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Michael Cusack Centre

Carron | Co Clare, Carran, Ireland
+353 65 708 9944
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Staff excellent

Only stopped for a toilet break, but ended up spending 2 hrs here. Staff were so welcoming, brought... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2015
Ger F
,
County Dublin, Ireland
Really Good

We were aware of the history but kinda came across here by accident. We were glad we did, excellent... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2015
Newvistor
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Dublin
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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 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
Reviewed 18 August 2014 via mobile

We're big GAA fans, so when to stumbled upon this we couldn't pass it. It didn't disappoint, great wee layout, interactive presentations & nice setting . Staff are very helpful & friendly

Thank MazFigs
Reviewed 26 July 2014 via mobile

Visited with my wife on a beautiful Summer's day. Turns out that a staff member was a great childhood friend of my sister. The cottage and the media presentation it all to life. Thank you Alison.

Thank haywood1York
Reviewed 22 July 2014

Staff were welcoming . Shows you micheal cusacks house . Perfect day out for people of all ages . Everything is kept very well . Well worth going . Prices were great. The information was outstanding. From Tierna Casey

1  Thank Tierna_Casey
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
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

1  Thank catoneeye
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...More

1  Thank bridiepie
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...More

1  Thank ballycane
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