Lar na Pairce GAA Museum is re-opened by President

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The GAA museum in Lar na Pairce, Thurles was re-opened by GAA President Liam O’Neill on Friday afternoon last having undergone and extensive refurbishment and modernisation.

The GAA museum in Lar na Pairce, Thurles was re-opened by GAA President Liam O’Neill on Friday afternoon last having undergone and extensive refurbishment and modernisation.

The GAA museum in Lar na Pairce, Thurles was re-opened by GAA President Liam O’Neill on Friday afternoon last having undergone and extensive refurbishment and modernisation.

The popular tourist destination is now a multi-faceted, sophisticated, fully automated experience with the centrepiece of the museum remaining - namely, the extensive Sam Melbourne collection which has grown in importance and size through the decades. GAA officials led by County Chairman Sean Nugent, Liam O’Donnchu and Seamus King of Lar na Pairce, Patron Archbishop Dermot Clifford and Leader representatives who also supported the up-grade and bouhght into the concept, were in attendance as well as many of those who helped get the museum off the ground many years ago.

The museum is now available to view and is a perfect destination for school tours, tourists visiting the region and anyone interested in the GAA and local history, heritage and culture.

Pictured right at the re- opening are: Eamon de Stafford, Liam O’Donnchu, Tony Casey, Seamus King, Tomas O’Domhnaill and Noel Morris.