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Michael Cusack Centre

Carron | Co Clare, Carran, Ireland
+353 65 708 9944
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A must visit for anyone interested in the GAA

Visited here on the back of a recommendation and was so surprised by how much I enjoyed it. The... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2016
Seoul, South Korea
via mobile
Interesting visit to the Michael Cusack Centre

The Michael Cusack Centre is quite small, however the visit was worthwhile. It was interesting to... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2016
Linda M
Townsville, Australia
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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
+353 65 708 9944
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Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

Visited here on the back of a recommendation and was so surprised by how much I enjoyed it. The visitor centre is a beautiful new building and the cottage is ssssooooooo pretty. But the real attraction are the staff. Seamus and the other man are...More

Thank ShaunaB87
Reviewed 31 May 2016

The Michael Cusack Centre is quite small, however the visit was worthwhile. It was interesting to see the house and view the presentations.

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Reviewed 6 April 2016

Fab, well worth the trip, came across this by accident on way back from the Burren, it was interesting interactive and great fun. Both adults and Children loved it...make sure to go there

Thank Deefehilycork
Reviewed 2 September 2015

I could hardly believe that the games we all love, hurling and football, started here, right in the heart of the Burren in County Clare in the wild west of Ireland, on the Wild Atlantic Way.. What an unexpected treat to find the Michael Cusack...More

Thank mylesnag
Reviewed 31 July 2015

I live locally and visited the Michael Cusack Centre because my sister was over from England with her family. We were 3 adults, 7 children (age 14-4) and a baby and we were charged €25 for all of us. Don't expect a large museum -...More

Thank kinvaramum
Reviewed 6 July 2015 via mobile

This is a trip for every gaa person,the cottage is beautifully restored and the staff are top class,is 6 euro per adult for entrance

Thank brendan c
Reviewed 17 May 2015 via mobile

Visited midweek and enjoyed a lovely afternoon in the birthplace of one of the men who transformed Ireland's culture. Lovely symbollic touch to have 32 ash trees on the approach to the cottage with each county represented. The cottage itself has been well maintained and...More

Thank OhYesIndeedy
Reviewed 28 April 2015

Only stopped for a toilet break, but ended up spending 2 hrs here. Staff were so welcoming, brought us tea and drinks while we sat outside in the beautiful summer setting. Did the tour with my teenage kids, and found it very interesting and informative...More

Thank Ger F
Reviewed 22 April 2015

We were aware of the history but kinda came across here by accident. We were glad we did, excellent history and a sense of pride. Well worth the few euro

Thank Newvistor
Reviewed 29 September 2014

Well worth a visit - very interesting to hear the history of Michael Cusack, the founder of the GAA, and from our own County Clare. The presentation is well done and the staff are most welcoming and helpful. Will definitely recommend this.

Thank Breda K
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