Ballymoney Museum has a road racing display. It holds leathers, helmets, and memorabilia from the Dunlop brothers and other successful local riders on permanent display along side an interpretative exhibition, with film, on the history of road racing in Ireland (north & south). It’s on display 12 months a year. You can take a virtual tour at the link above.
Dublin City Library has launched its Sporting Archive. It is well worth considering donating club histories and information to this location where they will be safeguarded for future generations and where they can be made available to the general public.
GAA Oral History Project is based in Boston College-Ireland and has been commissioned by the GAA as part of its 125th Anniversary celebrations. The project aims to record the fullest possible picture of what the GAA has meant to the Irish people, in their own words. It is recording face-to-face interviews with thousands of people in Ireland and internationally, including GAA members and supporters and anyone who has ever had any contact or involvement with the GAA
The Irish Real Tennis Association exists to promote the sport of Real Tennis in Ireland. Its main focus is the restoration of the Dublin court. This court was built in 1885 by Sir Edward Guinness, and hosted the 1890 world championship. It was played on until 1939, when it was bequeathed to the Irish State, to be used as a real tennis court.
Mick the Miller Statue
Mick the Miller was the first star of greyhound racing. Born in Killeigh, Co Offaly in 1926, he remains the only greyhound to have won the English Derby, the Cesarewitch and the St Leger. A statue has been erected to him in his home town.
Played in Britain publish books on Britain’s sporting heritage. If you like an old scoreboard, or a mildewed pavilion; if you would like to know where to find the world’s oldest bowling green, or the best Art Deco grandstand in London; if you’re fed up with homogenised, commercialised sport, and long to dive into a Victorian swimming pool with gorgeous ceramic tiling; if you think potting balls all afternoon in a dimly-lit billiard hall is definitely not time mis-spent; if you have ever wondered why tennis and suburbia go together so well, then Played in Britain is for you.
Waterford County Museum has an extensive range of images and written material relating to sport in the county. A considerable amount of this material has been made available online.