This September, over 48,000 College Football fans will be traveling to Dublin from all over the world for the 2016 Aer Lingus College Football Classic. The Boston College Eagles will go head to head with the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on September 3rd 2016 at Dublin’s Aviva Stadium to open the 2016 season. This is the third time in six years an American college football game will take place in Ireland and only the second time Boston College will play in Ireland!
Our friends at Aer lingus have made sure that Dublin will be host to more than just the games. The week leading up to the game will be packed with exciting events throughout Dublin, including a welcome parade and pep rally! The historic and perfectly located Trinity College Dublin will be home to the 2016 Welcome Village, with loads to see and do. Check out their website for a full list of the events.
We will be rooting for the Boston College Eagles here at Irelands Eye! We designed a sweater exclusively for Boston College as part of their college apparel, which is now on sale on their website. We got together with our friends at House of Ireland to show our support and decorated the store window on Nassau Street, with colours inspired by Boston College. Our collection is also available to purchase online from the House of Ireland website. Click here to browse.
Make sure to share your photos with us on Facebook if you decide to go along. Tickets are still available for the event but you can also follow the festivities this weekend by using #GameOnIRE!