National Folklore Collection UCD Digitization Project

250,459 stories from the Schools’ Collection (1937-38) and 9,771 images from the Photographic Collection are available here

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The Schools' Collection

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Announcements

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.
National Folklore Collection UCD Awarded Prestigious UNESCO Status. Press-release available here.
The new dúchas.ie site won An Suíomh Gaeilge is Fearr at the eir Spiders on 30 November.
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The Schools' Collection

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

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The Photographic Collection

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

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

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Resources

Information Resources

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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.

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