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Selection of photographs from the National Folklore Collection which illustrates the work of the Irish Folklore Commission and its successors.
Tobar Dhéagláin, Ard Mór.
Tobar Gobnait, Dunquin.
Holy Well at Gleann an Aifrinn (under the bush in foreground), site of early monastic church at Knockane, Stonehall. Also where Penal Mass celebrated.
Fairy bush. Old hawthorn in field at Dromintee associated with fairy lore.
St. Fanahan's Well, Mitchelstown.
(a ‘rag’ well), Tempo (note: does not appear on 1st Edition OS 6” map 1835). Also in picture: Patrick Mc Ginn.
St. Patrick's well, Ballyshannon.
Holy Well, Baile an Tobair, Corr na Mónadh.
St. John's Well, Dingle.
Our Lady's Well, Ballyheige
Tobar Chomáin, Pollatomish.
Holy Well, Minard.
Holy Well (St. Lazerian's), Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow.
Tetunny Holy Well.
St Cooey's well, Ards peninsula, Co. Down
Tobar Bríde, Ballymoreagh.