A heart-warming day out with the family
At the heart of every community in Ireland, it’s true to say that the GAA represents our way of life as much as our love of sport. It’s completely embedded in our DNA – it’s what we love and it’s what we do. So if you’re looking for a memorable day out with the family, head to Croke Park and have fun exploring the GAA’s heart and home?
There’s so much to see and do here. The Tour Guides really are the best in the world – full of passion, charisma and memorable stories. All visitors comment on just how good they are. The bonus effect of this is that the kids will leave understanding more about who we are as a people, without feeling like they’ve had any lessons!
Junior Explorer Tours at Croke Park
Attention weekend early risers! Are you looking for a Saturday morning activity that’s a bit more exciting than a trip to the playground?
The GAA Museum at Croke Park has announced it will be bringing back it’s wildly popular Junior Explorer Tour for young families on Saturday mornings from 23rd February to 18th May. An additional tour has also been added on Friday 22nd February to kick start the tours during their mid-term break!
The most spine-tingling part of your day will be your visit to the GAA Museum.
This really is the heart and soul of the whole experience, taking you through the completely unique story of Gaelic games from ancient times to present day.
Featured exhibitions include the original Sam Maguire and Liam MacCarthy Cups, the rousing Hall of Fame, and a whole floor dedicated to the games as they are today. There’s even a Junior Explorer’s route, which highlights some of the most fascinating and famous exhibitions for younger visitors.
When you’re done exploring, get a taste of the action in the extremely popular Interactive Games Zone, where you can put your own hurling and football skills to the test!
Ericsson Skyline Tour
Depending on the age of your kids (they need to be at least 1.2 metres tall), you could finish the day on a 17-storey high with the thrilling rooftop walkway that is Croke Park’s Ericsson Skyline Tour.
This is actually Dublin’s highest open-viewing platform and offers breathtaking views of our vibrant capital from the mountains to the sea. The Tour Guides will highlight the city’s main landmarks for you, while giving you insights into its heartfelt history, including some very amusing tall tales! Then of course there’s the sporting highlight – the incredible view from the platform that’s suspended over the pitch itself!
Maybe you’ll want to pack all three attractions into one day, or maybe you’d prefer to cherry pick the bits that appeal to you most.
Either way, if you make the trip to Croke Park, you’re guaranteed an experience that’s so full of heart, you’ll leave a little bit of your own behind. Have fun!
For more information, including tour times, prices and directions to the GAA Museum, visit crokepark.ie/gaamuseum