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The Gresham, The O’Connell St.
Introduced by Des Cahill, RTÉ
Players or Patriots? The Gaelic Athletic Association and the 1916
By 1916 the GAA was one of the largest nationalist organisations in Ireland. Though a sporting body, the Association was always deeply politicised. This talk will discuss the GAA’s growing relationship with militant nationalism in the months and years before the Rising. It will also illustrate the notable contribution of GAA figures in the rebellion itself and the consequences of this for the GAA nationally.
Dr Richard McElligott, Lecturer in Modern Irish History UCD, author of Forging a Kingdom: The GAA in Kerry, 1884 – 1934
Up the Dubs!! – Dublin GAA & 1916
Playing for Dublin and fighting for Ireland: the stories of three ordinary Dubs and their part in the Rising and its aftermath.
Conor Murphy, Grandson of Jude Kerins, Cumann na mBan and Moss Kerins of Fianna Eireann.
Photograph courtesy of the RTÉ Archives