Leo Corduff Photographs

We recently added 350 newly digitized photographs taken by folklore collector Leo Corduff (1929-1992) to the Photographic Collection. Over 500 of his photos are now available on dúchas.ie. View »

National Folklore Collection UCD Digitization Project

26,052 items from the Main Manuscript Collection, 252,771 stories from the Schools’ Collection (1937–38) and 12,728 images from the Photographic Collection are available here

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The Main Manuscript Collection

This collection includes every aspect of the Irish oral tradition. A sample selection of volumes is available at this time.


The Schools' Collection

A collection of folklore compiled by schoolchildren in Ireland in the 1930s.


The Photographic Collection

The photographs in this collection reveal many aspects of Irish life and culture over the past century or more.


Meitheal Dúchas.ie

Get a deeper insight into the folklore of Ireland by transcribing stories in the Schools’ Collection.

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Information Resources

Find publications and other reference materials relating to the collections on this website.


Irish Surname Index

This is a collection of surnames that developed from the work of the Irish Folklore Commission. Find alternate spellings of Irish surnames.


Weekly Pick

See items of particular interest selected by the dúchas.ie team.