Chances are you’ve got Irish blood in you, even if it’s six generations back and once removed. So make your rellies proud by kneeling at the sporting shrine that is Croke Park, home of the Gaelic Athletic Association—or GAA. That’s the collective name for all indigenous Irish sports like hurling, Gaelic football, camogie and handball. In 1884 when the association was set up, sport was the preserve of the genteel classes so the promotion of traditional Irish sports was seen as an important political, social and cultural move. The museum at the spectacular new Croke Park stadium explores the history of the association and interactive screens let you test your own skills, listen to recordings from special matches and replay historic moments. You can also tour the grounds and imagine walking the sweaty corridor from the dressing room to pitch in front of 80,000 screaming fans.
- Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 09:30 AM to 05:00 PM
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