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GAA Archive, The

The GAA Archive, a department of the GAA Museum, was formed in 2007. The GAA 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 mission of the GAA Archive is to identify and preserve collections of archives, papers and manuscripts that record the values, culture and history of the Association, Gaelic Games and individuals who have contributed to the Association. The core function of the GAA Archive is the curatorship of the historical records and archives of the Association, and of those collections of private individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the Association. These documents are acquired and preserved to help document the history of the Association, both in Ireland and abroad.

Contact:    Mark Reynolds, Archivist 


Public Access to the GAA Archive:

The collections held by the GAA Archive are open for public consultation (to bona fide researchers). The 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. 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 Archive. Any person found not obeying the rules will be asked to leave and may be found liable for damage caused.

Donating material to the Archive:
The GAA 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 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

The GAA Archive holds the official records of the Gaelic Athletic Association; these are the records which were created, or received, by the GAA during the course of its business.

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Address: GAA Archive, GAA Museum, Cusack Stand, St. Joseph's Avenue, Croke Park, Dublin 3
Telephone:  +353 (0)1 819 2323
Fax:   +353 (0)1 819 2324
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