THE GAELIC ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION:
THE LIFEBLOOD OF IRELAND
Presented by Professor Mike Cronin, Academic Director of Boston College Ireland.
Professor Cronin was educated at the University of Kent and Oxford University where he was awarded his D.Phil. He has published widely on various aspects of Irish history, and is a
renowned scholar in the area of sport. He is a regular media commentator on aspects of Irish and sporting history.
His lecture will explore the history of the GAA, and discuss how central it has been to the creation and maintenance of Irish identity.
The GAA is more than simply a sporting organization, and has been instrumental in supporting the Irish language and culture, as well as having played a key role in many of the pivotal moments in Ireland’s political history. With the apparent demise of the Church as a central force in Irish life, the GAA stands alone as the only mass movement in the country and across its diaspora.
Registration: $5.00 (students $2.00 with ID) to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, Oct 22, 2017
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Gaelic – American Club