Tell us Your Story?

Tell us your story - Fill in the questionnaire (see below ***) or simply to write down your story and send it to the project (see website). Postal and electronic contributions are welcome.The GAA Oral History Project is drawing to an end. We are seeking to receive at least ten responses from every club (details below) and all material must be with the project team before the 31st December. Any items received after this date can not be included in the 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 final opportunity to be involved in the largest sport's history project in the world today and to have your story preserved in the GAA Museum in Croke Park.

The GAA Oral History Project has aimed to record the fullest possible picture of what the GAA has meant to the Irish people, in their own words. 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 and also our questionnaire which we encourage you to fill in.
How YOU and YOUR club can get involved:

  • ***Tell us your story - Fill in the questionnaire: General Oral History Questionnaire or simply to write down your story and send it to the project (see website). Postal and electronic contributions are welcome. Encourage other members of the club to do the same.
· Forward this email to everyone in your club - everyone knows somebody who is involved in the GAA in some way, forward this email to as many people as possible, even to people who aren't involved in the GAA.
· Get your local school involved - Primary and secondary school packs are ready to download from make sure your local school has taken part!

· 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.
Our project staff can offer full support and guidance to help you with any method you choose!
We want to record the experiences of people involved in all types of Gaelic games, not just football and hurling, therefore we are encouraging people from handball, rounders, camogie and ladies football to get involved. This project will celebrate the grassroots of the organisation by recording and preserving their efforts and achievements over the last 125 years.

Please forward this email to anyone who you think may be interested, in Ireland or abroad and also people of different nationalities living in Ireland. If you want more information please check out our website or get in contact with us using the details below!

Make sure your story is told and that your club has its place in the history of the GAA before the 31st Dec 2011.

Contact : Arlene Crampsie

GAA Oral History Project
Boston College-Ireland
42 St. Stephen's Green
Dublin 2
+353 (0)1 614 7456
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