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Following a historic three-in-a-row All-Ireland victory from the Boys in Blue at Croke Park yesterday, it's safe to say that an awful lot of Dublin GAA fans are waking up with sore heads this morning.

But, the party isn't over yet.

Dub supporters will today have the chance to celebrate with the winning team as they descend on Smithfield square for a special homecoming from 6.30pm this evening.

Lord Mayor Mícheál Mac Donncha says there's plenty of room for everyone to enjoy the festivities.

"(Smithfield is) a big open-air space with plenty of room for everybody and we'll be greeting the squad after I host a reception at the Mansion House. We look forward to a huge celebration for the 3-in-a-row Dubs."

This is a family-friendly and alcohol-free event and Dublin City Council have asked those who intend on travelling to the homecoming to use public transport.

Commuters should note that the Smithfield Luas stop may be closed from 6pm to 8pm, though the Four Courts and Museum stops will still be in use.

Supporters can gain access to event from North King Street, Friary Avenue and Thundercut Alley.

Let's hope those jerseys aren't too wrecked from yesterday's shenanigans.

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So, in case you weren't aware, there's a pretty big event coming up in the Irish sporting calendar.

This Sunday, Dublin senior footballers will take on Mayo in the GAA All Ireland Final, and it's safe to say people are rather excited about the epic clash.

However, it looks like some GAA fans will be left disappointed after Dublin City Council has confirmed it will not be showing the match on a big screen in Smithfield.

It was previously feared that the event would not go ahead due to the excessive cost of putting it together, though a statement from those in charge has confirmed the decision was made over concerns for local residents.

"To organise three large events in a row, with separate build and take down requirements, is considered an unfair imposition on residents in the area", a statement read.

Dublin City Council said it wants to "apologise for any confusion that may have arisen and wish the Dubs all the best".

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A retro games bar sounds cool, but once you dive into this place you will realise it's a millennial's DREAM.

A legit dream.

Token opened in Smithfield during the week and consists of a bar, a retro arcade, a pinball parlour, a restaurant and and an event space.

 

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That's not it, either. Next month, a specialised craft brew bar will open too.

And if playing Pac Man while drinking sweet craft beer isn't enough to get you excited, then all you need to do is take a look at its menu:

Dying? We are too. The new Smithfield spot recommend you book in advance so you won't be waiting for a table, but walk-ins are still welcome.

It's open from 4-11pm on weekdays and 4pm-midnight on weekends.

We just think we found our new favourite place.

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According to emerging reports, a tour bus crashed into a Red Line Luas at Smithfield earlier this morning.

Emergency services were called to the scene at 11am and it has been established that there have been no reports of injuries.

The public have, however, been advised that trams will not be running between Smithfield and The Point, and there will be further delays down the line.

Customers have been made aware of the disruption through social media, with the official Luas website offering further details.

"Please be advised that Luas services are running between Saggart, Tallaght and Blackhorse only due to incident on the line at Smithfield," it read "There are no services between The Point/Connolly and Blackhorse."

Customers have been assured that Luas tickets are valid on Dublin Bus services for the duration.

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If you're obsessed with urban legends and fascinated by local folklore, then make sure you nab a spot in Dublin's Smithfield Square at 7pm this October 31.

In collaboration with Solus Street Art, the Bram Stoker Festival and The Cauldron Of Smithfield will be giving the public an insight into some of the most villainous characters to ever walk the streets of Smithfield, Stoneybatter and beyond.

Shining a light on our capital city's most infamous characters, a collection of Frightening Freaks and Murderous Maniacs will be displayed in certain areas for your viewing (dis)pleasure.

And if simply taking it all in isn't enough for you, then why not get involved and help Solus paint the final piece of this huge art installation on the spookiest night of the year?

Go on, go spend this Halloween with your capital city's creepiest characters.

Catch y'all there.

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