Irish culture and history are firmly intertwined with sport. Churches and work places have been the origin of many small sports clubs; the birthplace of traditional Gaelic Games, the most popular being Gaelic football and Hurling. You will have the opportunity to learn and experience both of these traditional games from their origin to the present-day game. You will see firsthand how the European model of sports differs from the US. Tours of sports facilities, talking with sports officials and attendance at sporting events will give you firsthand knowledge and experience of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) and how it operates. Intertwined with the sports experience, you will explore Irish culture and history including stops in Newgrange, Mellifont Abbey, and both the north and south coast tours of Dublin.
May 6, 2018
May 19, 2018
MCOM 492 Irish History, Sport & Culture