Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Folklore material for Wicklow, Wexford & Carlow joins online Schools Collection

Folklore and local history material from Counties Carlow, Wexford and Wicklow has been uploaded to the National Folklore Collection's free website,

The material is from the Schools Collection, which contains folklore material recorded by pupils between 1937 and 1939, and consists of more than half a million pages of handwritten stories and reports noted by some 50,000 primary schoolchildren across the 26 counties.

With this latest upload, the database now holds the Schools material from Counties Carlow, Cavan, Clare, Donegal, Dublin, Galway, Kerry, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Leitrim, Limerick, Longford, Louth, Mayo, Meath, Monaghan, Roscommon, Sligo, Tipperary, Waterford, Westmeath, Wexford and Wicklow. Only the manuscripts from Counties Cork and Offaly remain undigitised. They are expected to join the site before the end of the year.