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A GAA book a month up for discussion.

Learn more about Gaelic Games and the history of the Association by becoming a member of our new virtual GAA Museum Book Club.

Each month our GAA Museum team will choose a well-known GAA book to read and review and at the end of the month, the museum will host a free online interview with the author, in which members can submit questions and comments.

The ambition of the book club is to review some of the great GAA books and to give us all a much-needed sporting boost as we stay at home.

Books will vary each month and will include histories, biographies, autobiographies and memoirs - all of which are selected from the museum’s own library.

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This Month's Book

For November/December, the GAA Museum Book Club is delighted to announce that our choice is A History of GAA in 100 Objects by Siobhán Doyle.

To mark the publication of this fantastic book, Siobhán is officially launching it here in the GAA Museum this Thursday October 27th. On the evening she will chat with broadcaster Paul Collins about the treasures she has uncovered and her book writing process.

We have some tickets for the launch to give away to our book club members. If you are interested in attending at 7pm Thursday 27th October please email [email protected] before COB on Tueday October 25th. Tickets will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

A History of the GAA in 100 Objects offers a new perspective on the GAA by assembling a range of objects from every county in Ireland, as well as overseas, to present a chronological history of the GAA that also functions as a social history of the people who have been involved in it.

From a fifteenth-century horse hair sliothar to a tweed camogie dress, Trevor Giles' sleeveless jersey and Brian Cody's baseball cap, all corners of the GAA world, personal and official, are explored and celebrated in this book.

If you don’t have or can’t borrow a copy of the book, it will be available to purchase from the GAA Museum gift shop throughout November and December. 

Send us your comments / questions for the live Q&A with the author:


GAA Museum Library & Archive

The Book Club aims to raise awareness and celebrate the GAA Museum Library & Archive - the national repository for the GAA’s records, archives and publications. Its mission is to collect a copy of every book published by the GAA and every book written about the GAA. The GAA Museum and its archives house almost 20,000 items in its collection. Readers, researchers and students can access the archive in Croke Park by appointment when it’s safe to do so. Until then you can search the archive below.

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