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‘Keeping the head down’? — Protestant folklore Project

14th September 2017
@ Cavan County Museum, Virgina Road, Ballyjamesduff, Co Cavan.

When one thinks of folklore study and folklore collecting south of the border, the Protestant community is not normally the first sector of society to spring to mind. A major collecting project being undertaken by the National Folklore Collection, focusing on Irish Protestants as a cultural group, seeks to redress this imbalance. In this ‘decade of centenaries’ what does it tell us about Protestants in independent Ireland? Did the new state live up to the non-sectarian ideals of the 1916 Proclamation (‘cherishing the children of the nation equally)? History Ireland editor, Tommy Graham, was joined for a lively and enlightening round-table discussion by Deirdre Nuttall (National Folklore Collection), Niall Meehan (Griffith College), Críostoir MacCartaigh (National Folklore Collection), Malachy Hand (Loughcrew Megalithic Centre) and Ian D’Alton (TCD).

This History Ireland Hedge School was supported by the Commemorations Unit of the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and hosted by Cavan County Museum.

History versus archaeology: is it like Neanderthal versus Homo Sapiens?

@ Rathmichael Summer School, National School, Stonebridge Road,
Shankill, Co. Dublin

8pm Fri 21 Aug

Franc Myles, Tom Condit, Seán Duffy, Robert Chapple and Tommy Graham in the chair
Listeners please note: only the first half of this is available following an equipment outage, but worth a listen anyway.