History Project

We want to preserve the story of your club and its members. Every club has its own unique stories, personalities and experiences. The GAA Oral History Project wants to make sure that your club’s history is recorded so that future generations will know the contribution that your club and individual members in your locality have made to the GAA. Take this opportunity to be involved in the largest sport’s history project in the world today and to have your story preserved in a new archive at the GAA Museum in Croke Park.

The GAA Oral History Project aims to record the fullest possible picture of what the GAA has meant to the Irish people, in their own words. The project will record face-to-face interviews with thousands of people in Ireland and internationally, including GAA members and supporters, current and former players, managers, officials and administrators, jersey washers, stewards, drivers – anyone who has ever had any involvement with the GAA. This is not just a story about the famous players and famous matches, but about the grassroots who are responsible for keeping the Association alive. This project aims to be a representative survey of attitudes to and experiences of the GAA among Irish people – be they good or bad. Attached you will find a letter from Uachtarán Christy Cooney introducing the project and also our questionnaire which we encourage you to fill in.

Visit http://www.gaahistory.com/ – enjoy stories we’ve already recorded and learn more about the project.

Tell us your story – Ask club members (past and present) to fill in the questionnaire or simply to write down their story and send it to the project (see website). Postal and electronic contributions are welcome.

Become a volunteer – Without your help, the story of your club and county will not be told. If you would like to get involved in collecting stories please visit http://www.gaahistory.com/ or give us a call at 01 662 5055.

Get your local school involved – Primary and secondary school packs are ready to download from http://www.gaahistory.com/ so if you know someone who is a teacher, tell them about the website.

Nominate people to be interviewed – Have your club members tell their story in their own words.

Donate photographs, documents and recordings – Simply contact a member of the project team.
We are also happy to take items on loan for a short time, digitise them and then return them to you.
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The Louth Contact for the Project is Pat Kierans and Pat can be contacted at patjkierans@hotmail.com or 086 1741818