Dublin comes alive all year round with the many concerts, shows and events taking place throughout the city. Filling the city with sound, there’s always something to see at one of these outstanding venues:
3Arena is best accessed by the LUAS which you can take from Smithfield square right next to the hotel and it will drop you right outside the 3Arena. The 3Arena is a stunning, state of the art entertainment venue with the kind of world-class acoustics that great music deserves.
Bord Gáis Energy Theatre
Bord Gáis Energy Theatre has the capacity to seat over 2,000 people in the purpose-built theatre. The theatre is located in Grand Canal Square Dublin and since opening, it has played host to some of the most prestigious international acts. The Bord Gáis Energy Theatre is located 3km from Maldron Hotel Smithfield and just a 15-minute taxi journey away.
The Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD)
The Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD) is Ireland’s first purpose-built convention centre, located in Spencer Dock. The CCD plays host to some of the world’s most affluent conferences and exhibitions. Located 3km from Maldron Hotel Smithfield, the best transport option is the LUAS which you can take from Smithfield square right next to the hotel and it will drop you right outside the CCD.
Croke Park has not only witnessed epic sporting battles on the pitch, the stadium also hosted a number of international rock and pop acts. Each year hundreds of thousands of music lovers come to see their favourite musicians performing sell-out shows. Croke Park is located just 2.5km and a short taxi drive from Maldron Hotel Smithfield.
The Olympia Theatre
The Olympia Theatre is a well-known venue in the heart of Dublin city. Located on Dame Street, it is just a 15-minute walk and 1.4km from Maldron Hotel Smithfield.
Vicar Street has played host to hundreds of memorable shows since it opened in 1998. Vicar Street’s hugely atmospheric room and perfect sound and sightlines throughout has led it to become a firm favourite for both acts and fans alike. Maldron Hotel Smithfield is located within 15 minutes’ walk or 5 minutes by taxi from Vicar Street and is an ideal base for those visiting this phenomenal venue.
Marlay Park is a large outdoor park on the south side of Dublin city that has become a popular concert venue with numerous concerts taking place each year, including the Longitude Music Festival. The park also has a golf course, two playgrounds and is very popular with locals. Every weekend there is a market filled with local produce and crafts. With many transport links to choose from, it is very easy to reach Marlay Park from Dublin city centre.