[Work of the Commission and Department of Irish Folklore - UCD Digital Library

Work of the Commission and Department of Irish Folklore : Seán Daltún, Séamus Ó Duilearga, Seosamh Ó Dálaigh, Mícheál Ó Dónaill, Co. Waterford.]

In collection Folklore Photograph Collection

Origin information
Co. Phort Láirge (Éire) / Co. Waterford (Ireland), Cúl na Sméar : Coimisiún Béaloideasa Éireann (CBÉ) / Irish Folklore Commission - Copyright
Date created:
Type of resource
still image
Physical description
1 photograph (image/tiff) — Digital origin: reformatted digital — Reformating quality: preservation
Note
005 I gCuimhne na nDaoine. Negative is contrasty.
Note
Seosamh Ó Dálaigh worked as a full-time collector from 1396 until 1951. he did most of his work in the area of the Dingle peninsula but he also worked in north Kerry, west Limerick, west Tipperary, west Cork and the Decies area of Co. Waterford. Caoimhím Ó Danachair was ethnographer with the Irish Folklore Commission and later with the Departmant of Irish Folklore. He took a large number of valuable photographs wich are now in the Department and he was primarily responsible for the creation of the photographic archive. During the 1940's and the 1950's the Commission made disc recordings of many informants. This involved the use of a recording van seen in this photograph, to transport the equipment an to supply the power, as many parts of the country were without electricity at this time. At least two people were necessary: one to conduct the interview and the other to operate the recording machine. 12" and 16" acetate discs were cut in the recording van and these discs, amounting to about 3,000 in all, are now kept in the Department of Irish Folklore.
Languages
English  
Genre
Photograph
Subject
Oral Literature
Storytelling--Ireland
Location
UCD School of Irish, Celtic Studies, Irish Folklore and Linguistics. National Folklore Collection UCD. Folklore Photograph Collection. M001.22.00026
Alternative view
[Edward Maddrell and Charlie Watterson, near Port St Mary, Cregneash, Isle of Man.]
Alternative view
[Edward Maddrell and Charlie Watterson, near Port St Mary, Cregneash, Isle of Man.]
Note
005 I gCuimhne na nDaoine. Negative is contrasty.
Note
Seosamh Ó Dálaigh worked as a full-time collector from 1396 until 1951. he did most of his work in the area of the Dingle peninsula but he also worked in north Kerry, west Limerick, west Tipperary, west Cork and the Decies area of Co. Waterford. Caoimhím Ó Danachair was ethnographer with the Irish Folklore Commission and later with the Departmant of Irish Folklore. He took a large number of valuable photographs wich are now in the Department and he was primarily responsible for the creation of the photographic archive. During the 1940's and the 1950's the Commission made disc recordings of many informants. This involved the use of a recording van seen in this photograph, to transport the equipment an to supply the power, as many parts of the country were without electricity at this time. At least two people were necessary: one to conduct the interview and the other to operate the recording machine. 12" and 16" acetate discs were cut in the recording van and these discs, amounting to about 3,000 in all, are now kept in the Department of Irish Folklore.

Record source
Prepared by IVRLA project staff, UCD Library, University College Dublin — Record identifier: uri:info:fedora/ivrla:10109

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