Aon Scéal? Story Rory? Irish Folklore and Oral History Conference, Galway (Conference)

Posted: Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Galway City Council have announced the programme for the 9th annual Galway City Heritage Conference on 23 May (9:00 - 18:00):  ‘Aon Scéal? Story Rory? Irish Folklore and Oral History'.

The day long conference will take place at the Harbour Hotel at the New Docks, Galway.


9.30 - 10.10 Dr. Lillis Ó Laoire Lessons for Life: Some Stories from the folklore of County Galway
10.10 - 10.50 Rab Fulton Storytelling and Social Inclusion
10.50 - 11.30 Dr. Deirdre Ní Chonghaile Sagart gan iomrádh": Rev. Daniel J. Murphy (1858-1935) and sean-nós song in Pennsylvania

11.30 - 11.50 Tea Break

11.50 - 12.30 Dr. Padraig Ó hÉalaí Children's Funerary Rites in Ireland
12.30 - 13.10 Clodagh Doyle M.A. Níl aon tinteán mar do thinteán féin - The traditional fireside of our parents and grandparents

13.10 - 14.20 Lunch

14.20 - 15.00 Dr. John Tunney Murder, Poteen and the Fairies: Stories, Songs and Folklore in an Ancient Landscape
15.00 - 15.40 Dr. Úna Bhreathnach Blaiseadh de Chnuasach Bhéaloideas Éireann agus Meitheal Dú / A Taste of the National Folklore Collection and Meitheal Dú
15.40 - 16.20 Dr. Jim Ó hUiginn Nine Irons - A Blacksmith's Folk Cure: The Artefact and the Lore
16.20 - 17.00 Michael Gibbons Oileán Mionnán, an enchanted island on the Mayo Coast, its Archaeology and Folklore

Attendance at the conference is free of charge, but booking is essential. To book a place call Galway City Council Planing Department on 091-536599 or email