|Date||Sunday October 16th|
|Admission||Free - Booking essential|
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Join Siobhán Doyle as she offers a new perspective on the GAA by presenting a range of objects from museums, pubs and private collections, from Michael Cusack's blackthorn stick to Brian Cody's baseball cap, to create a history of the GAA that also functions as a history of Ireland and its people.
Siobhán Doyle is the author of A History of the GAA in 100 Objects (Merrion Press, October 2022), which evokes stories of the GAA through objects: medals passed down from generation to generation, jerseys worn in All Ireland finals, a pair of glasses damaged during the events of Bloody Sunday. She has travelled the country to select 100 artefacts that represent all corners of the GAA, personal and official, and assembled stories from every county in Ireland, as well as overseas. Siobhán received a PhD in Museum Studies from Technological University Dublin in 2020 and works in the National Museum of Ireland.