Heritage at Play

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Generously funded by the Watson Institute for International Studies and AT&T via an AT&T New Media Fellowship, Colleen Brogan and myself will be traveling to Ireland for a month in the summer of 2010 to produce a documentary on indigenous Irish sport. This space is a site for thinking through approaches to the documentary and tracking sources/web sites/research.

Please check out HIST 1970: Modern Ireland and my personal research on the GAA in the following sections for more information/resources.

  1. The Roots of the GAA
  2. Politics & The GAA

Stadiums in Ireland

  • List of GAA Stadiums by Capacity - [1]
  • List of Stadia in Ireland by Capacity - [2] - Only 2 of top twenty not explicitly for Gaelic Games
  • Semple Stadium - Thurles [3]
    • Significance: Thurles was the location for the "first" meeting of the GAA as an organization and is considered to be located the geographic center of Ireland. As a result, it is considered the "heart" of Ireland and the cradle of the GAA.
  • Croke Park - Dublin [4]
    • The indisputable home of Gaelic Games. The museum of the GAA and the GAA administrative offices are housed here, and the park has the largest capacity of any stadium in Ireland. It is the third largest sporting venue in all of Europe. The All-Ireland Final is always held here.

In the News

  • FAI and Limerick disagree about Barca Fixture (Irish Times) - [5]
  • Belfast Controversy over GAA & PSNI (Police Service of Northern Ireland) Sharing space on a letterhead - [6]

Further Plans

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