A New Pulse Beats at Croke Park with Cuisle Croke Park
15th December 2011
Music, dance, storytelling and the game of Hurling all part of an exciting new event launched by Croke Park
Croke Park has responded to a gap in the cultural tourism market and launched an exciting new event called Cuisle Croke Park. It is an entertainment spectacle capturing the pulse, passion and soul of Gaelic games and the GAA (Gaelic Games Association) through story, music and dance.
As the home of Ireland's largest sporting and cultural organisation, Croke Park has played host to iconic moments in Irish history and major international events. For well over a century the Jones's Road ground has been the home and headquarters of the GAA. Celebrated as one of the great amateur sporting associations in the world today, the venue already attracts visitors from home and abroad to the games, the GAA Museum, the Croke Park Stadium Tour and Croke Park Conference Centre.
Cuisle, meaning pulse, represents the games as part of the lifeblood of Irish culture. The event brings the energy, passion and skill of the game of Hurling into the heart of a music and dance spectacle while the story of the Hurlers Dream is told against the backdrop of the Cathedral of Sport that is Croke Park. During the event the audience taste buds are tantalised with the very best of Irish produce and hospitality.
The show has been produced and directed by Mayo native Noírín Barrett who has worked on productions in the Gate Theatre and Project Arts Centre. The range of performers include the best of Irish talent from flute to fiddle, bodhrán to bones, harp to hard-shoe and features a standout Seannós segment from Lorcán Mac Mathúna.
Commenting on the event, Stadium & GAA Commercial Director, Peter McKenna said: “We have been very excited about delivering this wonderful concept and feel the tourism market will respond positively to what is an energetic and intriguing performance giving visitors a unique insight into our games and our culture. People describe Hurling as a national treasure and it is one we want to share through music, dance and storytelling at Cuisle Croke Park, as well as on the field of play. I have no doubt visitor will have a great experience.”
The event is available for group bookings and though conceived with an overseas audience in mind, it has been very well received by Irish audiences at pre launch and launch events.
For more on Cuisle Croke Park, see www.crokepark.ie/Conference-Centre/Cuisle-Croke-Park
Bookings can be made by contacting the events team on + 353 1 819 2301 / firstname.lastname@example.org