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Celtic Students Podcast

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In this podcast, we talk about lots of different aspects of Celtic Studies, and about the Celtic languages and cultures. Our different guests discuss their interests, passions and projects in English, Irish, Gaelic, Manx, Welsh, Cornish, or Breton.We hope you enjoy!You can contact us & learn more on… read more


Béaloideas na hÉireann (Irish Folklore)

[Gaeilge] San eipeasód seo, labhraíonn Stiofán Ó Briain le hAilbe van der Heide, scoláire béaloidis atá ag obair i gCnuasach Bhéaloideas Éireann, faoin mbéaloideas agus faoi bhéaloideas na hÉireann. Pléann siad a bhfuil i gceist leis an mbéaloideas, stair an Chnuasaigh, traidisiún an luchta sí, leigheasanna dúchais in Éirinn, béaloideas na rónta agus úsáid an ábhair bhéil mar ionsparáid chruthaitheach.

[English] In this episode, Stiofán Ó Briain talks to Ailbe van der Heide, a folklore scholar who also works in the National Folklore Collection, about folklore and Irish folklore. They discuss what folklore means, the history of the Collection, Irish fairy-lore, traditional cures in Ireland, seal-lore and the use of folklore as a creative inspiration.

Féach ar na háiseanna agus na saothair thíos le tuilleadh a fhoghlaim faoi bhéaloideas na hÉireann | Take a look at the resources and works below to learn more about Irish folklore:

Máistreacht i mBéaloideas agus Eitneolaíocht UCD | Masters in Folklore and Ethnology UCD

Blúiríní Béaloidis: Podchraoladh Chnuasach Bhéaloideas Éireann | Folklore Fragments: The National Folklore Collection’s podcast


Lámhleabhar Bhéaloideasa Éireann | Handbook of Irish Folklore

‘Oidhche Sheanchais’

‘Múscail, a Ghiorria’ le hEithne Ní Ghallchobhair

Séamus Ó Duilearga

Anna Nic a’ Luain

Peig Sayers

Tá an podchraoladh seo as Gaeilge. | This episode is in Irish

It was recorded in April 2021. Links and notes also available on our blog here.

Óstach | Host: Stiofán Ó Briain

Aoi | Guest: Ailbe van der Heide

Music | Ceol: “Kesh Jig, Leitrim Fancy” by Sláinte, CC BY-SA 3.0 US (, available from

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