Donegal GAA archive to be made accessible to the public

For the first time ever, the public will soon have access to the Donegal GAA County Board's archives.

The Donegal County Archive has received an award of 4,500 euro from the heritage council which will be used to catalogue and conserve the collection.

To date only a small part of the Donegal GAA archive collection has been made available to the public but in recent years the county board released its entire collection.

This includes including minutes of meetings, photographs, programmes and other items relating to the history of the GAA over the past 80 years.

The Donegal County Archives now plans to use the funds it has received, along with an allocation from the service's own budget, to catalogue and conserve the collection.

It is also planned to produce a publication which will provide a short history of the GAA in Donegal, describe the items in the collection and include images from the collection.

It is hoped that by the end of the year the entire collection will be made fully accessible to the public.