17 Aug 2022

Progress on GAA museum

Work continues on plans to bring a GAA museum to Kilkenny City.

Work continues on plans to bring a GAA museum to Kilkenny City.

Representatives of the borough council paid a visit to the Lory Meagher Brod Tullraoan Centre last month, to see for themselves the situation there. The building has not been open to the public in years, and Kilkenny remains without any GAA museum.

A sub-committee of the Municipal Policy Committee (MPC) was set up last month with the task of progressing the museum project.

Cllr Joe Reidy, who is the chairman of the MPC, and town clerk Brian Tyrrell made the visit to assess what material may be available for future public display. Mr Tyrrell has revealed that the contents at the Lory Meagher Centre include the Railway Shield, some signage, and other GAA photographic memorabilia.

Initially, the GAA museum sub-committee included Pat Henderson, Cllr David Fitzgerald, Mr Reidy and Mr Tyrell. However, at a recent borough council meeting, Cllr Jimmy Leahy and Cllr Marie Fitzpatrick were also added.

The sub-committee is now to liaise with the County Board to have the items catalogued, after which the local authority may be able to store them. A number of possible locations for the museum have been mooted, including the Carnegie Library.

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