Lonely Planet review
The Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) considers itself not just the governing body of a bunch of Irish games but also the stout defender of a cultural identity that is ingrained in Ireland’s sense of self. To get an idea of just how important the GAA is, a visit to the Croke Park Experience is a must, though it will help if you’re any kind of sporting enthusiast.
The twice-daily tours (except match days) of the impressive Cork Park stadium are excellent, and it's well worth the extra cost. The stadium's newest attraction is the Skyline , a guided tour around the stadium roof, with stops at five different viewing platforms that have bird's eye views of the city. The most thrilling stop is on the platform that extends right out on to the pitch. Admission to the tour also includes a museum visit.