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Gaelic Games, Irish Nationalist Politics and the Irish Diaspora in London, 1895-1915

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Moore, Stephen and Darby, Paul (2011) Gaelic Games, Irish Nationalist Politics and the Irish Diaspora in London, 1895-1915. Sport in History, 31 (3). pp. 257-282. [Journal article]

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DOI: 10.1080/17460263.2011.618695

Abstract

This article makes an original contribution to the growing historiography on the role of sport, and more specifically, Gaelic games amongst Irish immigrant communities around the world. It does so by shedding light on the origins and early history of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) in late nineteenth century and early twentieth century London. In particular, the article explores the ways in which membership of this organization allowed sections of the city’s Irish population to preserve and express their ethnic specificity and support for Irish nationalism. This reveals that Gaelic games were drawn on by a diverse range of organizations and individuals who sought to utilize these sports to galvanize support for varying shades of Irish nationalism.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:Gaelic Games, GAA, Irish nationalism, Irish diaspora, diaspora
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > Ulster Sports Academy
Research Institutes and Groups:Sport and Exercise Sciences Research Institute
Sport and Exercise Sciences Research Institute > Centre for Sport in Society
ID Code:20116
Deposited By:Dr Paul Darby
Deposited On:29 Nov 2011 16:23
Last Modified:29 Nov 2011 16:23

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