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- Directions: From Ennis take the N85 and turn right onto the R476, signposted for Ballyvaughan. Continue through Corofin and Kilnaboy villages and turn right onto R480 for Ballyvaughan. Turn right on R480 for Carron village. The main entrance for the centre is on the right.
- Opening Times: Daily April to October 10.00 – 17.00. School and coach tours welcome. Winter tours by appointment.
- Admission prices: Adult: €4.75. Student/Senior/Concession: €3.80. Child 6-16yrs: €2.80. Children under 6 free. Family 2 adults + 2 children: €14 Family 2 adults + 3 children: €16
- Admission Prices: Adults €5; Children €3; Senior Citizens €4; Family €12, Children under 5 free.
Michael Cusack CentreCarran Clare - Ireland West
The Michael Cusack Centre, situated in the heart of the Burren in County Clare, is a treasure chest of living history. Cusack was born at the height of the Great Famine in 1847. He has gone down in Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) history as the man who lit the torch that led to the founding of the GAA in 1884. Today, the GAA is the largest amateur sporting organisation in the world. The Centre commemorates the life and memory of Michael Cusack and the national sporting association he founded. Take a guided tour or watch a revolutionary new multimedia presentation, the first of its kind in Ireland, in the original homestead of the GAA founder. This presentation features unique holographic projections of Michael Cusack who greets visitors to this 19th century Burren cottage. Visitors step back in time by meeting the 'ghost' of Michael Cusack as he recounts the story of his life and times. This unique multimedia facility greatly enhances the visitor experience by giving an insight into Cusack’s life and the development of the GAA at a difficult time in Irish history. Visitors are also provided with a map and information to facilitate a self guided tour of the Centre. Information panels and photographs line the main exhibition room walls and audio visual presentations also recount the evocative story of Cusack and the GAA. A glass wall in the exhibition room offers a stunning view of the humble 19th century herdsman's home and the surrounding Burren landscape.
ContactTelephone+353 (0)65 708 9944
Address: Carron, Co Clare, Republic Of Ireland