18/09/2018

Halloween Magic for Pumpkin ‘Pitch’ Kids!

Croke Park’s GAA Museum is marking the ancient Irish festival of Samhain with a new spooktacular family-fun event – Samhain Magic at the Museum – this Halloween.

A mixture of tricks and treats await your little ghosts, goblins and witches as they follow a pumpkin trail on a (slightly!) hair raising tour as darkness descends on Croke Park, stopping at all the famous spots including the dressing rooms, warm-up areas and pitch side.  Next, they will be treated to a very special Samhain-themed magic show by magician Brian Daly, who will wow all the family with his tricks and ability to make people laugh out loud in wonder. Those really looking to get into the ‘spirit’ of things should go along in fancy dress - there’s a mini Liam or Sam up for grabs for best costume on each tour!
Your family will also get to explore the GAA Museum, where you can view the original Sam Maguire and Liam Mac Carthy cups, learn all about your local GAA legends, and have lots of fun in the Interactive Games Zone!

After all the magic tricks of the day, you’ll deserve some treats, so head along to The Blackthorn Café located in the GAA Museum, where the adults will be treated to a complimentary seasonal hot Halloween drink. The café, which has extended opening hours over midterm, also has a delicious Harvest Menu that includes spiced pumpkin and cinnamon soup, slow cooked traditional corned beef, traditional Irish stew, Wexford Lamb with root vegetables, barm brack and chocolate apples.

The Samhain festival traditionally marked the end of the harvest season and was the most important of all the Celtic celebrations, so it’s fitting that the GAA Museum, which celebrates our Celtic culture, honours this tradition.
Performances will take place at 5pm, 6pm & 7pm from Friday October 26th to Tuesday October 30th.  Tickets, which cost €16 for adults, €12 for children under 16, €14 for seniors and €50 for a family of 4 (2 adults, 2 children) must be booked in advance online as there is limited availability.

The price includes a seasonal hot Halloween drink for all adult ticketholders and exclusive after-hours entry to the GAA Museum.  Lunch in the Blackthorn Café is additional. Visitors should allow approximately two hours for the experience.

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