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Address: Carron | Co Clare, Carran, Ireland
Phone Number:
+353 65 708 9944
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

Born in Carron in 1847, Michael Cusack founded the largest amateur sporting...

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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Michael Cusack Centre

Excellent welcome. Fantastic facilities', staff were friendly, informative and courteous. House is well maintained, information presented in an interactive way. Superb trip... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 July 2014
Eimear R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

Excellent welcome. Fantastic facilities', staff were friendly, informative and courteous. House is well maintained, information presented in an interactive way. Superb trip, homemade scones available were delicious.

1 Thank Eimear R
galway ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2014

My children enjoyed the audio visual show and seeing the house and grounds...only short stop off needed here so easy to combine with other attractions nearby. Staff exceptionally friendly and helpful..lighthearted and fun,,lots of advice on local green roads and walking paths

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2014 via mobile

The entrance fee was 6e and for what it was I don't think it was worth it. The centre is only 1room with boards to read on Michael cusack. Then we were brought to the house he was born in for 3 5min videos. In total the visit only lasted 30mins. It was interesting to see but as a GAA... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2014

Michael Cusack founder of the largest amateur sporting org.in the world was born here in 1847 in the village of Carron in The Burren in Co. ClareThe cottage has been recreated as it stood in the1850's.You can explore the story of the GAA,s humble beginnings to the present days.There is parking and light refreshments on site. A must for all... More 

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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2013

Excellent exhibition and visual display on the life of Michael CusacK at his birth place. Your travel through the house is an historical tour of the GAA from its foundation in Thurles in 1884.

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2013

We recently visited North Clare on a short holiday. We enjoyed many of the beautiful tourist attractions that this stunning area has to offer. We came across the Michael Cusack Centre by chance and am so glad we did. I am very impressed with the quality of this tourist attraction. The staff were very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. The cottage... More 

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Corfu, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2013

I looved this place they had everything!! I learned dsoo much about the gsaelic culture the cottage was greta

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