Welcome to the Michael Cusack Centre 

  • Discover the Michael Cusack Centre in the heart of the Burren region

    The Cusack Centre, Carron, Co. Clare is situated amongst the rugged beauty of the Burren. We are an exhibition centre founded in memory of the legendary Irishman Michael Cusack. Our aim here at the centre is to relate his remarkable story through our audio visual exhibit set in the original thatched cottage where Michael was born in 1847 during the Famine years.

  • Irish History & The GAA

    It is a truly immersive experience combining Irish history, culture and heritage which expresses the story of Michael Cusack’s life and times and explores his most outstanding legacy: the GAA. After this multimedia experience visitors can relax in the Tea Rooms, picnic area or wander further afield along The Cusack Way, one of many Burren walks, the trail threads through the stunning Burren terrain all the way to the megalithic Cahercommaun Celtic Cliff Fort.

  • Unique Cultural, Historical & Educational Tour

    Our visitor centre and exhibit has something for everyone, young and old. It is the perfect day trip for schools, tourists or active age groups. So whether you’re planning a Burren walk, looking for activities in Clare or interested in the history of the GAA be sure to visit one of the most interesting Co. Clare attractions: The Michael Cusack Centre.

    So come on, what are you waiting for, book your tour now!

The Centre

We provide a unique cultural, historical and educational tour in our contemporary expo centre combined with an interactive holographic tour in the restored thatched cottage. A Burren walking trail, café facilities, gift shop, toilet facilities, picnic area & ample free bus and car parking. Find out more…

The Cusack Way

A new Burren walk called ‘The Cusack Way’, was launched on Saturday 27th October 2012 at the Michael Cusack Centre in Carron. This  6KM linear walk starts and finishes from the Michael Cusack Centre car park. Find out more…

The Burren

Located in the picturesque Burren, the restored thatched homestead and courtyard, surrounded by the unspoilt landscape offers a must-see attraction in the beautiful rugged landscape of the Burren close to Carron village. The locality is rich in archaeology and biodiversity. Find out more…



What people say


    John Waters

  • Very interesting talk and displays. The cottage is lovely and covers a lot of interesting facts. Thank you!

    Marion, Co. Armagh. 

  • Fascinating exhibition. People here so friendly and informative.

    Breda and Gerry, Boston, US. 

  • Lovely visit, tea and scones delightful.

    Sr Xavier, Co. Offaly.


Why not book  your tour at the Michael Cusack Centre to find out more about this amazing Irish man's life.