The GAA Museum hosts a range of temporary exhibitions and added a new exhibition space on the museum's ground floor for these as part of the 2010 redevelopment.
The GAA - A Global Phenomenon is our latest temporary exhibition and provides an overview of the history and development of the GAA overseas from 1884 to the present day. The exhibition covers the GAA worldwide, focusing on the Association’s development in key regions - Britain, North America, Australasia, Asia, Europe and Canada. The exhibition includes artefacts from the museum’s own collection and material from the GAA Archive, in addition to material from other institutions including Kerry County Museum, Lár na Páirce in Thurles and the Association's clubs and units overseas.
The GAA - A Global Phenomenon takes over from the successful exhibition Dermot Earley - Leader & Legend which closed on 4th June after almost one year in the museum. Launched in June 2011, the exhibition honoured the late Dermot Earley, former Roscommon footballer and Chief-of-Staff of the Irish Defence Forces. Dermot Earley - Leader & Legend celebrated Dermot's life and featured souvenirs from his career as a hugely successful gaelic footballer, playing for both Roscommon and Connacht, and from his distinguished military career in the Irish Defence Forces. The exhibition was a great success and attracted many visitors. Find out more.
The Croke Park Timeline was launched in June 2009. Starting in 1864, the timeline takes museum visitors on a visual journey through the significant events and milestones of the stadium’s rich history.
Previous exhibitions include a photographic exhibition entitled Celebrating 30 Years of Irish Sport which featured 150 iconic moments in Irish sport over the last 30 years. The exhibition My GAA Hero was the result of a partnership between the GAAMuseum and a local school and ran from June 2010 until March 2011.
In 2010, the GAA Museum hosted Fighting Irishmen - Celebrating Celtic Prizefighters 1820 to present. This exhibition, organised by the Irish Arts Centre, NYC under the direction of Jim Houlihan, told the story of Irish emigration through the sport of boxing.