If you love sport and want to know more about the Gaelic games, don’t miss this museum.
Interested in the Gaelic Games?
Croke Park Stadium, the temple of Irish rugby, with capacity for more than 82,000 spectators, is the biggest stadium in the country and has the largest capacity of any building in Europe. Among its amenities you’ll find a museum, which will only interest you if you’re a lover of sports and curious to find out more about Irish sports culture and the Gaelic games. Hurling and Gaelic football are both home-grown games and considered symbols of Ireland, although the concepts have now been exported to other places like London, New York and Buenos Aires, where they are organised and practised by Irish emigrants keen to keep on playing their favourite sports. The GAA (Gaelic Athletic Association) Museum not only displays all the equipment used in these games (like hurley sticks and sliotar balls), but also allows visitors to have a go playing them in its one-of-a-kind interactive zone.