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Gaelic Athletic Association - Oral History Project

Theme: Music and Culture

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Traditional Irish musicians

Illustrating the link between the GAA and Irish music
and culture, a group of traditional musicians playing
a session on the front steps of New Haven Gaelic
Football and Hurling Club.
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Conceived as it was, at a time of cultural revival, the GAA aimed to revive a host of Irish activities. It is true that sport has come to dominate the Association’s activities, but clubs across the country are venues for supporting the Irish language, hosting the many cultural competitions associated with Scór, as well as providing a venue for celebrating the births, deaths, and marriages of its members ... More

Jim Hannigan

Jim Hannigan, 92, Donegal
Jim recalls the events surrounging a céilí held after an inter-county camogie match between Donegal and Antrim.
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Con Hogan

An tAmhráin ‘Kilcash’
Con Hogan, Iar-Cathaoirleach Chontae Tiobraid Árann ag labhairt 'Kilcash' le Charles Kickham.
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Aralt Mac Giolla Chainnigh

Aralt Mac Giolla Channaigh, 49, Ceanada
Aralt ag labhairt faoin chaidreamh idir pobal na Gaeilge agus an Chumann Lúthchleas Gael i gCeanada.
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Catherine-Ann O'Connell

'Maloney Remembers the Resurrection of Kate Finnucane'
Catherine-Ann O'Connell recites her former Scór entry, 'Maloney remembers the resurrection of Kate Finnucane', by Brendan Kennelly.
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Joe O'Loughlin

Joe O'Loughlin, 76, Fermanagh
Joe feels that Irish plays an important role in the GAA for those who are fluent, but he dislikes games being broadcast in Irish without subtitles.
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‘Irish culture and language plays a huge part in my club, and while I would not be a fluent Irish speaker, I appreciate greatly what the GAA, Scór, etc. does to promote the language and culture.’
—Weeshie Fogarty, 67, Kerry
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