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Tipperary images in National Folklore Collection

Monday, 6th November, 2017 9:19am
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Tipperary images in National Folklore Collection

Dwelling house at Borrisokane, photographed by Caoimhín Ó Danachair, one of the Tipperary images on the duchas.ie website.

Tipperary images in National Folklore Collection

Dwelling house at Borrisokane, photographed by Caoimhín Ó Danachair, one of the Tipperary images on the duchas.ie website.

Several historic Tipperary images feature in the recently launched redesigned Dúchas website, www.duchas.ie.


A digitized version of the National Folklore Collection’s Photographic Collection was launched at the National Library by Minister of State with responsibility for Gaeilge, Gaeltacht and the Islands Joe McHugh.


The Photographic Collection is the latest resource to be added to the site. Around 10,000 photographs from the collection, many of them relating to County Tipperary, have been digitized, catalogued and made available on dúchas.ie.


A large number of the photographs date from the early 20th century. The collection contains photographs taken by professional photographers and by collectors working with the National Folklore Commission, amongst others. The photographs are classified under 14 different topics including: festivals; holy wells; settlement; the community; folklore collection; and games & pastimes.


The site is popular both with Irish people and the Irish diaspora. Users are located in Britain, the USA, Australia and Canada, as well as in many other countries. For specialist researchers in the fields of folkloristics, local history, archaeology, genealogy, linguistics, and a range of other disciplines, dúchas.ie offers considerable research potential. The site can currently be searched by place, by person and by topic, and it has material from almost every parish in Ireland.

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