Wednesday, November 6, 2013

6 Nations 2014, Aviva Stadium, Dublin

6 Nations 2014, Aviva Stadium, Dublin

It may seem like a while away yet, but fans hoping to travel for next year’s 6 Nations are already making plans for their weekend in Ireland. 

As the matches are already set for 2014 and 2015, fans can avail of good accommodation rates and secure their bookings in advance. 

On Sunday February 2 Ireland takes on Scotland in the Aviva Stadium. In that same week Ireland V Wales takes place on the Sunday. So a heavy week of rugby for Ireland and one that Irish fans hope will bring victory on Irish soil.

Drogheda, Co Louth, a town of over 40,000 inhabitants has a strong rubgy tradition. Home to Shane Horgan, former Irish player and now rugby commentator, he town will be jam packed with fans watching the match live throughout the 6 Nations. Drogheda is located approximately 40 minutes from Dublin and offers access to the Aviva Stadium through the Port Tunnel. Fans wishing to travel to the Aviva from Drogheda can be there in less than an hour by bus or little over an hour by train.

With all bars showing the match live in Drogheda, fans may prefer to stay within the town if they haven’t secured tickets to soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the friendly competitive banter. Many fans have been returning to Drogheda for years, enjoying the friendliness of the local people and the love of rugby within the town. 

The d Hotel in the centre of Drogheda is offering room only rates of just €64 per person sharing for a 2 night stay on Sat 1 and Sun 2 February for Ireland V Scotland. The same offer is available for the Ireland v Wales match the following week on Sat 8 and Sun 9 February. These pre-paid internet only rates need to be booked in advance to avail of the special offer. The matches will be shown live at the d Hotel's Gastropub Wm Cairnes & Son.

For more information on staying in Drogheda during the 6 Nations 2014 call the d Hotel on 00 353 41 9877700. Bookings can be made direct through 


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