Calling all Senior Citizens in the Local Area…

GAA Museum and Fighting Words Need You for a New Project

As part of the GAA Museum’s programme of events to remember the tragic events of Bloody Sunday in Croke Park on November 21st, 1920 we are teaming up with the GAA to launch a new community project. If you like telling stories or have an interest in local history, then this is for you!

We are looking for local senior residents who would be interested in attending free writing workshops focusing on local history and stories.

Fighting Words volunteers will facilitate these workshops to discover more about the local area and its people. The chats will cover general history as well as stories and accounts of Bloody Sunday which may have been passed down orally within the community.

We hope that after the workshops, we can publish a book of these stories with you the local community as the authors. This is a great opportunity for unknown stories and people to be remembered and captured forever.

You don’t have to have any writing experience to take part.

Who are we looking for? Senior citizens who live in the local area around Croke Park

What do you have to do? Be available to attend a series of writing workshops at Fighting Words, Behan Square, Russell Street. The workshops will take place at 6pm om Tuesday evenings at dates to be confirmed following the current office closure due to Covid-19. They will be held twice a month over the course of three months and each session will last approximately 2 hours.

How do I get involved? If you are free to commit to the six workshops, please get in touch with Julianne Savage in Croke Park with your contact details. You can email here on or Colm Quearney at Fighting Words

About Fighting Words
Fighting Words is a creative writing centre established by Roddy Doyle and Sean Love. Fighting Words is located on Behan Square, Russell Street, Dublin 1 - very close to Croke Park. Fighting Words helps students of all ages to develop their writing skills and to explore their love of writing.