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The Homecoming

History has been made! The coveted ‘five-in-a-row’ was finally claimed by the mighty Dublin Senior Men’s Gaelic Football team followed by a ‘three-in-a-row victory’ for the Dublin Ladies Gaelic Football team.

Dublin city is still in awe of these great sporting champions and it is with enormous pride that the Lord Mayor invites all Dublin fans to unite for ‘The Homecoming’ on Sunday September 29th from 1.30pm to 4.30pm in Merrion Square.

The Homecoming, presented by Dublin City Council, will feature live performances from Keywest and Eoin Thomas & The Rising Sons, followed by interviews with former Dublin football stars hosted by Marty Morrissey, a specially commissioned video of Dublin wins from 1891 to 2018, highlights from both the ladies and the men’s matches and live on stage the victorious, all-conquering Dublin teams and staff.

This is a victory for two great teams, and with them in mind, and following consultation with the Dublin County Board and the Dublin Ladies Gaelic Association, it was agreed that Sunday the 29th was the best date to celebrate.

Lord Mayor of Dublin Paul Mc Auliffe said “The Homecoming will be full of colour and excitement and an opportunity for Dublin fans to reunite and relive sporting history with their heroes”

Important Information

If you are planning to attend The Homecoming on Merrion Square, live or work in the area please remember:

Merrion Square South and East, Fitzwilliam Street Lower and Mount Street Upper will be closed to traffic from 6pm on Saturday September 28th
There is no parking at the event there are no special arrangements for event parking
in the Merrion Square area.
Log on to www.journeyplanner.transportforireland.ie to use public transport to get to the event. The DART stops at Pearse and Grand Canal Dock which are within walking distance of the event.
Gates to the event open at 1.30pm
Access routes to the event are on the attached map.
This is a family friendly event and alcohol is not permitted.
You cannot bring in or consume alcohol at the event.
Free Drinking Water will be available at the entrance to each audience zone so bring your drinking bottles.
Searches will be in place at the access points to the event. Please do not bring bags bigger than A4 or large flags or flag poles.