Wednesday 17 August 2022

Written in the Landscape, a digital exhibition from the National Folk Collection

To mark National Heritage Week, Ireland's island-wide festival of all-things heritage, the National Folklore Collection (NFC) has completed a project based on its online resources. 

The result is a digital exhibition, downloadable as a pdf, called Written in the Landscape – Stones in Irish Folk Tradition.

Natural stone features such as cromlechs, dolmens, stone circles and stone heap memorials have been the subject of many aspects of folklore, from folk practice and beliefs to legends and songs. 

As such, they appear in the vast collection of local lore gathered by the Irish Folklore Commission and its successors from 1935 and held today by the NFC at University College Dublin.

To view the Written in the Landscape exhibition, click the image above.