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Urban Folklore Project (Dublin)


Collection of interviews and field recordings made at various locations throughout Dublin.

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Folklore Schools Games


The project seeks to build on the earlier work of the Irish Folklore Commission in collecting the Schools’ Survey in 1937-38.

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Folklore Schools 1937-38


A collection of primary school copybooks gathered under the direction of the Irish Folklore Commission to bring together information on Irish traditions from across the country.

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Questionnaire: Tinkers [Travellers]


Questionnaire and collected material on the subject of Tinkers [Travellers] in Ireland, issued by the Irish Folklore Commission.

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Questionnaire: Emigration to America


Questionnaire and collected material on the subject of Irish emigration to America. Compiled by Arnold Schrier in collaboration with Seán Ó Súilleabháin of the Irish Folklore Commission.

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Schools’ Manuscript Collection - My Home District / Bailiúchán na Scol - Mo Cheantar Féin


This sub-collection consists of a series of selected essays by schoolchildren from participating counties in Munster and Connacht entitled "My Home District", a topographical description of their own locality which they were encouraged to write.

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Schools’ Manuscript Collection - Carna & Ballinasloe, Co. Galway / Bailiúchán na Scol - Carna agus Bhéal Átha na Sluaighe, Co. na Gaillimhe


This sub-collection consists of five volumes of essays dealing with a wide range of local folk tradition and history, written by schoolchildren in 1937-38, and drawing on information recorded from parents, relatives and neighbours living in the districts of Carna and Ballinasloe, Co. Galway.

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Questionnaire: Irish Famine (1845-1852)


Questionnaire and collected material on the subject of the Irish Famine. Compiled by the Irish Folklore Commission.

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The Schools' Collection: Laois county schools


Bailiúchán na Scol, or The Schools’ Collection, is the result of a scheme initiated by the Irish Folklore Commission in collaboration with the Department of Education and the Irish National Teachers' Organisation. The scheme encouraged primary school children in the Irish Free State to collect and document folklore and local history. This collection contains chapters of material collected by County Laois schools.

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The Schools' Collection: Wicklow county schools


Bailiúchán na Scol, or The Schools’ Collection, is the result of a scheme initiated by the Irish Folklore Commission in collaboration with the Department of Education and the Irish National Teachers' Organisation. The scheme encouraged primary school children in the Irish Free State to collect and document folklore and local history. This collection contains chapters of material collected by County Wicklow schools.

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