MARCH 2ND – MAY 28TH 2017
Heffo’s Army – The Rise of Dublin GAA. Dedicated to the late Kevin ‘Heffo’ Heffernan – former Dublin manager, and one of the greatest Gaelic footballers of all-time – the show ran until May 28th in the Ireland Funds Gallery.
Looking at the development of the GAA in Dublin from the early 20th century through the tumultuous rivalry between Dublin and Kerry in the late 1970s, the exhibition explores the impact that Dublin’s fortunes have had on the GAA, the changing fan culture in the city and the enormously positive legacy of Heffo, his players and the fans.
Presented in association with New Ireland Assurance and the RTÉ Archives, visitors got a once in the lifetime opportunity to see rare footage and photographs from the period, as well as personal memorabilia from fans and players alike.
“It is a real privilege for us to tell the story of Heffo’s Army to Dubs – and indeed to visitors from all around the world,” said Simon O’Connor, Curator of The Little Museum of Dublin. “The story of Kevin, the players and indeed the fans is an amazing moment in the social history of our capital and the life of the GAA.”