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Michael Cusack Centre

Carron | Co Clare, Carran, Ireland
+353 65 708 9944
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Interesting way to spend an hour or so on a wet Sunday in August!

I wouldn’t be the biggest GAA fan in the world so I was a bit apprehensive when a friend suggesting... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2017
Dublin, Ireland
Highlight of our trip

We stopped here after seeing other TripAdvisor reviews. Being English we knew almost nothing about... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2017
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Born in Carron in 1847, Michael Cusack founded the largest amateur sporting organisation in the world, the Gaelic Athletic Association. The Centre in Carron is dedicated to the memory of the man who is widely regarded as the saviour of Irish sports. The lovingly restored traditional thatched cottage reflects the character of 19th century Ireland. The dwelling appears today in its original state and is typical of famine cottages of the era. Even the courtyard and surrounding fields remain largely untouched. The contemporary display in our award winning visitor centre offers a unique perspective on Irish history, heritage and culture. Some interesting free attractions also in the area include the 6km Cusack Way walk (opened Oct 2013)from the Michael Cusack Centre to Cahercommaun Cliff Fort and Poulnabrone Dolmen. The centre caters for school tours, individuals and groups. Open April to 30th September, 7 days a week from 10 - 5pm,
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Carron | Co Clare, Carran, Ireland
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Reviewed 25 August 2017

I wouldn’t be the biggest GAA fan in the world so I was a bit apprehensive when a friend suggesting we visit the centre. However, I had no need to be. The centre is well run, had very interesting and informative information, not just about...More

Thank MOD_10
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

We stopped here after seeing other TripAdvisor reviews. Being English we knew almost nothing about the GAA and Gaelic games in general and so we were unsure what to expect. The staff were extremely friendly and knowledgeable and gave an informative talk about Michael Cusack's...More

Thank GuyRopeTrip
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

We visited the centre today and it was so interesting. The ladies at the centre were so friendly and so informative, most friendly place and very welcoming. Thank you ladies 👍

2  Thank rgrev
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Great spot for an avid Gaa fan!! Beautiful new and modern building for the visitor centre but totally in keeping with the area. Good knowledgable tour guide. Old house is retained and great to see audio visual used here! Very clean, tidy and well kept...More

Thank janette k
Antoinettecarron, Manager at Michael Cusack Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

Dear Janette, Thank you for visiting and for your very kind comments. Delighted that you enjoyed your trip. Regards, Antoinette.

Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Very interesting centre and well laid out. People very nice. Well worth a visit. A must for all GAA fans

Thank Dylan C
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Educational .interesting to discover the roots of such a widespread organisation .displays of sports ,history and culture combined

Thank olikeane
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

The beautiful landscape of Carron in the Burren is home to Michael Cusack, founder of the GAA so it's a must see for any GAA fans. Visitors can see culture and history in restored famine era thatched cottage. There are some activities and walking trails...More

Thank DoloresJacoby
Antoinettecarron, Director of Sales at Michael Cusack Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Delighted you had a pleasant experience at the centre. Thank you.

Reviewed 24 September 2016

Came across by accident by driving through The Burren. Never been an avid GAA fan, but the info we've been given by our guides was very interesting. Loved Irish thatched cottage with red door. Very interactive and great fun.

Thank Renata K
Reviewed 15 September 2016

I paid a visit here with my family in August 2016 and the place is very interesting. The Michael Cusack story is an extract from Irish social and economic history at the end of the 19th century and start of the 20th. Good displays and...More

Thank CIreland
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

The centre is well worth a visit if only to meet two lovely ladies Antoinette and Agnes who were lovely to my daughter who was feeling under the weather I personally wouldn't be a stalwart fan of gaa but found it extremely interesting

1  Thank Mary W
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