Michael Cusack Centre

Michael Cusack Centre, Carran: Hours, Address, Michael Cusack Centre Reviews: 4.5/5

Michael Cusack Centre
4.5
Speciality Museums
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10:00 - 17:00
Monday
10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 17:00
Thursday
10:00 - 17:00
Friday
10:00 - 17:00
Saturday
10:00 - 17:00
Sunday
10:00 - 17:00
About
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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rgrev
County Westmeath, Ireland7 contributions
Jul 2017 • Family
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 👍
Written 27 July 2017
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janette k
Midleton, Ireland6 contributions
Jul 2017 • Family
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 area. Loads of parking.
Written 20 July 2017
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Dear Janette, Thank you for visiting and for your very kind comments. Delighted that you enjoyed your trip. Regards, Antoinette.
Written 24 July 2017
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Dylan C
1 contribution
Jul 2017
Very interesting centre and well laid out. People very nice. Well worth a visit. A must for all GAA fans
Written 18 July 2017
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olikeane
County Clare, Ireland7 contributions
Jun 2016 • Family
Educational .interesting to discover the roots of such a widespread organisation .displays of sports ,history and culture combined
Written 17 April 2017
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DoloresJacoby.Let’sTravel.98368
West Palm Beach, FL9,968 contributions
Dec 2016 • Solo
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 to Cahercommaugh Stone Fort and Cliff Fort. It's about 15-20 minutes from Ballyvaughn or Ennis.
Written 26 December 2016
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Delighted you had a pleasant experience at the centre. Thank you.
Written 18 April 2017
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Renata K
Limerick, Limerick, Ireland18 contributions
Sep 2016 • Friends
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.
Written 24 September 2016
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CIreland
15232929164 contributions
Aug 2016 • Family
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 commentary. We were there with two small children (who weren't terribly interested!) and had a wonderful few hours. Recommened
Written 15 September 2016
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Mary W
1 contribution
Aug 2016 • Family
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
Written 26 August 2016
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joostadolf
Dullstroom, South Africa12 contributions
Jul 2016 • Couples
A rainy day but such a warm welcome by the voluntary officers at the centre, even we were offered a coffee for free. The centre explains the very important role of Michael Cusack in education and sport for his Irish people that suffered a lot during the 19th century.
For us hurling was a new sport. The exposition is wonderful and as interested people we learned a lot. A must to visit.
Written 30 July 2016
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DoloresJacoby.Let’sTravel.98368
West Palm Beach, FL9,968 contributions
Jun 2016
A lovely little visit and a very quaint center. I loved the thatched roof, stone building and red door--it was pure Ireland. It was also graced with simple but lovely gardens. I found it to be a very worthwhile visit while traveling throughout County Clare.
Written 3 July 2016
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