Samhain Tours & Tales at the GAA Museum

Treasure hunts, storyteller and a harvest menu at the GAA Museum this Halloween.

The GAA Museum is marking the ancient Irish festival of Samhain in a new specially-created family event – Samhain Tours & Tales – this Halloween.

The Samhain festival traditionally marked the end of the harvest season and was the most important of all the Celtic celebrations. With this in mind the GAA Museum will be celebrating in style and invites families to take part in a unique experience which includes a stadium treasure hunt and a performance from one of Ireland’s leading ‘seanchaithe’ or storytellers. 

Visitors will follow harvest-themed clues around Croke Park to find Séamus the Samhain Scarecrow as he guards Harvest treasure somewhere in the stadium! The clues will lead through the dressing rooms and to pitchside in the hunt for the elusive Séamus who, when found, will have a small gift for all younger guests. 

Following a successful harvest, visitors will be treated to a very special show by storyteller Eddie Lenihan. Seanchaí Eddie will have his audience enthralled as he recalls the Samhain of his childhood and remembers hurling with the fairy folk!  

Eddie’s unmissable tales are suitable for all the family and he will draw on the stories he told his own children as they grew up. He has performed around the world and continues to research and publish Irish fairy stories, historical tales and accounts of ghosts. 

Tickets for this evening event must be booked in advance online. The price also includes a hot Halloween drink for all adult ticketholders, a small gift for all children and late entry to the GAA Museum. Visitors should allow approximately two hours for the experience. 

The Blackthorn Café located in the GAA Museum will also have extended opening hours serving a delicious Harvest Menu including spiced pumpkin soup, hay torched roast chicken and sabbat beef stew. 

Samhain Tours & Tales: Ticket Prices
Adults: €16
Children (U16): €12
Students / Seniors (with ID): €14
Family of 4 (2 adults & 2 children): €50

Samhain Tours & Tales Performances at 5pm, 6pm & 7pm on the following dates
Saturday October 28th
Sunday October 29th
Monday October 30th
Tuesday October 31st
Wednesday November 1st