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unique annual event

Michael Cusack Day

17th September 2023

Michael Cusack Day has been celebrated since 2020 at the Michael Cusack Centre to honour his birthday on 20th September 1847. It’s a wonderful community day of music, storytelling and commemoration of Michael Cusack and his wonderful legacy to the Irish people. The event is held on the nearest Sunday to the 20th September each year. In 2023.

Nationwide 2020

Kilfenora Ceili Band 2021

Free Event from 12 to 4 pm: (Donations are greatly welcomed)

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Samhain Púca Storytelling Festival

29th Oct 2023

The annual Samhain Púca Storytelling Festival launched in 2022 to welcome the Púca to his new home at Poll a’ Phúca (“The Lair of the Púca”) at the Michael Cusack Centre. The event timing also coincides with Púca Day and the founding of the GAA by Michael Cusack on 1st November.

A fun family and community day with Halloween-themed events, the festival takes place for the second year running on Sunday 29th October 2023. Celebrating the folklore around the Púca, it has a rich programme of events ranging from the academic to children’s art.

Book your ticket in advance today.



Upcoming Events at
Michael Cusack Centre

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    Burren Wellness Month

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    Camán to the Burren

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    Going WeLL Programme



Join us on our unique cultural, historical and educational tour in our Centre and restored Cusack Irish Famine Era Cottage.



What people are saying about us

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  • Such a hidden gem in the Burren. Staff so nice and welcoming. A great experience for my sister and I. Would thoroughly recommend it!

    Annis Kehoe

    – July, 2023

  • Thank you so much to you and your team for a fantastic day out 2 weeks ago now ! The kids had a great time. You were all a wealth of information and we all thoroughly enjoyed our time there! Thanks so much again and hopefully see you all again next year.

    Co. Clare School

    – June, 2023

  • The Centre is in such a beautiful, well cared for setting, the exhibits interesting and well thought out, and the two guides Tim and Agnes provided a wealth of information.

    Carol W, USA

    – June, 2023

  • I would really recommend this visit to any GAA enthusiast. It was humbling to visit the actual home that one of the founders of the GAA who met in Hayes’ Hotel in Thurles in 1884 grew up in and went on to found the association.

    Phillip B.

    – May, 2023

  • This is a fantastic tribute to Cusack and the G.A.A. It’s small but it is packed full of great information. The staff in the centre are absolutely fantastic; so welcoming and friendly.

    Sarah L.

    – May, 2023

  • Very informative and friendly staff. Thanks Agnes and Tim for your assistance

    Susan Gilmore

    – August, 2023

  • Great spot for an avid Gaa fan!! Beautiful new and modern building for the visitor centre but totally in keeping with the area. Good knowledgable tour guide.

    Janette K.

    – April, 2023


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