Sunday, 1 January 2012

GAA oral history project

Here's an interesting piece plugging a new book based on the findings of the GAA oral history project in Ireland, which commenced in 2008 and which has interviewed hundreds of people in all 32 counties. The project deals with the GAA's 125 year history, with the entire collection to be held at the GAA Museum at Croke Park in Dublin. To read the article visit

(With thanks to Jill Ball's Australian Genealogists Daily, Sun Jan 1 2012, at



  1. If you have not found an explanation of what GAA stands for, here is a start:

    ``From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    The Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) (Irish: Cumann Lúthchleas Gael, [ˈkʊmˠən̪ˠ ˈl̪ˠuh.xlʲæsˠ ɡeːl̪ˠ]) is an amateur Irish and international cultural and sporting organisation focused primarily on promoting Gaelic games, which include the traditional Irish sports of hurling, camogie, Gaelic football, handball and rounders. The GAA also promotes Irish music and dance, and the Irish language.``

  2. Many thanks - it's also bigger than the Catholic church in Ireland, so I suspect those with a vested interest will have a rough idea about it!