Bloody Sunday Commemorative Lecture and Tour

Bloody Sunday Commemorative Lecture and Tour

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The GAA Museum, national custodian of the archives of the GAA, will host an afternoon lecture with Tim Pat Coogan to mark the 90th anniversary of Bloody Sunday. The lecture will take place at the museum on Saturday, 20th November at 2.00pm.

Bloody Sunday, Sunday 21st November 1920 was an historic day for Ireland and for the Gaelic Athletic Association. On that day events outside of the GAA brought politics into the heart of the Association when British troops opened fire during a challenge football match between Dublin and Tipperary in Croke Park.

Tim Pat Coogan, one of Ireland’s best known historical writers, will discuss these events which resulted in the deaths of 13 civilian spectators and one Tipperary footballer, Michael Hogan. Coogan’s lecture will also examine the activities of Michael Collins ‘Squad’, who had assassinated 14 undercover British agents the previous evening.

Dr. William Murphy, lrish Studies lecturer in DCU, will speak at the event and will explore the relationship of the GAA with the events unleashed by revolutionary nationalism in Ireland during the period 1914-1920.

The GAA Museum will also host a special Bloody Sunday Commemorative Guided Tour at 2.30pm on Sunday November 21st . Visitors will tour Croke Park stadium and the museum, which houses items such as an original match ticket and the whistle used by referee Mick Sammon.

The museum has commissioned a new plaque to mark the 90th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday. This plaque features pictures of both teams, and lists the names of the fourteen people who died at Croke Park on November 21st 1920. A wreath will be placed at the plaque during the tour.

Tour guides will recall the history surrounding the lead-up to the events which resulted in the death of Tipperary footballer Michael Hogan, after whom the Hogan Stand is named.

Lecture & Tour Times

Bloody Sunday 90th Anniversary Commemorative Lecture – November 20th at 2.00pm (GAA Museum, Cusack Stand, Croke Park) Bloody Sunday 90th Anniversary Commemorative Tour – November 21st at 2.30pm (Leaving from GAA Museum, Cusack Stand, Croke Park.

Please note that booking is essential, as places are limited.

For further details or to book a place at the lecture or tour please book on line at www.crokepark.ie or by phoning; 01-8192323.