World Cup Football in Dublin and Belfast this March


Belfast- WikicommonsWe’re now in the thick of the qualifying stages for the most prestigious football competition in the world, the FIFA World Cup, with the World Cup Finals in Russia in 2018 awaiting the group winners and some of the runners-up. The winners of each of the nine European qualifying groups will automatically progress to the World Cup in Russia while the eight best runners-up will contest play-offs to decide the remaining four European places at the football tournament.

Both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland are in contention for qualifying for Russia 2018 and that would be a great achievement considering their World Cup history. Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland have each qualified three times for the World Cup Finals and they will be desperate to emulate their achievements of both reaching the Euro 2016 finals with another impressive qualification campaign. So far so good with both teams doing well in their first four matches.

Northern Ireland currently sit second in Group C behind defending World Cup Champions Germany while Ireland have gone one better and sit on top of Group D. Next up though are tough matches with Wales at home in the Aviva Stadium in Dublin city for the Republic of Ireland on 24 March 2017 while Northern Ireland take on Norway at Windsor Park in Belfast two days later on the 26th of March.

If you’re a fan of Norway, Wales, Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland and coming to either or both of these World Cup football qualifiers, make sure that you book a comfortable budget room in Dublin or Belfast with Travelodge Ireland Hotels today.


Some Friendly Ice at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin

Perhaps not as glamorous as the two World Cup qualifiers but still the emerging stars of European football and many neutrals’ favourite team in the Euro 2016 tournament, Iceland will challenge Ireland at the Aviva Stadium on Tuesday, 28 March 2017. It will be a chance for Ireland manager, Martin O’Neill to look at his wider squad and fans can look forward to the famous Viking Thunderclap after the match when the Icelandic team commune with their supporters. This soccer friendly in March will be Iceland’s fourth visit to Dublin city but it’ll be the first time the two teams have met since a World Cup qualifier in Reykjavik back in 1997. Ireland won that one, 4-2, hopefully a good omen for this Aviva Stadium friendly.

Don’t be left out in the cold if you’re coming to Dublin for the football matches against Wales or Iceland, book a quality budget Dublin city hotel today with Travelodge Ireland.


Cheap Dublin hotel rooms for Republic of Ireland Football Fans

We run 5 budget Dublin hotels around the city so you’ll get a great range of choices with Travelodge wherever you want to stay in the city. Our Travelodge Stephens Green Hotel is located right in the city centre of Dublin, just a short distance from the Aviva Stadium. Our two Dublin airport hotels, Travelodge Dublin Airport South and Dublin Airport ‘Swords’ North are perfectly placed for those flying in from abroad, while our Travelodge City Centre, Rathmines Hotel offers convenience just outside of the city centre and the Travelodge Phoenix Park hotel gives our guests a relaxing area to rest in.

When you stay in Dublin with Travelodge Ireland Hotels, you can be sure not only of great budget room rates but friendly service and a very comfortable room. Each of our hotel rooms provides a king size Sleepeezee mattress to sleep on, a flat screen TV to watch the highlights of the international soccer matches you’ve been attending on and a spacious en-suite bathroom to wash up in. And Travelodge Ireland provides free, fast unlimited Wi-Fi for as many devices as your family can pack into their kit bags.

If you really want to get the best of the Dublin experience when you come to town for an Ireland football match, also check out our Dublin Top 10 Attractions page and be a Dubliner for a few days.


Belfast Hotels for Northern Ireland Soccer Supporters

Travelodge is the best choice for anyone looking for cheap hotel accommodation in Ireland or Northern Ireland. When you book with us you’ll get the best rates guaranteed, saving you more than any other hotel or booking site, while our comfortable rooms make sure that you can get a great night’s rest.

Our Travelodge Belfast Hotel is perfectly located for anyone heading to Windsor Park. The park is in the south, just under two miles away from our budget Belfast hotel, located right in the city centre. With convenient Belfast transport routes from just outside our hotel and great attractions nearby, there’s really no better choice than our cheap Belfast hotel.

In Belfast our guests will find some brilliant attractions nearby, try out our Belfast Top 10 Attractions page to understand the attraction of sites like the city’s Titanic Quarter.