The Irish Folklore Commission Collection 1935-1970

Documentary heritage submitted by Ireland and recommended for inclusion in the Memory of the World Register in 2017.

© National Folklore Collection, Music collector Séamus Ennis taking notes from Colm Ó Caodháin Glinsce, Carna, Co. Galway. Image by unknown, 1945

The Irish Folklore Commission Collection was assembled in the years 1935-1970 and forms the core archival material held in the National Folklore Collection UCD. The collection compromises varied documentary formats which include audio, visual, manuscript and rare printed materials, spanning all aspects of human endeavor and traditional knowledge, from material culture to oral literature , language and artistic expression. 

  • Year of submission: 2016
  • Year of inscription: 2017
  • Country: Ireland
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