We have an exciting plan: to discover the Irish culture through its two great local sporting passions. The first is hurling, a mix between rugby and field hockey with more than 3,000 years of history, and the other, Gaelic football, where soccer and rugby come together. These are among the oldest sports in the world. You will discover them when you go to Croke Park, the Irish stadium par excellence for these two sporting disciplines. We will organise a guided tour of the spectacular stadium, which is a living history of Gaelic sport: founded in 1884, renovated in 2004 and with 82,400 seats. Then you will visit the GAA Museum (Gaelic Athletic Association), which is included in the tour of the Stadium and has an interactive area that will delight young and old. You can check, for example, how good you are with the Gaelic football or hitting the hurling ball (sliotar) with the stick (hurley). And finally you’ll enjoy a spectacular panoramic view of Dublin from the footbridge located at the top of the Stadium. At 44 meters high, you will love it!
Look at the match calendar (https://crokepark.ie/match- day/2018-season-fixtures) and choose a day to coincide with your visit to the stadium. The matches are usually held on Saturday and Sunday. The tickets are not very expensive and the atmosphere is spectacular. Win or lose, it will be an unforgettable experience for the whole family!