The GAA Museum is pleased to announce a new suite of resources open to all secondary schools who cannot visit Croke Park currently. They are providing these materials and a virtual classroom session free of charge to enhance students’ knowledge and understanding of the events around Bloody Sunday 1920 following the 100th anniversary of the tragic day.
Their ever-popular secondary school education pack continues to be a useful resource for all those studying Irish history. This pack can be posted to teachers in hard copy or sent via email.
The GAA Museum at Croke Park has a 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 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!
In honour of the 100th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, the GAA Museum remembers the tragedy of Bloody Sunday with special commemorative guided tours of Croke Park. The Tour consists of:
We begin with the ultimate scene setter – a screening of our specially commissioned National Awakenings film. This film will show original footage of Croke Park in the 1920’s and charth the birth of the GAA.
Get a birds’ eye view of the key sites in Dublin city where the events leading up to the tragedy in Croke Park from 17 stories high.
Croke Park Stadium Tour
The group then enter the stadium itself, where they will visit the Bloody Sunday Remembrance plaque.
The visit concludes in the GAA Museum where the group will have the opportunity to view fascinating artefacts from this period including a match ticket from Bloody Sunday, the referee’s whistle and a pair of glasses last worn at the match.