The GAA Archive; Information on collections held, public access procedures, acquisition and donation policies

The GAA Library and Archive

Dedicated to preserving the historical records and archives of the GAA

About the GAA Library and Archive

Public Access to the GAA Library and Archive

The GAA Library and Archive is committed to fostering and promoting a culture of research and enquiry into the rich history of the GAA, its members and the contribution made by the Association to the social, political and cultural life of Ireland.

The collections held by the GAA Library and Archive are open for public consultation (to bona fide researchers). The Library and Archive is open to the public on Monday and Tuesdays only but appointments are strictly necessary. Applicants must make an appointment using the provided application form.

The reading room of the GAA Library and Archive is located in the GAA Museum, Croke Park (the Cusack side of the Stadium)

Archives are original and irreplaceable. To ensure that no damage comes to the archives a series of rules have been drawn up and these rules must be followed by all users of the Library and Archive. Any person found not obeying the rules will be asked to leave and may be found liable for damage caused.

Archive Acquisition Policy / Records Rule

The GAA Library and Archive is dedicated to acquiring, preserving and making accessible the records and archives of the GAA which document the history of the Association. The collection of archives is regulated by the GAA Archive Acquisition Policy. This policy, approved by the Museum’s Governing Board, is subject to revision.

At Congress 2010 a motion (number 62) was passed resulting in a ‘Records Rule’ being added to the Official Guide. Rule 4.15

Donating material to the Archive

The GAA Library and Archive actively acquires records and archives of enduring value. If you hold any of the below, and would be interested in donating them to the Library and Archive, please contact the GAA Museum Archivist who would be happy to discuss the donation procedures with you. The Archive is particularly interested in collecting-

*GAA minute books, annual reports, financial statements

*Correspondence, diaries, memoirs

*Maps, plans or blue-prints of GAA stadium, club houses,

*Posters, flyers, match programmes, photographs