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Recent Publications

A Handbook of Irish Folklore (Scríbhinní Béaloidis/ Folklore Studies 22) [Kindle Edition]

Seán Ó Súilleabháin, was archivist with the former Irish Folklore Commission from 1935. Ó Súilleabháin undertook his archival training in Sweden and he based his Handbook on the Swedish system. The breadth of material covers all aspects of life from material culture to custom and belief and oral narrative. This is the first e-publication of Comhairle Bhéaloideas Éireann: The Folklore of Ireland Council and it is proud to offer this book, which has long been out of print.

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The Otherworld

This book, with two accompanying compact discs, examines aspects of the enduring belief and fascination which the Irish imagination has with supernatural beings, encounters and occurrences as represented in song and music.
ISBN: 978-0-9565628-3-8 | Paperback | €25.00

Clár Amhrán Mhaigh Cuilinn

The rich repository of song in Irish in the National Folklore Collection is represented in this publication of song from the barony of Maigh Cuilinn, Co. Galway. Ciarán Ó Con Cheanainn
ISBN: 978-0-95656-281-4 | Hardback | €30.00

All in! All in!:

A selection of Dublin children's traditional street-games with rhymes and music (Scríbhinní Béaloidis / Folklore Studies 2) Eilís Brady
ISBN: 978-0-901120-85-4 | Paperback | €18.00

Recent News

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Sgéalta Mhuintir Luinigh/Munterloney Folktales Launches

Sgéalta Mhuintir Luinigh/Munterloney Folktales is a unique compendium of Tyrone lore in the Irish language including folktales, legends, songs, proverbs, riddles, charms, toasts and accounts of various calendar and other folk customs. It will be launched this Autumn at a price of €20.

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The Otherworld - Music and Song from Irish Tradition Launches

The Otherworld - Music and Song from Irish Tradition will be launched on November 21st by traditional musician Paddy Glackin. This is a 220 page, illustrated book (92 b/w photographs) with accompanying CDs- featuring music, song and lore. It has been compiled and edited by Rionach uí Ógáin and Tom Sherlock. Comhairle Bhéaloideas Éireann is the publisher.

Seoda as Cnuasach Bhéaloideas Éireann/Treasures of the National Folklore Collection launched on the 9th of December

Seoda as Cnuasach Bhéaloideas Éireann/Treasures of the National Folklore Collection is primarily visual, drawing on the diverse collections found within the archive. The book consists of sixteen essays, with a Foreword by Dr T.K. Whitaker, showcasing some of the treasures and including illustrations, paintings, photographs manuscripts, music transcriptions and books. The publication will provide an opportunity to re-visit, and reflect on, the work carried out by one of the most innovative government-funded bodies in Western Europe during the first half of the twentieth century in a time of acute economic need.