Croke Park is the headquarters, and main sports ground, of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA), which oversees most of the traditional Irish sports—including hurling, rounders (similar to baseball), and Gaelic football. Their museum does a good job of setting out the history of these games and putting them into the wider historical context of the importance of sport to the Irish way of life. The interactive exhibits include a large video archive, and you can take a tour of the stadium too. But the most excitement is, of course, to be had on match days—check the website if you want to come and hear the roar of the crowd for real.
Croke Park Stadium & GAA Museum
Jones Rd., Dublin 3
Our Rating Hours Museum open Mon–Sat 9:30am–5pm, Sun 10:30am–5pm (June–Aug open until 6pm Mon–Sat); on match days, call to confirm hours. Tour times: July–Aug hourly 10am–4pm (10am–3pm Sun). Sept–June Mon–Fri 11am, 1, 3pm (also 4pm in June); Sat 10, 11am, noon, 1, 2, 3pm; Sun 11am, noon, 1, 2, 3pm (also 10am in June). On match days, call to confirm hours Transportation Bus: 1, 11, 13, 16, 33, 41, 41B, 41C, 44 Phone 01/819-2300 Prices Tour and museum: €13 adults; €10 seniors and students; €9 children under 12; €34–€38 families. Museum only: €6 adults; €5 seniors and students; €4 children under 12; €16 families Web site Croke Park Stadium & GAA Museum
MapJones Rd., Dublin 3 Dublin
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