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Drumcondra (Irish: Droim Conrach, meaning “Conra’s Ridge”) is a residential area and inner suburb on the Northside of Dublin, Ireland. The River Tolka and the Royal Canal flow through the area.
One of the main sights of Dublin is Croke Park, where Ireland’s national games of Gaelic football and hurling may be seen. Boasting a capacity for 82,300 people, it is one of the largest sports stadiums in Europe ‘Croker’ (as it colloquially known) is the headquarters of the Gaelic Athletic Association and also houses the official GAA Museum (on St Josephs Avenue, which is off Clonliffe Road).
The stadium has the right to host the final matches of the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship and All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship. The history of the GAA, which is Irelands largest sporting organisations, is intricacy linked to the birth of modern Ireland.
The stadium is a 20 minute walk from Dublin city centre, or a 5 minute bus ride.The oldest church in the district is Drumcondra Church (Church of Ireland) located at the bend of Church Avenue, abutting All Hallows College.
Georgian period architect James Gandon is buried in the graveyard.The palace of the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Dublin is situated alongside Clonliffe College (the diocesan seminary). Together they occupy an extensive site bounded by Clonliffe Road and the Drumcondra Road (to the South and West) with the River Tolka at the northern extremity.
Drumcondra is home to Croke Park and Tolka Park soccer stadium, in addition to being the home of Shelbourne F.C.. The park was also the base for Drumcondra F.C. (Drums) which was a League of Ireland club from 1928-1972 before it was merged with fellow Dublin club Home Farm.