find the main gate leads into the rear of the Main stand and cowshed end, whilst further along the road to the left a narrow industrial estate road slopes down to a set of turnstiles accessing the Inchicore Road open seated end and riverside open terrace.
The Red Line 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. For route maps and timetables visit the Luas Website.
Towards The Cowshed
|Official Programme €4|
|Fellow established Dublin League Of Ireland
Premier Division Clubs Bohemian, Shelbourne &
South Club Shamrock Rovers, who are now based out in Tallaght.
|League Of Ireland Premier League Fixtures (takes you to the BBC Sports Website)|
|Record And Average Attendance|
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