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The 175th Anniversary of Michael Cusack

Born the 20th of September 1847, Michael’s love for education, Irish culture and sport led to the foundation of what is today the world’s largest amateur sporting organisation. To commemorate Michael and his legacy, frineds of the GAA museum, the Michael Cusack Centre is dedicating 2022 to celebrating CUSACK 175.

Situated in a stunning location in Carron, in the heart of the award-winning Burren & Cliffs of Moher UNESCO Global Geopark, we invite you to come and explore the “Heart & Soul of the GAA” in the little valley where Michael Cusack was born and where the story of the GAA began.

Our audio-visual experience transports you back in time to famine era 1840s Ireland at the Cusack Homestead Thatched Cottage while the Exhibition Centre, dedicated to Michael Cusack, is a must for all GAA fans. Here the story which began in 1847 is told right through to the formation of the GAA in 1884 and beyond.

To learn more about their programme of events and range of tours, please visit their website here.