The Dúchas.ie Project

The objective of the project is to initiate the digitization1 of the National Folklore Collection (NFC) so that:

(i) the public has access to material from the Collection on the public website and

(ii) a data management system is available for NFC to which other material can be added in future.

Project partners

  1. National Folklore Collection, UCD and the National Folklore Foundation
  2. Fiontar & Scoil na Gaeilge, DCU
  3. Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht

Information brochure


1 Digitization here means making a digital copy (scanned or re-recorded) of the following resources: papers (pages and index cards), photographs, audio files, video files. At this point, neither rewriting handwritten material nor the use of optical character recognition (OCR) is involved.
UCD National Folklore Collection DCU Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs National Lottery

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