Deadline 31st Dec 2011 for GAA Oral History Project Responses‏

E mail from Arlene Crampsie

Dear All,

Well after more than three years the collection deadline for the GAA Oral History Project is upon us. This is the final, final call for contributions. Can I please ask that you send one final reminder around to as many club officials as you have contact details for and ask them to circulate the reminder below to their membership.

All contributions must be with the GAA Oral History Project before the end of this month, 31st Dec 2011. This is a fixed deadline, any material which is sent to us after this date can NOT be included in the project archive, so please take this opportunity to ensure that your county and clubs are properly represented in the project archive, which will be held in the GAA Museum, Croke Park for current and future generations.

Once again I attach the questionnaire. Can I encourage you as county board officials to take the lead and fill in a copy of this yourselves or alternatively you can simply send us a letter/email with your own favourite GAA memories and stories. It is important that all sections of the Association are represented in the final project archive – and the stories and opinions of current committee members and administrators should also be included.

As always if you have any questions about any of this please do not hesitate to contact me.

On a personal note, can I just say a huge thank you to you all for your help over the last few years. There is no doubt in my mind that this project would not have been as successful had it not been for your local knowledge and willingness to assist us with it.

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and all the best for the New Year and the future!

Arlene

Arlene Crampsie

GAA Oral History Project

Boston College-Ireland

42 St. Stephen’s Green

Dublin 2

Ireland

+353 (0)1 6147456 / 6625055

crampsie@gaahistory.com

A chairde,

The deadline for receipt of responses to the GAA Oral History Project is the 31st Dec 2011. This is a fixed deadline and any responses received after this date can NOT be included in the project archive.

When the project began back in Sept 2008, we aimed to gather at least ten responses from every GAA club across the world. Has your club submitted its ten responses? Will your club be properly represented in the project archive which will be made available through the GAA Museum, Croke Park? Has your club’s story been told? Have your members sent us their memories of their efforts to keep the GAA alive in your community over the last 127 years?

If not, it’s not too late. Your club can still take part by getting people to:

v Fill in the attached questionnaire.

v Send us a letter/email with their favourite GAA memories and stories.

v Get your local school to run the project between now and the Christmas holidays

Please take this last final opportunity to ensure that your club and community have had ‘your say on the GAA’.

If you have any questions about any of the above please visit www.gaahistory.com or contact me at the details below.

However, as I have said all responses must be received by the 31st Dec 2011. Anything received after that date can not be included in the project archive.

Is mise le meas,

Arlene

Arlene Crampsie

GAA Oral History Project

Boston College-Ireland

42 St. Stephen’s Green

Dublin 2

Ireland

+353 (0)1 6147456 / 6625055

crampsie@gaahistory.com