The National Folklore Collection/ Cnuasach Bhéaloideas Éireann at University College Dublin is home to one of the largest collections of oral and ethnological material in the world. Visitors are invited to explore the large selection of books, manuscripts, audio recordings, videos and photographs, drawings and paintings dealing with Irish life, folk history and culture. The specialist library contains books, periodicals and off-prints on Irish and comparative folklore, ethnology and related fields. A range of finding aids will assist researchers in locating information about a particular subject, or material contributed by any of the many thousands of storytellers, collectors and correspondents over the years. New material continues to be added to the Collection, including photographs, audio and video material, books and documents.
Located on the ground floor of the Belfield Campus, Newman Building, the collection is open to the public Tuesday - Friday 2.30 - 5.30pm. It closes annually for the month of August.
For location within the campus see:
www.ucd.ie/virtualtour/map_print.htm (No. 39, Grid D8)
Around 3 km from the city centre buses 39a (terminus in university campus)
Tours are by arrangement.