Hurling and Camogie are now protected cultural activities under UNESCO's Intangible Heritage list.
A delegation from the GAA travelled to Paris in October in an effort to secure the status.
The government will now commit to protecting the game and raising awareness about its importance overseas.
The ancient games join Uileann Piping on the list of protected cultural activities from Ireland.
Among those added the list for this year is reggae music from Jamaica and Georgian wrestling.
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