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Michael Cusack Centre

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Carron | Co Clare, Carran, Ireland
+353 65 708 9944
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A rainy day but such a warm welcome by the voluntary officers at the centre, even we were offered a... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2016
joostadolf
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Dullstroom, South Africa
Wonderfully informative

If you have seen or heard about GAA Hurling he was the one who brought the game into being. The... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2016
Kim W
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Old Brookville, New York
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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 30 July 2016

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...More

Thank joostadolf
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Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

If you have seen or heard about GAA Hurling he was the one who brought the game into being. The counties are displayed and the grounds are magnificent. The self guided tour is informative and brings you in time with history. The guides are wonderful....More

Thank Kim W
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Reviewed 3 July 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.

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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
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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

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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

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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
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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
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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
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