Welcome to the National Folklore Collection at University College Dublin, home to one of the largest collections of oral and ethnological material in the world. Visitors are invited to explore the large selection of books, manuscripts, audio recordings, videos and photographs, drawings and paintings dealing with Irish life, folk history and culture.
The specialist library contains books, periodicals and off-prints on Irish and comparative folklore, ethnology and related fields. A range of finding aids will assist researchers in locating information about a particular subject, or material contributed by any of the many thousands of storytellers, collectors and correspondents over the years.
New material continues to be added to the Collection, including photographs, audio and video material, books and documents.
Courses in Irish Folklore
Undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Irish folklore are offered by the School of Irish, Celtic Studies, Irish Folklore and Linguistics.
For details of these programmes, go to http://www.ucd.ie/icsifl.
Death of T.K. Whitaker
It is a cause of great sadness for the staff of the National Folklore Collection UCD and members of the Folklore of Ireland Society to learn of the passing of our dear friend, Dr T K Whitaker. He was patron of the Folklore of Ireland Society for many years, and was closely associated with the work of the Irish Folklore Commission and its successors. May he rest in peace.