Published on:09 Sep 2020

Culture Night 2020 may be a little different this year but we're not compromising on the enjoyment! Cavan Library, Cootehill Library and Bailieborough Library will host events and we welcome everyone to Connect Through Culture! Cootehill and Bailieiborough Library will host exhibitions (booking not essential but social distancing guidelines and restrictions will be observed). Cavan Library will showcase an online event celebrating folklore which will be available on our website and facebook.com/CavanLibrary. Click through for more details.


Cavan Library Culture Night Event - ONLINE


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18 September 2020

Welcome to Blúiríní Béaloidis, the podcast from the National Folklore Collection, University College Dublin. In this introductory episode, hosts Jonny Dillon and Claire Doohan delve into definitions of folklore to dispel some common misconceptions surrounding this area of interest, as well as tracing the cultural and political context of the interest in folk-tradition, which saw it arise as an expression of romantic nationalist thought across Ireland and Europe of the 19th century. Join them both for a wonderfully warm, engaging hour of discussion, as they tease out the functions of folklore, the antidote it offers in a material ‘post-fact’ world, and how it continues as a living force. 

The Main Manuscript Collection, assembled by the Irish Folklore Commission and its successors, preserves an important record of Ireland’s oral tradition and material culture. It features folklore recorded from across the 32 counties of Ireland, in both Irish and English.

Agus sibh in bhur suí cois teallaigh, nó fiú sa charr nó ar an mbus tráthnóna inniu, tabhair cluas éisteachta don agallamh shaibhir, fhairsing seo ina bpléitear bunús an bhéaloidis, agus an ceangal a chothaíonn sé idir an duine agus an tírdhreach chultúrtha, nádúrtha, agus shóisialta óna bhfáisceann sé.


Genres: An Ghaeltacht / Heritage / Spoken Word / Storytelling


Features: Family friendly / Gaeilge



Cootehill Library Culture Night Event - In Library


You can view online from 6:45pm 18 Sept


Bailieborough Library Culture Night Event