• On the Wran

    22 Nov
    On the Wran

    [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.

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  • Meeting The Other Crowd

    21 Oct
    Meeting The Other Crowd

    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:

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  • Presentation

    29 Apr

    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.

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  • Tobar: A Photographic Exhibition

    31 Mar
    Tobar: A Photographic Exhibition

    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.

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  • Supernatural Beliefs

    27 Mar
    Supernatural Beliefs

    The department had the pleasure to host Eddie Linehan on a couple of occasions this year to tell students of his knowledge and stories of collecting supernatural beliefs and being a performer of this fairy lore which is much part of his passion and research. Visit Eddie's Website.

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  • At the Sorbonne

    27 Mar
    At the Sorbonne

    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.

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  • Gods and heroes: the acallamh as ethnography

    26 Mar
    Gods and heroes: the acallamh as ethnography

    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).

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  • If The Walls Could Talk

    11 Dec
    If The Walls Could Talk

    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.

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