The GAA Museum at Croke Park has launch a brand new menu of experiences for secondary school students that offer an educational, fun and worthwhile day out at Croke Park for Junior Cert Cycle, Leaving Cert Cycle and Transition Year students alike.
This experience is designed especially for students studying History for the Leaving Certificate.
What better way to really immerse your students in the story of the GAA than with a history field trip at the home of Gaelic games. This visit centres around four themes:
We begin with the ultimate scene setter – a screening of our specially commissioned National Awakenings film, which charts the birth of the GAA at a time of cultural revival in Ireland.
GAA Museum Show and Tell
This is a fascinating, in-depth tour of the GAA Museum, where your tour guide will point out exhibits and artefacts linked to prominent historical figures that are key to the Leaving Certificate syllabus.
Historical Croke Park
Here students will get under the skin of Croke Park, visiting the dressing rooms and warm-up area before experiencing the thrill of walking pitchside through the players’ tunnel.
A World Class Venue
From a look back to a look down – students will get to take a break from the history and enjoy a birds’ eye view of the famous pitch from the Mícheál O’Hehir Media Centre.
See all that Croke Park has to offer in our specially designed ‘Skydium’ experience that combines highlights from our popular Croke Park Tour and our thrilling Ericsson Skyline Tour.
Ericsson Skyline Tour
Tour Guides will treat your students to a Dublin City Tour like no other, giving them an insight into its heartfelt history from 17 storeys high on Dublin’s highest open-viewing platform.
Croke Park Stadium Tour
Your students will get to take a seat in the VIP area, sneak a peek inside the dressing rooms and even walk in the footsteps of Gaelic legends as they go pitchside through the players’ tunnel!
Make the most of your day out by making two bookings in one, combining our Croke Park Stadium Tour with the nearby Butlers Chocolate Experience. You students will enjoy insights into the importance of sustainability across sport and business, not to mention a chocolate or two!
Croke Park Stadium Tour
Did you know that since 2014, Croke Park has maintained a major sustainability milestone with 0% of the stadium’s waste generated going to landfill? Learn about Croke Park’s sustainability credentials and go on a behind-the-scenes tour of the stadium.
Butlers Chocolate Experience
Then head to Butlers Chocolates in Clonshaugh (a short drive from Croke Park). Your class will learn about the Butlers Chocolates Cocoa Horizons Project and the story of Fairtrade coffee before discovering what really goes on behind the door of a working chocolate factory.
This action-packed experience has been designed especially for TY teens around four key themes:
TY Tour - A whistle-stop tour of Croke Park which includes a visit to the dressing rooms and pitchside.
TY Recipes for Success - An introduction to healthy eating for both physical and academic performance.
TY Trials - Students work in relay teams to complete a physical challenge.
TY Hashtag Heroes - Students compile their learnings to come up with a hashtag that encourages a healthy lifestyle.
Closing date Friday 23rd November at 5pm.
The GAA Museum is inviting secondary school students to show off their writing prowess with an essay, short story or poem using the theme ‘The GAA is at the heart of who we are.’ Entries will be judged by a panel of talent-spotting experts, including writers Fiona Looney and Paul Howard.