In a podcast for the History Hub.ie podcast series Dr Paul Rouse (UCD) examines a key moment in the development of modern Ireland which took place in the billiards room of Lizzy Hayes’ Commercial Hotel in Thurles, Co Tipperary on November 1st 1884 – the founding of the Gaelic Athletic Association. Dr Rouse lectures in modern Irish history in the School of History & Archives UCD and is the co-author of The GAA: A People’s History(Collins) and The GAA: County by County (Collins).
Listen to What actually happened at the founding meeting of the GAA?
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Image: Hayes Hotel, Thurles. Source: GAA Archive – bit.ly/10nTq2D