Laois Schools’ Collection material available now
Schools’ Collection material from Co. Laois now available on www.duchas.ie
Folklore and local history from Co. Laois is now available to read on www.duchas.ie.
The Schools’ Collection, an important component of the National Folklore Collection, UCD, contains the folklore material recorded by pupils between 1937 and 1939. It consists of over half a million pages recorded by around 50,000 primary school pupils in the 26 counties.
All volumes from the Schools’ Collection will be available online in a new repository of Irish folklore, dúchas.ie, by the end of 2016. Folklore material from Dublin, Mayo, Donegal, Waterford, Galway,Leitrim, Kildare, Kerry, Sligo and Limerick has already been made available on the site since the end of 2013.
dúchas.ie is the result of a partnership, established in 2012, between the National Folklore
Collection (UCD), Fiontar (DCU) and the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.