Aviva Stadium

A sports stadium located in Dublin 4, Aviva Stadium is the home for our international rugby and football team. Aviva Stadium has a capacity for 51,700 spectators (all seated). To date the Aviva Stadium has hosted Michael Buble, The Script, Neil Diamond, Madonna, Lady Gaga, Roger Waters and AC/DC.

Grand Canal Hotel is only a 5 minute walk to Aviva Stadium. We have amazing packages to meet your requirements.

Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

An outstanding addition to Ireland’s Theatre world, it was designed by world renowned architect Daniel Libeskind.  The theatre presents the best of National and International Theatre, Musicals, Drama, Opera, Ballet, Family Shows and Classical Concerts. 

The Grand Canal Hotel is only a short walk to and from the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre. We offer amazing overnight packages including tickets to some of the best shows coming to the theatre.

The Convention Centre Dublin

Ireland’s world class, purpose-built international conference and event venue, The Convention Centre is situated in Spencer Dock on the banks of the River Liffey in the heart of Dublin’s city centre. It was designed by Architect Kevin Roche.

The Convention Centre is only a short taxi journey away from the Grand Canal Hotel. We have amazing packages to suit your requirements.


A superb, state-of-the-art entertainment venue, with the kind of world-class acoustics that great music deserves. The 3Arena is located at North Wall Quay and is a 14,500 capacity amphitheatre. U2, Kylie, One Direction etc. have performed at the 3Arena.

The venue is located only 20 minutes’ walk or a short taxi journey from the Grand Canal Hotel.

Croke Park

The headquarters of the main sporting body in Ireland, the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA), Croke Park is the spiritual home of Irish cultural nationalism and is the fourth largest sports stadium in Europe.

Musical icons such as Tina Turner, Bon Jovi, The Police, Neil Diamond and more recently Take That, One Direction, The Script, Pharrell and Ed Sheeran have all entertained crowds at Croke Park.

Grand Canal Dock Dart Station is just opposite the hotel and gives you easy access to Croke Park.

Royal Dublin Society (RDS)

Most notably known as Ireland’s top premier exhibition and event venues, RDS was founded in 1731 and is ideally located in Ballsbridge and is home to Ireland’s largest exhibition and conference center. For six years, the RDS hosted the Web Summit – Europe’s largest and most important technology marketplace.

The Grand Canal Hotel is a popular accommodation choice for exhibitors and is only walking distance to the venue. We offer amazing overnight accommodation packages.