Plan Your Visit

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Plan Your Visit

We welcome you to the iconic Michael Cusack Centre. Come and explore the “Heart and Soul of the GAA”, the birthplace of Michael Cusack and the GAA. Located in the centre of the award-winning Burren and Cliffs of Moher UNESCO Global Geopark, the Cusack Irish Famine-era cottage and gardens is a haven of culture and wellbeing. Expect your trip with us to take a few hours so you can fully immerse yourself in all we have to offer.



Ticket Pricing

Cusack Tour Admission



Senior Citizens/Students


Children under 16


Family (2 Adults & 2 Children)


Groups (more than 5 people)

€6.00 PP

All Cusack Tour tickets include a visit to our
renowned Púca & Fairy Trail.

An Púca & Fairy Trail Admission



Senior Citizens/Students


Children under 16


Family (2 Adults & 2 Children)


Groups (more than 5 people)

€2.00 PP

Price includes use of Wi-Fi, picnic area and toilet facilities.



Opening Hours

4th March – 30th October, 10am – 4pm (Last Tour), Monday – Friday.

Weekend openings for pre booked Groups Tours Only in July and August. Similar hours to above.

31st October – 1st March, 10am – 2pm (Last Tour), Monday – Friday. Best to pre-check during winter for opening times.

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Tips for a Great Visit

  • Book in advance to avoid disappointment and make your visit as easy and enjoyable as possible. Get your tickets online here or contact our dedicated team directly by phone +353 (0)65 7089944 or by email
  • Avail of our free off-road car and bus parking.
  • Take home a unique memento from our lovely local gift shop.
  • Make the most of our free outdoor picnic area by bringing a packed lunch.
  • Bring outdoor rain gear so you’re ready for whatever the Irish weather brings!
  • Refresh at our toilet facilities.
  • Take the local trip to the beautiful Poll a’ Phúca (Lair of the Púca) here at the Centre and visit the nearby Carron Turlough in the heart of the Burren.


Our Location



Getting Here

The Michael Cusack Centre is located in the heart of the Burren on the L1014, 12km south of Bell Harbour. From Corofin travel west along the R476 towards Kilfenora for approx. 7.5km. Turn right onto the R480 at Leamaneh Castle and travel north for 2.5km, turn right onto the L1014 and continue for approx. 4.5 km. The Michael Cusack Centre is on the right. Allow 30 minutes from Ennis.


Public Transport & Parking


The Michael Cusack Centre has parking for up to 50 cars and has parking for up to 2 large buses at a time.

Local Link is a local public transport bus service that provides the widest range of links between rural transport and national bus and rail services throughout Ireland.

From Ennis to Ballyvaughan

Relevant timetables for the area are the C5 , C7, C8, C11 & C14 serving Corofin, Kilnaboy, Kilfenora, Lisdoonvarna, Ennistymon, Carron, New Quay, Ruan, Ballyvaughan, Tubber and Boston.

From Galway to the Burren

Bus Eireann Route 350 timetable: Galway-Kinvarra-Doolin-Cliffs of Moher-Ennis More information here.

From Ennis to the Burren

Bus Eireann Route 333 timetable: Ennis–Labasheeda–Kilrush. More information here.

The Burren Bus

The Burren Bus is a free bus service from Corofin to the Trail heads of each walk in the Burren National Park, 15 times a day, leaving Corofin from 9.30am until 5.00pm. The first service leaves the Burren National Park at 9.45am and runs 15 times a day until 5.15pm. The bus runs daily from May to August. Visit here or contact +353 1 8882000 for more information.


The Michael Cusack Centre is accessible to people of all ages, sizes and abilities. We welcome every visitor and accommodate families with small children, people with physical disabilities, including temporary or hidden disabilities, and older travellers and their companions.

The Centre is not fully wheelchair accessible but members of our staff are always at hand to help those who need assistance and we offer drivers close-up parking access to the Cusack Cottage and the Centre. We provide wheelchair-accessible toilets. We are committed to introducing an organisation-wide Accessible Improvement Programme supported by Fáilte Ireland.


visit our gift shop

Our gift shop stocks local and artisan products from the Burren as well as GAA-themed items.

These include Michael Cusack hats, pens and fridge magnets and, of course, hurleys and sliotars. We also have a range of Burren Walking guidebooks and historical books on the Irish famine.


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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