Cumann Lúthchleas Gael Uladh

GAA Programme Fair

May 25th, 2009

ofiaich-prog-fair-2009.jpgOn Saturday 30 May the Cardinal Tomás Ó Fiaich Memorial Library and Archive, Armagh, will host ‘Clár 2009′, its second annual national Gaelic games programme and collectibles fair.

The previous fair last August, the first of its kind anywhere for GAA memorabilia, proved a great success, with a large number of collectors in attendance. Collectors came from all four provinces to Armagh to exchange and deal over items. The event also provided many collectors with an opportunity to meet each other for the first time.

An even bigger crowd is expected to attend this year’s fair. Surplus items from the library collection as far back as the 1940s will be available for exchange or sale at reasonable prices. There will be no auction element. A range of GAA memorabilia from the early years of the last century will also be on show, as part of the library’s current Ulster GAA history exhibition.

Collectors are encouraged to forward lists of their ‘Wants’ and ‘Spares’ in advance of the fair, and to bring a selection of their spare programmes for exchange on the day.

The event will start at 10.30 a.m. Further information is available for Roddy or Dónal at the library on (048)-37522981.

[Photo Caption: Inter-county footballers David Harte and John Devine (Tyrone), and hurler Paul McCormack (Armagh), ahead of their counties’ clash in the championship next weekend, look at a replica of the programme of the 1952 Ulster game between the two counties.

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