John Dillon (Naas) Minute Book, 1887 - 1889

Reference Code: GAA/Naas/01/01
Title: John Dillon (Naas) GAA Minute Book
Covering Dates: 1887-1889
Level of Description: Item / Collection level
Extent: One Volume / c.114pp

Scope and Content:

Foundational minute book of the John Dillon (Naas) GAA club, in which the formative minutes of the club are recorded. The minute book contains a record of all decisions taken by the club between 1887 and 1889. Administrative decisions include the formation of a club committee, the acquisition of a playing grounds and the formation of a debating society and band attached to the club.  

In addition to the general administrative recordings, the minute book sets the political context in which the club was established: topics recorded include the effect the 1887 split in the GAA (and subsequent 1888 reconstruction) had on the club; the GAA ban on British military and police; the relationship between the John Dillon club and the imprisonment of nationalist leaders, and the amalgamation of the club with a rival athletics body in direct response to police brutality in Naas.  

Conditions of Access and Use

Conditions governing access: Access is strictly by appointment only using the 
                                                        provided application form.
Language:                                     English
Finding Aid:                                   Descriptive list