Friday 29 April 2016

Dúchas adds Schools Collection for County Clare National Folklore Collection's free website, Dú, has added manuscripts written by pupils at schools in County Clare in 1937–39.

Part of the Schools Collection, the new material comprises stories collected from 170 Co Clare schools under a project run across the 26 counties of the Irish Free State in 1937–39. The pupils collected stories – topics included folk legends, weather lore, local history, proverbs, pastimes, trades and crafts – from their local communities, and recorded the names of their informants, often grandparents or older members of their family or neighbours.

See the Schools Collection for County Clare.

The Schools Collection's online availability is now completed for the following counties: Clare, Donegal, Dublin, Galway, Kerry, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Leitrim, Limerick, Louth, Mayo, Monaghan, Sligo, Tipperary, and Waterford. It is expected that the manuscripts for the remaining counties will be online by the end of 2016.