Course Description

Irish Folklore



The study of folklore involves the study of traditional popular culture, in the past and in the present. It is primarily concerned with the history and culture of ordinary people, and with the evolution and role of tradition at vernacular level. As an academic discipline, folklore (or ethnology) involves the exploration of oral literature, social tradition, material culture, popular belief and practice, as well as traditional music and song. It explores the dynamics of communal memory and of culture as a collective phenomenon. It looks at the nature of popular tradition and the way in which such tradition is transmitted, usually outside of official channels and often across vast distances of time and space. The course investigates Irish folklore as a local expression of international cultural phenomena, making the subject particularly suitable for international students.

CollegeUCD
Course Location
Course CategoryCultural Studies, Humanities & Social Sciences
Course TypeClassroom Based
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UCD Access and Lifelong Learning, Access and Lifelong Learning Centre, Level One, James Joyce Library Building, Belfield, Dublin, Ireland

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