Researchers at UCD

Críostoír Mac Cárthaigh


National Folklore Collection
Newman Building
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7168481



Críostóir Mac Cárthaigh; (2008) Traditional Boats of Ireland, History, Folklore and Construction. Cork: The Collins Press. Available Online [Details]

Book Chapters

Críostóir Mac Cárthaigh; (2008) 'Fishing Communities of the Clare Coast' In: Matthew Lynch & Patrick Nugent (eds). Clare: History and Society. Dublin: Geography Publications. , pp.521-540 Available Online [Details]
Críostóir Mac Cárthaigh; (2005) 'Ó Bhun go Barr an Bhaile ar an mBlascaod Mór' In: Máire Ní Chéilleachair (eds). Ceiliúradh an Bhlascaoid 8, Tréigean an Oileáin. , pp.64-84 [Details]
Críostóir MacCárthaigh; (2003) 'Thatch and Thatching' In: Críostóir MacCárthaigh; (eds). The Mayglass Farmstead. Kilkenny: The Heritage Council. , pp.44-48 [Details]
Críostóir MacCárthaigh; (2003) 'Wooden Boats' In: Críostóir MacCárthaigh; (eds). Traditional Crafts of Ireland. London: Thames and Hudson. , pp.85-95 [Details]
Críostóir Mac Cárthaigh and Barry O'Reilly; (2001) 'Ó Bhun go Barr an Bhaile: Recent Settlement on the Great Blasket Island' In: Séamas Ó Catháin (eds). Northern Lights, Following Folklore in North-Western Europe, Essays in Honour of Bo Almqvist. Dublin: University College Dublin Press. , pp.148-164 [Details]
Críostóir Mac Cárthaigh; (1999) 'An Bád Sí: Phantom Boat Legends in Irish Folk Tradition' In: Patricia Lysaght, Séamas Ó Catháin & Dáithí Ó hÓgáin (eds). Islanders and Water-Dwellers. Dublin: *. , pp.165-176 [Details]
Críostóir Mac Cárthaigh; (1999) 'Clare Island Folklife' In: Críostóir Mac Cárthaigh & Kevin Whelan (eds). New Survey of Clare Island: History and Cultural Landscape. *: Royal Irish Academy. , pp.41-72 [Details]

Edited Books

Críostóir Mac Cárthaigh, Séamas Ó Catháin, Séamus Mac Mathúna & Anthony D. Buckley (Ed.). (2007) Border-Crossing: Mumming in Cross-Border and Cross-Community Contexts. Dundalk: Dundalgan Press. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

Críostóir MacCárthaigh; (2003) 'An Churach in Árann'. Bealoideas, 71 :199-205. [Details]
Críostóir MacCárthaigh; (2002) 'An Alternative Mummers Play from Donegal'. Bealoideas, 70 :199-205. [Details]
Críostóir MacCárthaigh; (2001) 'A Farmstead at Ballinliss, County Armagh'. Bealoideas, 69 :164-166. [Details]
Críostóir Mac Cárthaigh; (1998) 'An Eighteenth-Century Farmhouse at Waddingtown, County Wexford'. Bealoideas, 66 :225-229. [Details]

Other Journals

Críostóir MacCárthaigh; (2001) 'Shark Hunting in the West of Ireland' Maritime Life and Traditions.(Cornwall) 12 :12-24. [Details]
Críostóir Mac Cárthaigh; (1998) 'Micheál Ó Conghaile, An Aran Curraghmaker' Meitheal Mara 2 :4-7. [Details]


Research Interests

  • Vernacular architecture
  • Traditional boats and fishing
  • The cultural landscape (especially those of Atlantic island communities)
  • Folk drama and oral literature

Tionscnaimh / Projects:

Coordinated a study of Christmas mumming in the north of Ireland and in 2003 organised an international conference in Derry on the subject of folk drama entitled Mumming in Cross-Border and Cross-Community Contexts.
Co-editing the proceedings of the conference with Séamas Ó Catháin, Anthony D. Buckley (Ulster Folk and Transport Museum) and Séamus Mac Mathúna (University of Ulster) for publication in October 2007

Also editing a major study of traditional boats in Ireland which has been underway for some eight years, entitled Traditional Boats of Ireland. This is due for publication in December 2007.