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New Skywalk pathway in Dublin at 44m alow panoramic views of the city.

The highlight of the Skyline tour of Croke Park stadium is a walkway suspended over the stadium which has a drop of 44m (144 feet),the equivalent of 17 storeys.The Skyline is a first for Dublin, giving a permanent dedicated platform for panoramic views of the city.

The idea originated when Croke Park installed floodlights in 2006. It is modelled on a walk along the top of the Olympic Stadium in Munich, one of the few other stadiums in Europe to have such a facility. At Croke Park, visitors take a lift to the nosebleed seats in the seventh tier of the Hogan Stand and from there walk to the top of the stand to begin the tour. Though harnesses are provided, they are mostly superfluous as the walk platform is flush in the middle of the stand. There are five viewing platforms from which the public can see as far as the Hill of Howth and the Sugar Loaf mountain.

There are also plans to allow for both abseiling down the stands and a zip wire, so people can traverse from one stand to another on a pulley suspended on a cable.

Get another kind of kick at the Skywalk. The highlight of the Skyline tour of Croke Park is a wal...

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