Tell Us Your Story
gaa oral history project
**Please note the GAA Oral History Project has now finished collecting submissions**
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. We want to hear your stories. We need your help to tell the story of your club and county. The Project will gather people’s stories in the following ways:
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, administrators, and anyone who has had any contact with or involvement in the GAA. If you would like to be interviewed, please contact us at the details given below.
There are two questionnaires available on this web site. We are appealing to as many people as possible to complete the longer version of the questionnaire/ceistneoir in order to gain the broadest possible amount of information on the GAA in people’s lives.
For those of you with less time, we would appreciate it if you would fill in the shorter version/ceistneoir leagan gairid. The questionnaires can be completed and returned electronically or printed out, completed by hand, and returned to us by post.
For those of you who would like to take part in the GAA Oral History Project but do not wish to fill out a questionnaire, why not write a letter or email to the project/scríobh litir nó ríomhphost chuig an tionscadal? This might simply recount your views of the GAA, or recall your own involvement in the association, special memories, or favourite stories. Alternatively, your letter could be based on some of the themes that are covered in the questionnaire. It does not matter what length the letter is — we will be delighted to receive your contribution.
We are also building up a collection of documents, photographs, and recordings relating to the social life of the GAA from 1884 to the present. No item is too recent! For further information on donating material, please view our Send Us Material page, or contact the Project directly.
Do you know somebody who should be interviewed? If so, please contact us and explain why.
Please send interview details, completed questionnaires, letters, and queries about donating material to: