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Sporting Events In Dublin


Clayton Hotel Leopardstown is located near some of Ireland’s best sporting grounds and stadiums. The hotel is located approximately 15 minutes away from the Aviva Stadium which offers some of the biggest events in Dublin.

The Aviva Stadium

The hotel is located approximately 15 minutes away from the Aviva Stadium which offers some of the biggest events in Dublin.
The Aviva Stadium is located in Ballsbridge and is accessible by public transport from the hotel. It is the home of Irish soccer and rugby with many music events also taking place throughout the year. Why not stop by the Clayton Hotel Leopardstown bar for some food and a drink before the match?

Leopardstown racecourse

Clayton Hotel Leopardstown is the closest hotel to the Leopardstown racecourse. It is a popular hotel for race-goers and event attendees throughout the year.


The RDS is a multi-purpose sports stadium and host to an array of music concerts. The venue can hold up to an impressive 35,000 people in the main arena. Each year it hosts the world renowned Dublin Horse Show. The show has taken place every summer since 1868. Over the last several years the horse show has developed into a high profile national and international show jumping competition. It is one of the major events in Irish entertainment. When attending the Dublin Horse Show you can also experience fantastic shopping, delicious food, music and daily entertainment. Kids will stay entertained at the popular Kids’ Zone and the style lovers can soak up the fashion and atmosphere at Ladies Day. Clayton Hotel Leopardstown is located just 7km from the RDS leaving it in close proximity for our guests. Each year Clayton Hotel Leopardstown provides a free bus shuttle to the show which is always a great asset for guests staying.

The RDS is also home to the Heineken Cup winning Leinster rugby team. The stadium opened its doors to the rugby union on 15th October 2015 hosting a game between Leinster and Cardiff Blues which Leinster proudly won. Many famous faces have played in the RDS also. It has some of the biggest names in the music industry including Guns n Roses, The Eagles, Bruce Springsteen, Queen and more.

Heading to the Horseshow? Complimentary Shuttle to the Horse Show RDS 2018

The complimentary bus service runs from the hotel to the RDS in the morning and returning home in the evening. Times for the bus are to be confirmed prior to the event.

Croke Park

Although located on the other side of the city, Croke Park is accessible from the Clayton Hotel Leopardstown via taxi or bus. Ireland’s premier GAA stadium and plays host to the All-Ireland finals each year in both hurling and football, with a range of championship matches played also. It is the largest event venue in Ireland and welcomes international acts each year.

Whether you are attending racing at Leopardstown, heading to a 6 Nations Rugby or are up for the big match in Croke Park, Clayton Hotel Leopardstown is the perfect choice for your next stay.


University College Dublin, also known as Ireland’s global university, has been around for 160 years. The university is well known for its sporting clubs and has a sports centre on campus. Their sporting clubs range from archery to windsurfing and there are over 50 clubs. The sports centre has many brilliant facilities such as a physiotherapy hub, squash courts, a rifle range, a sports hall, tennis courts and a climbing wall – to name a few.

Clayton Hotel Leopardstown is located just a 15 minute drive to the UCD campus or is accessible via the number 11 bus route in just 30 minutes.

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