Croke Park, Wednesday 28th May: Clares All-Ireland Hurling success in 95, Meaths successive titles in 87 & 88, the era of "Heffos Army" – Croke Park has witnessed some incredible action over the years, and this summer, GAA fans have the chance to relive those epic occasions in the company of the "Legends" themselves.
The Legends Tour series is just one of the highlights of an action packed summer of events at the GAA Museum in Croke Park. Kicking off on June 5th with Dublin footballing legend Jimmy Keaveney, these special tours will relive some magical moments at the stadium as they were experienced by players, Managers and commentators.
Legend tours will take place throughout the Summer with Sean Boylan, Charlie Redmond and Davy Fitzgerald among the former players and Managers involved. RTE commentator Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh also joins museum staff on June 26th to take visitors on a behind- the-scenes tour at the stadium.
Other GAA Museum summer events include art workshops, two week long summer schools in July and the ongoing Museum lecture series, which continues with a talk by Dr. Sean Crosson entitled Hurling and Hollywood to coincide with Heritage Week on 28th August.
The museum is also running a special photographic competition for primary school children, in association with FUJIFILM. Entitled A GAA Sporting Moment – From Your Club to Croke Park, prizes include a digital camera, All Ireland tickets and a class trip to Croke Park. Further details are available at www.crokepark.ie
The recently released Croke Park iWalk podcast will enhance a summer visit to HQ. This tour, narrated by Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh, begins at Suffolk Street and winds its way past historical landmarks on OConnell Street, Parnell Square and Mountjoy Square before arriving at the stadium and museum.
Full details of the Legends Tours and all other Museum activities this summer are available on the website www.gaa.ie/museum
Further information and booking:
Contact Selina O Regan at the GAA Museum Tel 01 8192361 / 8192323 Email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.gaa.ie/museum.
30-May-08 by CrokePark.ie