GAA Museum Commemoration Programme

A microcosm of the War of Independence; the events of Bloody Sunday on 21st November 1920 marked a decisive turning-point in Irish history.

In Croke Park, the Dublin and Tipperary football teams lined out for a great challenge match. Spectators filled the grounds, completely unaware that the RIC were mobilising, intent on carrying out an act of deadly retribution for the earlier assassinations of British intelligence agents by Michael Collins’ Squad. 10 minutes into the game, shots rang out. The firing lasted for 90 seconds, killing 14 civilians and injuring 60 more.

Later that evening, the killing of two high-ranking Dublin IRA officers, Dick McKee and Peadar Clancy, and Irish language enthusiast, Conor Clune, in Dublin Castle brought the tragic day to an end.

As the national custodian of all of the archives and artefacts of the Gaelic Athletic Association, the GAA Museum is honoured to remember the 100th anniversary of Bloody Sunday.

Celebrating Ireland’s national games and how the GAA has contributed to our cultural, social and sporting heritage is at the heart of everything we do. Remembering Bloody Sunday is therefore of utmost importance to us and we invite you to remember it with us through our sensitively curated, diverse events programme.

Programme of Events

GAA Museum Summer School

Sport, Peace & Reconciliation
Friday 14th August 2020

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Remembering Bloody Sunday Tours

Weekly Tours
Every Saturday at 11am and 2pm

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Remembering Bloody Sunday Exhibition

Temporary Exhibition
Open daily – time slots must be booked in advance

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Mondays at the Museum Lecture Series

Weekly Series
September-November 2020

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History Ireland Hedge School

Free Event
Wednesday 18th November 2020

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Sunday Miscellany Live at the GAA Museum

Live Broadcast
Saturday 14th November 2020

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Fighting Words Local Community Project

Community Outreach Programme
Ongoing

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Covid-19 Procedures

All events will adhere to government guidelines in relation to social distancing and capacity to prevent the spread of Covid-19. All visitors to the GAA Museum should familiarise themselves with our procedures in advance of their visit on crokepark.ie/tours/covid-19-procedures

A note from the GAA Museum Director, Niamh McCoy

As the national custodian of all of the archives and artefacts of the Gaelic Athletic Association, the GAA Museum is honoured to remember the 100th anniversary of Bloody Sunday.

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Learn More About the Darkest Day in GAA History

A microcosm of theWar of Independence; the events of Bloody Sunday on 21st November 1920 marked a decisive turning-point in Irish history.

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Who were the victims of Bloody Sunday?

Here you’ll find a brief insight into the lives of the 14 victims of Bloody Sunday. The accompanying portraits have been sketched by artist David Sweeney. Original photographs of each victim do not exist, so some of these sketches have been created rather than replicated. These sketches will form part of the ‘Remembering Bloody Sunday’ exhibition.

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Transilience

A painting was specially commissioned by the GAA Museum to commemorate the Bloody Sunday centenary and will form part of the museum’s Bloody Sunday exhibition. The painting, titled ‘Transilience’, meaning an abrupt change or leaping from one state to another, was painted by artist and Croke Park colleague David Sweeney.
 
Learn more about the painter and the painting.

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Recreate the GAA Greats from home and share it using #GAAMuseum and #RecreateTheGAAGreats

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GAA Museum induct six more players into Hall of Fame

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