GAA Football Match
Fáilte Ireland in conjunction with the Gaelic Games Association (GAA) is encouraging visitors to Ireland to sample an integral part of Ireland’s culture by attending a football or hurling match. A GAA ticketing initiative, rolled out through Fáilte Ireland’s Discover Ireland Centres, will make the games more accessible to visitors.
Tickets for Championship football and hurling matches are now available for sale in over 20 of Fáilte Ireland’s Discover Ireland Centres including Donegal, Sligo, Galway, Cork, Killarney, Kilkenny, Waterford and Mullingar.
Click here for a List of Discover Ireland Centres selling GAA Tickets_Summer2012
Traditional Irish culture is a key motivating factor for visitors when choosing to holiday in Ireland. In 2010, 2.9 million visitors engaged in heritage/culture and spent an estimated €1.7 billion while in Ireland.
Commenting on the initiative, Kevin Kidney, Head of Destination Development, Fáilte Ireland said:
“Our Gaelic Games can offer visitors an insight into something that is absolutely unique to Ireland and is a living part of modern Irish culture. This ticketing initiative will serve to raise awareness of our Gaelic Games both in the domestic and overseas markets as a great thing to do while on holiday, providing a fun, unique and memorable experience. We would encourage tourism businesses to let visitors know that tickets are available through the tourist information offices.”
More information on fixtures and on GAA can be found on Discover Ireland.ie www.discoverireland.ie/gaa and at www.gaa.ie