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Michael Cusack Centre
Ranked #2 of 3 things to do in Carran
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Owner description: 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,
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.

Thank DoloresJacoby
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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 so friendly, knowledgeable and seem to have all the time in the world to spend talking to you. The place is clean and tidym the indoor display is very interesting and the 3 part audio visual display in the cottage is brilliant!

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.

1  Thank Linda M
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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
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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 Museum high up in the centre of a lunar landscape of beautiful limestone escarpments and stunning views, quaint villages and ancient historical monuments. Galway and Mayo are in this year's All-Ireland Finals, a fantastic co-incidence of talented players and dedicated teams. This could be our year, but mo matter the results of teh wekend's games, this is a really lovely place to visit, where it all began.

Thank mylesnag
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