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Match Weekend Activities at the GAA Museum

20th August 2012


The GAA All-Ireland Championship is in full swing and match day madness hits the GAA Museum this weekend with a whole host of special activities for GAA fans of all ages.

If you are heading to Croke Park this weekend to support your team in its bid for All-Ireland glory, why not include a visit to the recently-refurbished GAA Museum located under the Cusack Stand? 

There is something for GAA supporters of all ages in the GAA Museum, home to the original Sam Maguire Cup and a new temporary exhibition on the history and development of the GAA overseas - GAA, A Global Phenomenon.  In the museum's activity room - Cú Chulainn's Den - younger fans can make match headbands or match mascots in county colours.  For those fans feeling a little more competitive and energetic, there is the opportunity to test your hurling skills in the museum’s specially-designed Interactive Games Area.  

There is a special discount admission rate for a museum visit on match days, with adult admission only €4.00 and family admission only €12.50.  Plus - new for 2012! - two children go free with every adult ticket purchased!

The museum will be open to match patrons from 12.30 – 16.00 this Sunday.

Why not add enhance your match day experience and get a truly unique behind-the-scenes tour of Croke Park with a pre-match guided tour of the stadium?  Be one of the first people inside the stadium before the turnstiles open to the public and see what happens as Croke Park gears up for operations in advance of an All-Ireland semi-final?  Pre-match tours can be booked online here and admission price includes your match ticket.

If you are Dublin on the eve of this weekend’s big game, check out the GAA Museum Legends Tour Series.  This Saturday, 25th August, Donegal football legend Martin McHugh will take a trip down memory lane, recalling Donegal's glory days in Croke Park in 1992 and the county's All-Ireland victory over Dublin. Find out more and book tickets.