Browse Collections (14 total)

Gmelch, Sharon & George

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George Gmelch is Professor of Anthropology at the University of San Francisco and Union College. He has published fourteen books and has also written…

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“Ireland is famous worldwide as a land of music and song. We have a thriving folk tradition that has evolved since aincent times, through the penal…

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Items here are selected from various collections, links are also provided for more specific searches

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Rosaleen McDonagh

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Playwright Rosaleen McDonagh is a frequent contributor to Sunday Miscellany RTE Radio1 and also a columnist for the Irish Times. Rosaleen is a…

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Irish Folklore Commission (Est 1935 – Now The National Folklore Collection UCD)


Main Traveller related material

The Schools Collection 1937 – 8
The Tinkers Questionaire 1952

Main Collectors of Traveller material in the…

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A Bird in the House, God Bless Her

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The material presented here ranges from rare Easter and May Day customs, personal stories involving fairies, the banshee and shape-shifting hares to…

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Public Museum Cork

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On Thursday 13 October 2005, Lord Mayor Cllr. Deirdre Clune formally opened an exhibition of Traveller Culture in Cork Public Museum. The exhibition…

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National Library of Ireland


An increasing number of our collections are searchable online, however in some cases manual catalogues housed in the Library may still be the only…

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Micheal. OhAodha


Poet and academic who has written a number of books with and about the experiences of Irish Travellers

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The National Photographic Collection


The National Library Photographic Archive is located in Meeting House Square in Temple Bar, a short walk from the Library’s other buildings on Kildare…

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Hugh Lane Collection


Paintings relating to Traveller Culture

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