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Ireland Homework

MARCH CLASS HOMEWORK: Read each of the following links in preparation for our visit from Terry Lynch of the Seattle Gaels.  

Information on the Gaelic Athletic Association (Cumann Luthchleas Gael)

What is the GAA?

Every Irish county has its own GAA   

Information on local groups: Seattle Gaels and Tacoma Rangers GAA

The GAA and Irish politics

  1. Overview of GAA political involvement during years of opposition to British rule
  2. Croke Parke Massacre 21 November 1920

 News article on Croke Park Massacre as a still-important part of Irish history

Information about why the Official GAA does not emphasize involvement in political atmosphere of early 20th century Ireland or the Croke Park Massacre.  Why?

YOU MUST ALSO DOWNLOAD, PRINT, AND READ THE TWO DOCUMENTS BELOW ABOUT HURLING AND GAELIC FOOTBALL.  BRING THEM TO CLASS WITH YOU!

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Click here to read about the importance of the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising as it pertains to Irish sports.  Also -- really cool jerseys if you want to order one.

And click here to lose yourself in archival newsreels from the Easter Rising and the Irish Civil War.  Technology is so cool!


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Jennifer Haas,
Feb 12, 2016, 11:23 AM
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Jennifer Haas,
Feb 12, 2016, 11:23 AM
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