Handstands on roof of Dublins Croke Park Stadium

Yesterday, an announcement was made that the Croke Park stadium will offer a birds eye view over Dublin City, with walking tours of the roof top. Croke Park was originally built just for use by the GAA for Irish sports Gaelic Football and Hurling but in recent years due the refurbishment of Lansdowne Road, which up until 2007 hosted football and rugby matches and also music concerts, the GAA over turned an old ruling (Rule 42) to allow other sports to be played in Croke Park. This is while the new Aviva Stadium was being built which actually officially opens today.

THE GAA is to offer rooftop walking tours of Dublin‘s Croke Park from early next year which will offer visitors panoramic views over the capital.

A walkway will be built on the roof of the stadium and tours will be offered from next January, costing in the region of €100.

Based on the Sydney Harbour Bridge climb, the walkway will be 35 metres above ground.

It will give visitors a bird’s eye view of the capital, with uninterrupted 360 degree views of Dublin Bay, the mountains, the Spire on O’Connell Street, the Obelisk in the Phoenix Parkand Liberty Hall.

The plan was announced yesterday morning as daredevil Eskil Ronningsbakken balanced on a giant, wire figure ‘3’ some 60 metres above the ground to advertise a mobile phone company’s new branding slogan “Do things you never thought possible”.

You can read the article and view the video of Eskil Ronningsbakken performing on the roof  here on the Irish Independent newspaper website.

There are also some pictures here.

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