Cultural ActivitiesA massive thank you to all the members of Roger Casements GAC and Geraldines CC, along with the local community, who turned out in force to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a grand celebration of Irish Language, Traditional Irish Music and Dancing. It was a wonderful spectacle to witness and appreciate the amount of culture and talent in our clubs and to pull together to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in style. Many thanks to all the musicians, both Juniors and Seniors alike, and to the many dancers who gave up their time to facilitate this wonderful event! Thanks to our Irish Dancing coordinators, Carla McGrogan, Orla Friel and Marie Smith, without their support this event would not have been such a success.
See more pictures of the St. Patrick's Day Celebrations in the Gallery Section.
The History of the GAA in North Antrim by Dónal McAnallen
The next North Antrim Cultural Event following on from Last years talk by Eamon Phoenix, Dónal McAnallen will cover the history of the GAA in North Antrim. It will be in Carey Parish Hall Sat 23rd February 8pm
Contact your North Antrim club or Jimmy Gaston for tickets.
Dónal McAnallen (1978-) is an historian, researcher and educator. He graduated with a BA from Queen's University Belfast and a PhD from NUI Galway. He co-edited (with David Hassan and Roddy Hegarty) The Evolution of the GAA, based on a conference held at the Cardinal Ó Fiaich Library and Archive, Armagh, in 2009.
He authored The Cups that Cheered: A History of the Sigerson, Fitzgibbon and Higher Education Gaelic Games (Collins Press, 2012), which examines the uniquely fascinating and sometimes controversial world of Irish intervarsity sport. His most recent book,
The Pursuit of Perfection (Penguin Ireland, 2017), is a deeply personal memoir of his late brother Cormac, an All-Ireland winning Gaelic footballer who died suddenly in 2004, at the age of 24. Dónal has also lectured at the University of Ulster.