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Féile glory – 40 years on

It hardly seems that long ago but this year marks the fortieth anniversary of Cuala’s most successful Féile campaign. This is the one and only (so far!) Cuala team to ever win the Dublin Féile. In 1974, the lads went on to represent Dublin in the National Féile which was held in Limerick that year

Gaelic Sport in Eblana – Frank Hayes recalls great school days

Cartlann Digiteach Cuala is mindful of the great support Cuala and its ancestral clubs received from local schools. All the more so when some of those schools, like CBS Eblana in Dún Laoghaire is no longer with us. So we were thrilled when Joe McCann showed us a copy of “St Michaels CBS 1856 – 1992” a souvenir publication to mark the closing of that great institution in 1992

Ó Maoláin Scrapbook – a treasure trove of gaelic games achievement

Cartlann Digiteach Cuala has just published a unique Scrapbook documenting hurling & football in Dalkey. Compiled by former Dalkey schoolmaster Proinsias Ó Maoláin (RIP), the album covers a period from the 1950’s to the 1970’s. It contains a wide range of handwritten notes, photographs, newspaper cuttings, songs and poems – all penned by the late author or his pupils. Overall, it paints a vivid picture of how Gaelic Games were organised in and around Dalkey.

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1988 Junior Football Final recalled

Cuala’s heritage in images and print is not just concerned with winning trophys. We love to hear of heroic journeys that took teams to great heights even if the outcome did not mean more silverware. Some seasons yielded something just as valuable – lasting friendships and great memories of shared endeavours. Like this memorable journey to the Junior Football final in 1988.

Who Do You Think You Are?

1962 was a pivotal year in Ireland and in the World generally. 50 years ago, we were beginning to see immense changes in social and cultural lives. It was a significant year in the history of Cuala too – with 2 strategic developments that were the critical foundations of our modern day club.