Founded in 1884, the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) is Irelandís largest sporting and cultural organisation. Croke Park is Irelandís largest and most iconic sporting arena and is the third largest stadium in Europe. Headquarters of the GAA, it showcases Irelandís national games of hurling and Gaelic football and attracts 1.5million visitors every year. Games are held throughout the year from February through to the All Ireland Finals in September. The venue also hosts concerts, conferences, conventions and ceremonies.
The Croke Park Experience offers a unique opportunity to learn more about the stadium and the GAA through guided tours and a visit to the GAA Museum. Refurbished in 2010, the museum houses vast collections and interactive exhibits that illustrate the development of Gaelic games from ancient times to the present day. Test your hurling and Gaelic football skills in the museumís specially-designed interactive games areaÖsee how fast you can react, test your soloing skills and practice the art of the high catch.
Experience the magic of a match day and follow in the footsteps of legends on a Croke Park stadium tour. Visit the dressing rooms, walk pitch side via the playersí tunnel and take a seat in the VIP area. 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 birdís eye view of Croke Park!