The holding of a major Muslim prayer service at an “iconic” Irish sporting venue has sent a message “to the whole world” that Ireland is a welcoming country, an Islamic leader has said.
About 200 Muslims gathered at Dublin’s Croke Park stadium on Friday to celebrate the Islamic festival of Eid.
Croke Park is the headquarters of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA).
It was made available so Eid could be marked in a safe and socially-distanced way during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The event was addressed by Shaykh Umar Al-Qadri, the chair of Irish Muslim Peace and Integration Council.