Hurling and Gaelic football aren’t the only subjects the GAA Museum tackles. Creatively designed exhibits delve into the political, cultural, and social significance of Irish sport – including handball and women’s camogie. They simultaneously celebrate great players and explore how the association preserved nationalist sentiment during British rule. At the Interactive Games Zone on the second floor, you can test your own skills. True fans won’t miss the all-access Croke Park stadium tour (€9-14), which leads visitors into the media centre, VIP areas, team dressing rooms, and through the players’ tunnel onto the pitch. For thrill-seeking sports enthusiasts, the Ericsson Skyline Tour (€12-20) supplies epic city and stadium views.
Time Out tip: Book your museum visit according to the Croke Park matches so you can watch everything you’ve learned about in action.
Cusack’s: For the classic pub experience among friendly locals
Sopot: For gourmet pierogis and imported vodka in one of Dublin’s only Polish restaurants
Independent Pizza Company: For American-style pies in kid-friendly, laid-back environs