Everything We Know About the 2022 Nebraska Cornhuskers Season Opener in Dublin, Ireland
Have you heard? The Nebraska Cornhuskers football team is packing up their bags and rolling across the pond to Dublin, Ireland for the 2022 Season Opener against Northwestern.
Let’s all hope for the luck of the Irish with next season’s victories.
This unique sporting event will take place on August 27th, 2022 at the Aviva Stadium. The time is yet to be announced. The Aer Lingus College Football Classic will be the second game in a new five-game series of college games in Dublin. This setting is home to the Irish Rugby Football Union and the Republic of Ireland national football team.
If you’re a Husker fan, paint the green town red by booking through the Official Huskers Ireland Tour group.
The Official Huskers Ireland Tour group coordinated travel arrangements available for purchase on their site. You can join fellow alumni and fans in destinations across multiple cities. You can take a look into our suitcases to see what we pack for traveling, too!
Traveling to Dublin, Ireland
Because we know how much you love to travel and be on-the-go with your favorite teams, we want to give you the low-down on the city and its adventures before you book your tickets for the fall game.
About Dublin, Ireland
Perched on the northwest tip of Europe, Ireland boasts character, old folklore, rolling landscapes, and some of the most welcoming locals in the world, ranked as the world’s Top 10 friendliest, in fact.
This historic town was built over 1,000 years ago and is packed full of welcoming residents and creativity.
Because of the city’s lengthy lineage, there are many cathedrals and long-standing architectural structures to investigate when you’re there. Following are some of our favorites.
If you’re not a big drinker, scroll a few lines down to castles and mountainscapes. If you do enjoy the occasional sip, especially in a city of rich boozy history, you’re welcome.
The Guinness Storehouse
This structure’s interior is designed to look like a pint of what’s made in this factory: Guinness, an Irish dry stout.
If you tour the Guinness factory, you will learn about Guinness family history and how this beer is created to be sent off to schmoozing fans all over the world. At the end of the tour, you can appreciate a 360 degree view of the Dublin skyline while you enjoy a pint of this refreshing drink.
Old Jameson Distillery
Whiskey production ceased at this facility in the 1970s, but historical information and whiskey-tasting still drips through this historic building. Leave the Old Jameson Distillery tour with an exclusive Whiskey Taster Certificate to certify your education on traditional Irish whiskey to take home to friends and family back home.
Journey over 800 years back into Ireland at the prehistoric Dublin Caste. This 11-acre lot holds ancient stories that you can explore through self-guided or guided tours on the property. You will see many of the ornate rooms, gardens, and various museums on campus.
Prepare for a full day’s excursion to the Wicklow Mountains, a must-see landscape during your time in Ireland. When you’re there, you may recognize the setting from the popular movie, P.S. I Love You. Do we hear the whisper, “Love conquers all”?
Where to Stay in Dublin, Ireland
As previously noted, the Official Huskers Ireland Tour has special rates in place for you at the following hotels.
This hotel is a centrally-located, contemporary boutique establishment with a bar, a gym and a reading room. We would love to see more of these in the States. The City Centre is located only three minutes (walking-distance) away, with access to the top restaurants and shopping in town.
The Westbury is a 5-star hotel and we love this establishment, because they coordinated a list of entertainment events that you can look into before your trip. Oh, and, this hotel guarantees luxury.
We may be biased with our preference for this city, but we love the purple aesthetic of this hotel’s lobby. Take a look at their website to see why we have heart-eyes for their designs.
Sports Bars in Dublin
Throw a stone in Dublin and you’re sure to hit a sports pub.
Throw a stone from the Aviva Stadium and you’ll hit The Bridge 1859. What’s really interesting about this bar is it’s owned by multiple famous rugby players. They surely must know how to “sport” and “sport” well.
We also like the looks of The Living Room, for the fact that you can socialize all evening with travelers and locals at “Ireland’s number 1 sports bar and party venue amidst the hustle and bustle of Dublin City.” They’re sure to play your favorite sporting events on one of their 50 big screens while you sip and socialize at their beer garden. In the evening, it sounds like they drop the lights and turn the music up for a party only a trip to Ireland deserves. Waiter, bring us water!
Shopping in Dublin, Ireland
The Dundrum Shopping Centre features a wide variety of shops and eateries that include House of Fraser and Harvey Nichols.
We also found Henry Street, with a high-concentration of boutiques, sidewalk stands, and Dublin’s oldest and largest department store, Arnotts.
As always, you can shop Alumna House before the big game online. There's no need to wait for opening store hours or make a trip to the store when we can deliver your customized, licensed and logo-ed game day apparel to your front door step.