Iconic GAA pub beside Croke Park to close

August 19, 2018

Cork and Clare fans gather outside The Big Tree pub before the drawn All-Ireland SHC final in 2013.
©INPHO/Dan Sheridan.

Many GAA fans will be saddened to hear that The Big Tree Tavern near Croke Park is closing its doors.

The famous Dorset Street establishment has been a popular haunt for GAA supporters heading to Croker for many years, but is now taking its last orders as it makes way for a 163-bed hotel. The pub, which was built in 1493, and adjoining land was purchased by the Dublin Loft Company in a multi-million euro deal last May. 

It's understood that a "much reduced" pub will remain, but the majority of the building will be transformed.

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