GAA Summer School

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Fans are invited along to listen to talks on the heritage of hurling at the one-day seminar takes place in Croke Park Museum on June 29th.

Some of Ireland’s most distinguished historians and cultural experts will be at Croke Park next Saturday to explore the history and evolution of our native game, hurling.

This year the one-day summer school will focus on the origins and evolution of hurling, its decline and revival in the 19th Century, and the journey to its 2018 UNESCO designation on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity – which gave hurling international recognition as a key element of our heritage to be safeguarded for future generations.

Speakers include Professor Aidan O’Sullivan from UCD, Tipperary historian Dr. Pat Bracken, The GAA Director of Games Development and Research, Pat Daly, Sinead O’Hara from the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and the final address will be from Professor Pat Dolan of NUIG and UNESCO Chair for Children, Youth and Civic Engagement.

The event takes place from 10am until 4pm, tickets are priced at €30 and are available from


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