All About Hurling for Heritage Week at the GAA Museum

This National Heritage Week, the GAA Museum are offering visitors the chance to learn more about the sport of hurling and the Liam MacCarthy Cup. The famous hurling trophy was first awarded in 1923 to the 1921 All-Ireland hurling champions, marking 100 years of the cup this year.

It’s fitting that we choose Heritage Week to discover more about hurling through our special tours and online discussion. The sport of hurling dates back 2000 years and is an intrinsic part of Irish culture. It features strongly in Irish mythology and in 2018 the sports of Hurling and Camogie were added to the UNESCO list of protected cultural activities around the world.

The Liam MacCarthy is an iconic symbol of hurling and in this video GAA Museum curator Joanne Clarkes chat to museum team member Julianne McKeigue about the history of the famous trophy and the man behind the silverware.

Where better to learn about the skills, heroes and uniqueness of hurling than at Croke Park – the home of Irish sport?

Through a passionate guide, hear about the Irish mythological warrior and hurler, CĂș Chulainn while learning the technique and skill required to play and strike the ball. This family friendly tour includes a chance to walk pitchside at Croke Park and spend time in the GAA Museum where the original Liam MacCarthy trophy is on display.
All About Hurling tours for Heritage Week are free of charge but must be booked online in advance. Places are limited and tours will take place at 10am from Monday August 16th to Friday August 20th

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Visitors should familiarise themselves with the  GAA Museum’s health and safety advice and procedures around the spread of Covid-19 in advance of taking the tour. More details can be found at www.crokepark.ie/tours/covid-19