7 September 2009

Irish Sporting Heritage Database

Boston College-Ireland, in conjunction with the Department of Arts, Sport and Tourism, is pleased to announce the launch of a website for the Irish Sporting Heritage Project.

The Irish Sporting Heritage Project aims to record Ireland’s built sporting heritage, existing and historical, over the last 150 years. It will identify sports of all traditions and social classes. The project will produce an online searchable database for use by the general public. Users will be able to search the database by sport and by county.

The new website allows members of the public to submit information to the Irish Sporting Heritage Project. We are appealing to the public to provide information on sporting sites in their locality. We are looking for information on the obscure as well as the well-known. The database will include sporting heritage over the last 150 years and we are keen to receive information on sites that are no longer used for sport but continue to hold a special meaning in local or national memory. We are interested in receiving information about all sports in all parts of the country.

The website address is www.irishsportingheritage.com

For more information contact:
Dr Roisín Higgins,
Higgins@irishsportingheritage.com
01 614 7452.
Irish Sporting Heritage, Boston College-Ireland, 42, St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2.

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