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The GAA Library and Archive is the national repository for the GAA’s records, archives and publications. The GAA Library and Archive holds records and archives dating from the 1880s through to the present day. Its mission is to identify and preserve collections of archives, papers, manuscripts and publications that record the values, culture and history of the Association, Gaelic Games and individuals who have contributed to the Association.


This material is particularly useful to second and third level students, historians, journalists, genealogists and all those wishing to research the rich history of the GAA

These records, archives and publications are available to view in the GAA's dedicated and supervised Reading Room. Access to this material is strictly by appointment only and all visitors must comply with the attached Reading Room rules.

1916 Rising Commemoration

To commemorate the centenary of the 1916 Rising, the GAA is creating an online digital archive that will showcase the rich history of the GAA during the revolutionary period of 1913-1923. This archive, which will be launched in 2016, will contain digital copies of GAA photographs, match reports, posters, administrative documents and museum artefacts relevant to the period 1913-1923.

And you can get involved, see below.

Get involved

Do you have suitable material from the period 1913-1923 for our online digital archive?

If GAA members, clubs or supporters (or other institutions) have material from the period 1913-1923 that may be suitable for inclusion in this online digital archive, it would be appreciated if they could contact the GAA Museum Archivist, Mark Reynolds (mreynolds@crokepark.ie / 01 8192350). 

The GAA is particularly keen to acquire digital copies of the below All-Ireland winning teams:

  • The 1919 Kildare Football Team
  • The 1923 Galway Football Team
  • The 1913 and 1922 Kilkenny Hurling Teams
  • The 1914 Kerry Football Team
  • The 1916 (Hurling) and 1920 (Football) Tipperary Teams
  • The 1918 Limerick Hurling Team
  • The 1915, 1917 and 1918 Wexford Football Teams
  • The 1917 (Hurling) and 1921, 1922 and 1923 (Football) Teams.  

Club Archive Appeal

The GAA Library and Archive is actively seeking donations from GAA clubs. If people are in a position to donate club material to the GAA Library and Archive, they should contact the GAA Museum Archivist, Mark Reynolds at mreynolds@crokepark.ie  or 00 353 1 819 2350.

Read our guiding document to prepare for the club collecting drive