Cnuasach Bhéaloideas Éireann: The National Folklore Collection, University College Dublin

Abstract

Cnuasach Bhéaloideas Éireann, The National Folklore Collection at University College Dublin and successor to the Irish Folklore Commission (1935-1970), consists of manuscript, photographic, and audio/video archives, as well as a specialist library and a music archive. It contains two million manuscript pages, thousands of hours of audio recordings, 80,000 photographs, and a number of paintings. The specialist library holds some 50,000 items relating to Irish and comparative folklore and ethnology. It is tasked with the preservation, dissemination, and augmentation of the collections.

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Transcription of “Ceaite na gCuach” from fieldwork by Séamus Ennis.

Image: Colm Ó Caodháin, Glinsce, Carna, County Galway, Ireland in the 1940s.

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