Croke Park Experience- Museum and Stadium Tour
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The New GAA Museum
Explore the GAA Museum with its new exhibition galleries that vividly illustrate the story of Gaelic games from ancient times to the present day. Test your hurling and football skills in the interactive games zone – a must for visitors of all ages! GAA Museum entry is free when you take a Stadium or Etihad Skyline tour. For tour times and prices visit crokepark.ie/gaa-museum
Croke Park Stadium Tour
Visit Croke Park Stadium and find out what being Irish is all about! Croke Park is an iconic stadium steeped in history, and has been at the heart of Irish sporting and cultural life for over 100 years. Croke Park Stadium tours offer an access-all-areas trip through the home of Irish sport. Walk in the footsteps of legends as you visit the team dressing rooms before going pitch side and taking a seat in the VIP area. Prices start at €8.50, visit crokepark.ie/gaa-museum for more details.
About the Croke Park School Tour Experience
Your class group will experience the magic of a match day and walk in the footsteps of legends on the Croke Park Stadium Tour
. You will visit the dressing rooms, walk pitchside via the players’ tunnel and take a seat in the VIP area. Our guides will also bring you to the Players Lounge, corporate suites and, finally, to the media centre on the top tier of the stadium where you will enjoy a spectacular bird’s eye view of Croke Park!
Your class can also test their hurling and Gaelic football skills in the museum’s specially-designed interactive games area….see how fast they can react, test their soloing skills and practice the art of the high catch!
Primary Schools Programme
As part of a visit to the GAA Museum, primary school groups have the option of taking part in a Cú Chulainn History Workshop
. This workshop allows children to discover what life was like for Cú Chulainn in the Iron Age through storytelling and by using props and costumes. The Cú Chulainn History Workshop lasts for 30 minutes and advance booking is required. The workshop takes place in the museum’s new Activity Room – Cú Chulainn’s Den.
A primary school teachers resource pack – A History of the GAA – From Cú Chulainn to Shefflin
– is available in advance of a class visit to the GAA Musuem. The pack contains ten different curriculum-linked GAA topics and each topic includes teacher’s notes and classroom resources. The pack has everything you need to plan a successful and engaging visit to the GAA Museum. To request a copy of the pack, email firstname.lastname@example.org
or download a copy from our website – www.crokepark.ie/gaa-museum/learning.
Secondary Schools Programme
The Croke Park Experience offers secondary students at all levels a unique opportunity to learn more about the history of the Gaelic Athletic Association through guided tours and museum exhibits.
A typical visit takes approx two hours and involves an introductory film (20 minutes), time in the museum (30 minutes) and a behind-the-scenes guided tour of Croke Park Stadium (1 hour).
Leaving Certificate History Curriculum at the GAA Museum
Bloody Sunday – Military Inquiry Findings
In 2002 the British Public Records Office released a file containing the official Military Court of Inquiry into the deaths at Croke Park on Bloody Sunday 21st November 1920. These papers are available at the museum to researchers and students for viewing by appointment only. To arrange a viewing, please contact the museum’s Archivist – email@example.com
Secondary School Teachers Resource Pack
The GAA Museum has produced a secondary school teachers resource pack entitled The Gaelic Athletic Association through History and Documents 1870-1920. The pack aims to provide a teaching aid which can be used to prepare second level students in advance of a visit to the GAA Museum and participation in a stadium tour.
The pack contains historical fact sheets, a selection of facsimile GAA documents as well as document analysis activity sheets. Fact sheets and documents cover historical GAA personalities, topics and events such as Michael Cusack, Maurice Davin, Archbishop Croke, the GAA and the IRB, Gaelic Sunday 1919, Bloody Sunday 1920 and the History of Croke Park.
Copies of the pack are available upon request to schools and also to download in pdf format from our website – http://www.crokepark.ie/gaa-museum/learning/secondary-schools/teachers-resource-pack
Dublin Sightseeing has Reached New Heights!
Enjoy the best views of Dublin from the roof of the iconic Croke Park Stadium on the exciting Etihad Skyline tour.
Accompanied by an experienced tour guide, visitors will ascent to a walkway 44 metres above the ground to take in panoramic views of the Irish capital and find out more about Dublin’s key landmarks.
Etihad Skyline includes stops at five viewing platforms along Croke Park’s 0.6km rooftop walkway. Prices start at €12, visit skylinecrokepark.ie
for tour times. Each stop gives visitors the opportunity to learn about the highlighted buildings and sites in their line of vision through multi-lingual audio guides. The audio guides include historical information, quirky anecdotes and interviews with key figures working at some of Dublin’s most famous locations including Glasnevin Cemetery, Guinness Storehouse and Kilmainham Gaol.
To make the Etihad Skyline experience truly memorable, adventurous visitors will have the chance to walk out from the stadium roof onto a specially designed walkway suspended above the Croke Park pitch. Not for the faint hearted, this view of Croke Park shows Ireland’s most famous arena and Europe’s further largest stadium from a completely different angle!
Etihad Skyline is a truly memorable experience and a completely new and unique way to learn more about one of Europe’s most vibrant capital cities. All visitors will receive a thorough safety briefing and equipment demonstration in advance of the tour. For further health and safety advice, please visit www.skylinecrokepark.ie
Lunch in Croke Park
Catering is also available for school groups by advance booking, or your class can bring lunch and enjoy it in one of our eating areas before or after the tour.
Access and Parking
The GAA Museum and Croke Park Stadium Tour are fully wheelchair accessible. The museum offers free parking facilities for coaches.
January - May and September - December
Monday - Saturday: 09.30 - 17.00
Sunday & Bank Holiday: 11.30 - 17.00
June - August
Monday - Saturday: 09.30 - 18.00
Sunday & Bank Holiday: 10.30 - 17.00
Persons under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult at all times in the museum.
Tour times change throughout the year.
Please visit www.skylinecrokepark.ie for the current tour times
Christmas Opening Hours
The GAA Museum will be open over the Christmas/New Year period with guided tours of Croke Park Stadium and the Etihad Skyline on selected dates.
Saturday 28th December - Tuesday 31st December
Museum open from 10.00 - 17.00
Stadium tours at 11.00, 12.00, 13.00, 14.00 and 15.00
Etihad Skyline Tours at 11.30 and 14.30
The GAA Museum will be closed on the following dates:
Tuesday 24th - Monday 27th December (inclusive)
Wednesday 1st January 2014
Normal opening hours and tour times will resume from Thursday 2nd January 2014: Stadium tours at 11.00, 13.00 and 15.00