The Folklore of Ireland Society

The object of the society as stated in the editorial of the first issue of Béaloideas, which appeared in June 1927, was to collect, preserve and publish the folklore of Ireland. The Society’s journal, Béaloideas, which first appeared in 1927, now numbers over eighty volumes and can be accessed online at Over the years the Society also produced other publications including A Handbook of Irish Folklore (1942) by Seán Ó Súilleabháin. The Society also organises an annual series of public lectures on various aspects of folk tradition. Members of the Society are entitled to attend the lectures and to receive a copy of Béaloideas. Some back-issues of Béaloideas are available to purchase. If interested please contact the society (details below).


Membership Rates 2019


The Folklore of Ireland Society,
c/o The National Folklore Collection,
John Henry Newman Building (Ground Floor, Block F),
University College Dublin,
Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.

Tel: +353 1 716 8216