Extra tickets released for The Homecoming

Merrion Square

Sunday September 29th 2019 | 1.30pm-4.30pm

Dublin City Council are delighted to confirm that an extra 1,000 free tickets to The Homecoming on Sunday 29th September will be released on Eventbrite on Saturday September 28th at 12 noon.  The Dublin County Board returned these tickets to Dublin City Council after distributing their allocation through the GAA clubs.   There has been huge public interest in the event and it is with enormous pride that Dublin City Council host ‘The Homecoming’ to celebrate the historic ‘five-in-a-row’ victory of the Dublin Senior Men’s Gaelic Football team and the ‘three-in-a-row victory’ for the Dublin Ladies Gaelic Football team.

Consultations took place this week with representatives from An Garda Síochána, Dublin Fire Bridge, the Health Service Executive, bus transport providers and Dublin City Council's officials to explore the possibility of the Dublin Football Team taking an open tour bus tour through the city before arriving at the Homecoming event on Sunday 29th September.

Following a detailed discussion and risk assessment, the consensus was that it was logistically impractical to safely stage an open top bus tour which could draw additional visitors to the already sold-out event on Merrion Square.

The Homecoming event will be streamed live on the Dublin City Council Events Facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/EVENTSDCC/ from 1.30pm this Sunday September 29th. The event, hosted by Marty Morrissey, will feature live music from Keywest, Eoin Thomas & The Rising Sons, interviews with former Dublin football stars, a specially commissioned video of Dublin wins, highlights from both the ladies and men’s matches and live on stage the victorious all-conquering Dublin teams and staff.

Useful information for ticket holders for The Homecoming on Merrion Square


  • Gates to the event open at 1.30pm. There are no facilities for queuing before 1.30pm
  • Merrion Square South and East, Fitzwilliam Street Lower and Mount Street Upper will be closed to traffic from 6pm on Saturday September 28th until 2am on Monday September 30th.
  • Access routes to the event are on the map below.


  • There is no parking at the event and no special arrangements for event parking in the 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.


  • The event is sold out. You must have a ticket or wristband to enter the event.
  • DO NOT come to Merrion Square on Sunday unless you have a ticket or wristband.
  • There are no overflow or secondary viewing areas for people without tickets or wristbands.
  • Searches will be in place at the access points to the event.
  • Do not bring bags larger than A4 in size, large flags or flagpoles to the event
  • You cannot bring in or consume alcohol at the event.
  • Glass or cans, umbrellas, garden furniture, selfie sticks or flares will not be permitted.
  • Free drinking water will be available at the entrance to each zone so bring your drinking bottles.
  • If you have an Eventbrite ticket and require access to the special needs area please contact us using the "Contact the organiser" tab on your ticket before 5pm on Friday September 27th.
  • Use the bins provided to dispose of your rubbish responsibly.