Local History Lectures & GAA Ephemera

We recently finished up our lectures on the Local History Certificate run by the University of Limerick and The Irish Workhouse Centre Portumna – delighted to provide lectures on Archaeology in the Landscape and Museums and Material Culture to such a great course! One of the Certificate students brought along a fascinating family heirloom for the last lecture – an original collection of GAA ‘Gaelic Sportstars’ collectable player cards, given away with sweet cigarettes in possibly the early ’60s! Some lovely pieces of sporting ephemera, and a collectable tradition that still continues strong today with football player trading cards. Really great to see some camogie players represented in the collection too!

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