Ireland Events Announced

Information on several exciting events surrounding the Emerald Isle Classic on September 1, 2012 in Dublin, Ireland are now available.

Emerald Isle Event Schedule

On Friday, August 31, the Notre Dame-Ireland Celebration and Pep Rally will be held at O2 Arena in Dublin. This will be a terrific event that will include entertainment that highlights the Irish culture as well as the traditional Notre Dame pep rally.The event will be open to the public, but tickets are required – $20 each. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. All proceeds generated from ticket revenue will be donated to local charities in Ireland.


A Notre Dame football weekend tradition, Mass, will be relocated to historic Dublin Castle for the game. Held on game day morning at 9 a.m., join Dublin Archbishop Diarmuid Martin and University President Rev. John Jenkins, C.S.C., celebrate Mass.

Immediately following Mass, the Notre Dame Tailgate will kickoff in Temple Bar – just a short walk from Dublin Castle. Located throughout the Temple Bar area, the tailgate will bring all the Notre Dame fans together to enjoy the best of Ireland prior to the game. Appearances to include the Notre Dame Marching Band, the Leprechaun, the cheerleaders and much more. This event is free and open to the public.

Check back often as additional events and information will be added!