- 3,000 tickets have been allocated to English soccer fans
- Sides have not met in Dublin since 1995
- Ireland V England Kick Off Time 1.00pm on the 07th of June in the Aviva Stadium
- English fans: Book your hotel rooms now to avoid disappointment
- Irish Fans: Bring the passion back to Irish soccer in these upcoming fixtures
- Do Irish people call it soccer or football?
Advice For English Fans Visiting
Soccer or Football
Let's hope for a warm day when the English soccer fans return to Dublin and a warm Irish welcome. English fans should be aware that this particular weekend is a very busy time of year in terms of tourism in Ireland. Hotels in particular are very busy so it is advised to book early
to avoid disappointment. Many English fans will arrive by boat via the port of Dun Laoghaire and others will arrive through Dublin Airport. Many will go directly to Dublin's Temple Bar. Temple Bar is a fantastic area, however you are unlikely to encounter many locals here. Some of Ireland's most spectacular scenery and night-life is to be found on Dublin's doorstep in Bray. Bray is a picturesque Irish seaside town that is located 50 minutes from The Aviva Stadium. The Dart (Dublin's light rail system) leaves from Bray and stops directly under the stadium. Bray is located just 40 minutes from Glendalough which is one of the most important historical sites in Ireland and Europe. Bray also boasts a fantastic night-life with fantastic local pubs like Oscars
and lively clubs like The Koo. The best thing about Bray as opposed to Temple Bar is that you will meet local Irish people and experience the real Ireland and you can still easily get to the stadium for less than €5. #Bargain as the kids would say!
Although the abbreviated version of Association Football, the term "football" is used by some in Ireland, soccer is the most common term. The term "football" normally refers to Gaelic Football which is a G.A.A sport, one of Ireland's national sports. If you arrive in Dublin on the 06th of June and want to see what Gaelic Football is all about you could take in a game in Tullamore. The stadium is located a 80 minute drive from Bray Co. Wicklow. You can watch a competitive game between Laois and Kildare which is always an exciting game. Alternatively, if you want to stay in Bray ahead of the Ireland England game, why not watch Laois take on Kildare from the comfort of a local Bray pub.
Bringing Back The Lansdowne Roar For The England Game
The Irish soccer fans have a reputation around the world for being some of the most, for want of a better word, rambunctious fans around. However, of late, the G.A.A fans and the Irish rugby fans have been putting the soccer fans to shame. It is hoped by many that the game against the, so called, "old enemy" and the European Qualifier against Scotland will bring back the roar to Lansdowne Road or the Aviva Stadium as it is now called.