National Folklore Collection
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Newman Building, UCD Belfield, Dublin,
The National Folklore Collection is one of the largest collections of folklore material in the world. It documents the history of field recordings displaying early sound recording equipment, manuscripts and visual items on Irish tradition.
The National Folklore Collection-Cnuasach Bhéaloideas Éireann at University College Dublin is home to one of the world's largest collections of oral and ethnological material.
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. The collection is located on the ground floor of the Belfield Campus, Newman Building, and is open to the public. Tours are by arrangement.