10/12/2015

The GAA Museum Junior Explorer trail

The GAA Museum has introduced a new and very important member to our team. Cluasóg is our new Junior Explorer and has been employed to make sure our younger visitors get the most out of their time here either before or after they take a stadium tour.

Cluasóg has joined the GAA Museum team as our Junior Explorer Mascot

Cluasóg is a larger than life Irish hare with a huge love for Gaelic games and he’s known to be a dab hand (or paw) at the ancient skill of the side-line cut!

The children of Ms Franklin’s 5th class at Shronell National School in Lattin, Co Tipperary came up with the name Cluasóg. Their reason for choosing the name was: “We thought of Luas because it means speed and GAA is associated with speed, and for the Luas railway in Dublin. We thought of Cluas because of its distinctive long ears. We thought Óg for young because the programme is targeted at junior explorers.”

This Irish hare is the leader of our new Junior Explorer route aimed at children between four and ten years old who visit the GAA Museum. The new route highlights some of our most fascinating and famous exhibitions.

Together with their families, younger visitors can pick up a Junior Explorer Passport at the entrance to the museum and the figure out the clues within.

Each clue leads to an exhibit in the museum, and at each of the eight featured exhibits children will find a code word. These code words should be filled out on their passports and when completed the words will reveal a secret sentence.

The passport and secret sentence can then be shown to a staff member and children will receive a special Junior Explorer badge!