The new issue of the Folklore Department's Journal is out now.
Is féidir an iris a cheannach ach cuairt a thabhairt ar shiopa oifigiúil COC.
You can order the journal by visiting the official UCC online shop.Read more
Following Government directives on the 12th and 24th March that higher education institutions should close, UCC’s physical campus will be closed from 12 March until 19 April. UCC remains open online, as staff work remotely. For detailed information visit our COVID19 Information and Updates website.
Tuesday 14th March 2017, 11.00 – 13.00.
Archive/Seminar Room, Department of Folklore and Ethnology, 1st Floor, 5 Elderwood, College Road
A round table discussion about the researcher’s position within their work. This will feature two short presentations, followed by open discussion:Read more
And enjoy Cobh's famous 'Skilligin' Day'
A celebration of Shrove Traditions, Mardis Gras and Pancake Tuesday
Shrove Tuesday 28th FebruaryRead more
by Rosari Kingston
11.00 – 12.00, Tuesday, 14 February, in G27 O'Rahilly Building
This is a public lecture that is part of the Béaloideas/Folklore and Ethnology postgraduate research seminar series.Read more
Wednesday, 8 February, 12.00 – 14.00
DAH Active Learning Space
Food Science and Technology BuildingRead more
RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta & the Culture of Gaeltacht Communities, 1972-1996
Thursday, 8 December, 11.00 – 12.00
G27 O'Rahilly BuildingRead more
[Lecturer and Lecture Title:] Dr Aoife Granville: ‘On the Wran’ in Dingle: Marching, Musicking and Masquerade.
[Venue and Time:] 12-1, on 1 December 2016, in Geography/Geology Lecture Theatre, UCC.
This lecture will look at the contemporary tradition of the wren in Dingle town, the rituals and customs associated with it and explore its impact on community identity today.Read more
A round table discussion on the topic of Memory, featuring three short presentations, followed by open discussion.Read more
On a recent visit to Roinn an Bhéaloidis, folklorist and author, Eddie Lenihan, spoke of his excitement at having one of his collections of fairy stories translated into Japanese:Read more
Join us and learn about the rich folklore and cultural traditions surrounding Lughnasadh, marking the coming of autumn in the Celtic Calendar Year.Read more
The Cork Folklore Project and the Department of Folklore and Ethnology, UCC are pleased to announce the appointment of a new CFP Project Manager in January 2016.Read more
This year’s 9th conference of the International Society for Folk Narrative Research (ISFNR), "Charms, Charmers and Charming", which will take place Friday 6th to Sunday 8th May 2016. For full details, Read More.Read more
On Monday 28th April, in the Seomra Caidrimh, former students and staff of Béaloideas joined with staff and students of Roinn na Nua-Ghaeilge in honouring Irish language poet Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill.Read more
Dr Stiofán Ó Cadhla opened Coláiste Stiofáin Naofa’s Cultural and Heritage Studies annual exhibition in March. This years theme was ‘Tobar: A Photographic Exhibition celebrating the Rituals of the Holy Well and the Pattern Day in Irish Folk Tradition’. Many of CSN’s students go on to study folklore in UCC.Read more
Marie-Annick Desplanques will be lecturing at the Sorbonne during the month of April as part of the Erasmus programme. The department has welcomed students from this university of renown for the past few years. We are very keen on sharing and opening new windows of study opportunities for students worldwide.Read more
Dr Jenny Butler is the department’s most recent PhD which she received for her work on: "Irish Neo-Paganism: Worldview, Ritual and Identity".
Stiofan Ó Cadhla’s contribution to the festschrift of Professor Seán Ó Coileán, 'Gods and heroes: the acallamh as ethnography' has just been published in Aidan Doyle and Kevin Murray, In Dialogue With the Agallamh published by Four Courts Press (2014).Read more
Book by Head of Folklore Dr Stiofán Ó CadhlaRead more
If the Walls Could Talk explores the relationship between some of Cork’s most historic buildings and the people who use them, and includes an interview with our own Michael Holland, University Curator. Based on excerpts from interviews with local historians and residents, the DVD is illustrated with audio clips, original music, and images from the Cork Folklore Project archive and Cork-based photographer, Gráinne McGee. In addition, there are rare images taken by Roy Hammond, from the private collection of author Michael Lenihan, the Irish Examiner and Evening Echo, the Lawrence Collection of the National Library of Ireland, the Irish Architectural Archive, and from the Crawford Art Gallery, Cork.Read more