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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

From Our Neighbour: South Kilkenny Historical Society : The GAA Oral History Project

South Kilkenny Historical Society lecture
Title:The GAA Oral History Project
Speaker: Ms Regina Fitzpatrick
Date: Thursday, January 31st 2013

Venue: Mullinavat Parish Hall (opposite church)
Time: 8pm
Admission: €5 (members free)

The GAA History Project is a record of interviews with hundreds of people, including GAA members and supporters, current and former players, managers, officials and administrators. The interviews, which formed part of the GAA's 125th anniversary celebrations, record personal experiences of the GAA, e.g. earliest memories, playing matches, travelling to matches, watching matches, supporting teams (club and county), club life, changes in the game, involvement at club and county level, the GAA abroad, Scór, the Irish language, politics, religion etc.

Regina Fitzpatrick is a native of Galmoy, Co. Kilkenny and a consultant oral historian. She worked as a full-time oral historian on the GAA Oral History Project (2008-2012) and has carried out oral history interviewing, consultancy and training for both local authorities and heritage organisations including the Maze Long Kesh ‘Unlocking Heritage’ Project and St Michael’s Regeneration Board, Dublin.
Regina holds a BA in History and Irish from UCD and an MA in Cultural Policy and Arts Management, also from UCD and is currently undertaking doctoral studies at De Montfort University, Leicester.
With Dónal McAnallan and Paul Rouse, Regina co-edited 'The first fifty years of camogie', which was published in 2009 and is currently a director and chairperson of The Oral History Network of Ireland

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