National Folklore Collection UCD Digitization Project

674,254 manuscript pages, 13,171 photographs and 236 hours of audio are available here

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Exhibition: Informants of the Commission

https://doras.gaois.ie/cbeg/M013.06.00043

These photographs are portraits of informants taken by the staff and friends of the Irish Folklore Commission

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Collections

  • The Main Manuscript Collection

    This collection includes every aspect of the Irish oral tradition.

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  • The Schools’ Collection

    This is a collection of folklore compiled by schoolchildren in Ireland in the 1930s.

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  • The Photographic Collection

    The photographs in this collection reveal many aspects of Irish life and culture over the past century or more.

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  • The Audio Collection

    The recordings in this collection describe all aspects of Irish folklore and tradition.

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Bailiúchán Béaloidis Árann

The folklore of Árainn collected by islanders

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Resources

  • Information Resources

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  • Irish Surname Index

    This is a collection of surnames that developed from the work of the Irish Folklore Commission. Find alternate spellings of Irish surnames.

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