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A fun thing to do in Dublin even for a visitor from Outer Space!

By 15th January 2014January 8th, 2020No Comments

What a start to the New Year at Experience Gaelic Games. Our reputation as a fun thing to do in Dublin is beginning to travel. Indeed it’s now got so popular that we’ve attracted a visitor from Outer space. We’ve recently been delighted to host Commander Hadfield from the International Space Station.

Check out his interview while with us here

He’s an inspiration – we love his comment – “If  you want somewhere that stays the same – you’ll have to go to a different planet”





Col. Hadfield and his wife Helene dropped by and were accompanied by our Minister for Tourism and Sport Leo Varadaker and Tourism Ireland CEO Niall Gibbons. It was a great fun day at Experience Gaelic Games.  The crew arrived in the morning and after a quick photo shoot had lunch with the team.

Col. Hadfield was pretty handy with the hurl and sliothar. He’s a big Ice Hockey fan and as such was interested to hear  of the origins of the work puck – the item played with in Ice hockey.  You know when you strike a ball or Sliothar with a Hurley or Camán  you póc  the ball. This is believed to be the origins of the word Puck for Ice Hockey. As always in sport and culture- there is little that has not got an outside influence.


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