28/07/2022

It's All About Hurling at the GAA Museum for Heritage Week

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. 

Where better to learn about the skills, heroes and uniqueness of hurling than at Croke Park – the home of Irish sport? Hurling dates back over 2000 years and in 2018, alongside camogie, it was added to the UNESCO list of protected cultural activities around the world. 

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 tour is for kids and 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.
 
The Hands on Hurling tour on Thursday 18th August for Heritage Week is free of charge but must be booked online in advance. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. 

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Following the tour, children can also follow our Junior Explorer Route around the museum and spend time in our interactive games area.