24 July 2017
70+ copybooks from the Schools' Folklore Scheme now available here. Further information in this blogpost (as GA).
4 May 2017
Click here to see updated guidelines for Meitheal Dúchas.ie.
25 April 2017
We have created a Facebook group for Meitheal Dúchas.ie transcribers. This is an opportunity for members of the Meitheal to discuss their transcriptions informally and bilingually. Click here.
26 April 2017
Click here to download stories and folklore about May Day.
10 March 2017
Click here to download stories and folklore about St. Patrick's Day.
13 January 2017
dúchas.ie user survey - Please complete a short survey about dúchas.ie here. The survey will be available until noon 3 February 2017.
10 January 2017
There was a power issue in one of DCU's datacentres yesterday (9 January) that caused a disruption to the connection to Fiontar & Scoil na Gaeilge's web server (i.e. Ainm.ie, Dúchas.ie, Gaois.ie, Logainm.ie) for 105 minutes (between 14:53:00 and 16:38:00). We would like to apologise for this.
23 December 2016
The team at dúchas.ie would like to thank you for your support during 2016 in using the site and doing great work through Meitheal Dúchas.ie. We would like to wish you a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year. We will be back in the office on 3 January 2017 and will respond to enquiries sent to eolas@duchas.ie then.
14 December 2016
Have you seen the Christmas themed pdf on the information resources page? Click here to download a collection of stories from the Schools' Collection which have been brought together in one pdf by the dúchas.ie team.
3 October 2016
Vacancies in Fiontar agus Scoil na Gaeilge: Assistant Researcher (contract for up to 24 months). More information>>
Assistant Researcher Editor (contract for up to 24 months) More information>>
Closing date: 17 October 2016
22 September 2016
Material from Counties Cork and Offaly are now available on dúchas.ie. More information>>
8 September 2016
Material from Counties Wicklow, Carlow and Wexford is now available on dúchas.ie. More information>>
10 August 2016
Blogpost (as Gaeilge): Béaloideas Chontae na hIarmhí>>
28 July 2016
14 July 2016
Material from Co. Roscommon and Co. Westmeath is now available on dúchas.ie. More information>>
23 June 2016
Click here to download stories and folklore about St John's Eve.
16 June 2016
Material from Co. Meath is now available on dúchas.ie. More information>>
31 May 2016
Material from Co. Cavan and Co. Longford is now available on dúchas.ie. More information>>
10 May 2016
The results of the 2015 survey of dúchas.ie users are available here>>
29 April 2016
Material from Co. Clare is now available on dúchas.ie. More information>>
25 April 2016
Click here to download stories and folklore about May Day.
22 March 2016
Material from Co. Tipperary is now available on dúchas.ie. More information>>
11 March 2016
Click here to download stories and folklore about St. Patrick's Day.
18 February 2016
Material from Co. Louth is now available on dúchas.ie. More information>>
4 February 2016
English-language folklore material now available for transcription on dúchas.ie. More information>>
4 February 2016
Images from the Schools' Collection on dúchas.ie were inaccessible for periods from 3 February 2016 and 15.00 today, 5 February 2016. This was as a result of a configuration error following essential upgrade works carried out on 3 February between 12.00-14.00. We would like to apologise for any inconvenience.
29 January 2016
Material from Co. Kilkenny is now available on dúchas.ie. More information>>
27 January 2016
Images on the dúchas.ie website will not be accessible between 12.00-14.00, 3 February. This outage is due to essential maintenance work on the server. We would like to apologise for any inconvenience.
23 December 2015
The team at dúchas.ie would like to thank you for using the site during 2015 and wish you a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year. We will be back in the office on 4 January 2016. We will respond to enquiries sent to eolas@duchas.ie upon our return.
17 December 2015
Click here to download stories and folklore about Christmas.
14 December 2015
Thank you to everyone who took part in the recent dúchas.ie survey. Congratulations to Gráinne Ní Mhuilneoir in Port Laoise, Co. Laois, winner of the draw.
26 November 2015
Material from Co. Monaghan is now available on dúchas.ie. More information>>
20 November 2015
Material from Co. Laois is now available on dúchas.ie. More information>>
19 November 2015
dúchas.ie user survey - Please complete a short survey about dúchas.ie here. The names of all respondents who give an email address will be entered in a draw for a €150 book token. The draw will take place on 11 December 2015.
30 October 2015
Jan O'Sullivan TD, Minister for Education and Skills, launched Limerick material from the Schools' Collection at an event in Limerick City on 30 October. More information>>
15 October 2015
The dúchas.ie website will not be accessible between 13.00-13.30, 22 October. This outage is due to essential maintenance work on the server. We would like to apologise for any inconvenience.
6 October 2015
Vacancy in Fiontar: Assistant Researcher in training (6 month contract). More information>> Closing date: 26 October 2015
5 October 2015
A text search feature has been added to dúchas.ie.
24 September 2015
The dúchas.ie website will not be accessible between 13.00-13.30, 1 October. This outage is due to essential maintenance work on the server. We would like to apologise for any inconvenience.
17 September 2015
The dúchas.ie website will not be accessible between 13.00-13.30, 24 September. This outage is due to essential maintenance work on the server. We would like to apologise for any inconvenience.
15 September 2015
Vacancy: Data Programming Assistant (Part-time) in Fiontar. More information>> Closing date: 2 October 2015
24 August 2015
Vacancy: Research Editor in Fiontar. More information>> Closing date: 11 September 2015
2 June 2015
Material from Co. Sligo is now available on dúchas.ie. More information>>
30 April 2015
Click here to download stories and folklore about May Day.
23 April 2015
22 April - Joe McHugh TD, Minister of State at the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, today launched Meitheal Dúchas.ie and folklore material from two new counties (Kerry and Kildare). More information>>
23 April 2015
Material from Co. Kildare and Co. Kerry is now available on dúchas.ie.
More information on Kildare material>>
More information on Kerry material>>
31 March 2015
Information resources have been added to the site including two downloadable articles about the Schools' Collection: '"Men who could catch horses and rabbits by running after them": The Schools’ collection' by Rosita Boland and 'Súil siar ar Scéim na Scol 1937-1938’ by Séamas Ó Catháin.
Both articles are available here.
13 March 2015
Click here to download stories and folklore about St. Patrick's Day.
12 March 2015
The dúchas.ie website will not be accessible between 17.30-17.40 on the 16th of March. This outage is due to essential upgrade works. We would like to apologise for this.
13 February 2015
Thank you to everyone who took part in the recent dúchas.ie survey. Congratulations to Paddy Madden in Straffan, Co. Kildare, winner of the draw.
15 January 2015
dúchas.ie user survey - Please complete a short survey about dúchas.ie here. The names of all respondents who give an email address will be entered in a draw for a €150 book token. The draw will take place on 6 February 2015.
23 December 2014
The team at dúchas.ie would like to thank you for using the site during 2014 and wish you a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year. We will be back in the office on 5 January 2015. We will respond to enquiries sent to eolas@duchas.ie upon our return.
4 December 2014
Irish surnames index now available on dúchas.ie. More information>>
4 December 2014
Material from Co. Leitrim is now available on dúchas.ie. More information>>
7 November 2014
Vacancy: Editor/Research Project Administrator in UCD. More information>> Closing date: 17 November 2014
9 October 2014
Material from Co. Galway is now available on dúchas.ie. More information>>
9 October 2014
Vacancy: Part-time Technical Assistant. More information>> Deadline for receipt of applications is 31 October 2014.
25 September 2014
Vacancies: Assistant Research Editors (3 positions). More information>> Deadline for receipt of applications is 17 October 2014.
3 July 2014
Vacancy: Summer vacancies. More information>> Deadline for receipt of applications is 17 July 2014.
5 June 2014
A new platform, gaois.ie, has been launched by Fiontar DCU to provide language and terminology resources for Irish on-line. The parallel corpus, ParaDocs, is now available on gaois.ie. Further tools and resources will be made available on gaois.ie in the future.
21 May 2014
Have you visited the new logainm.ie website which was launched on 16 May?
20 May 2014
Vacancy: Assistant Research Editor. More information>> Deadline for receipt of applications is 6 June 2014.
6 May 2014
Vacancies: Research Internships (6 positions). More information>> Deadline for receipt of applications is 23 May 2014.
15 April 2014
A new search has been added to dúchas.ie and you can find stories connected with particular people, including the storytellers, children and teachers. Click on ‘People’ and you can enter the start of a surname, or the full surname, or browse alphabetically and filter by county.
27 March 2014
Registration is now open for BISA's annual conference and training event which is taking place in Dublin on 16th and 17th May. This year, BISA is delighted to be teaming up with Fiontar, Dublin City University who are generously hosting the conference.
The conference will explore common themes and challenges. A theme of this year's event is looking at how the Internet is being used in new and exciting ways to broaden use and appreciation of the wonderful sound archives being preserved in Ireland and Britain. A draft-programme is available here.
Though most are agreed that the Internet is the best way to broaden access to sound archives, it is not always clear as to how best to do this.
Registration fee for the conference, payable on the day, is €30/£25 (registered BISA members) or €36/£30 (non-members) and includes lunch and refreshments. Register today, and we look forward to welcoming you to Dublin!
The Placenames Branch, the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht is supporting this conference.
25 March 2014
A mapping tool has been added to dúchas.ie. Click on ‘Places’, or follow this link www.duchas.ie/en/plc. You can zoom in on a particular area or school and access that school’s material by clicking on the name of the school. At present we only have access to Google maps in English but we are continuing to research more suitable arrangements.
8 December 2013
This project commenced in 2012. 80% of the material (c. 64,000 items) from four counties (Dublin, Donegal, Waterford and Mayo) was published from the Schools’ Folklore Collection on www.duchas.ie in December 2013.The project was launched by Dinny McGinley, the Minister of State for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, on 17 December 2013.
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