So boasts the publicity poster for that cinematic ‘classic’ Darby O’Gill and the Little People, released by Walt Disney Productions in 1959, and detailing the adventures of a wily Irishman as he tries to outwit a local band of leprechauns. Long recognised as a quintessential representation of stage ‘Oirishness’ it starred Albert Sharpe as the … Continue reading ‘It’s a wonderful world of love, laughter, and leprechauns’
Greetings and welcome to the first post on our new and sparkly UCD Library Cultural Heritage Collections Blog!! As the Undertones say 'Here comes the summer!' When the sunshine breaks through during the summer a whole range and style of fashion, usually full of bright colours, is unleashed. But how would you feel if these … Continue reading Here Comes the Sun!
UCD Archives' core function is the curatorship of the archives of the university and the significant institutions which predated its foundation; and of those outstanding collections of private papers and institutional archives acquired and preserved to help document the foundation and development of modern Ireland. The mission of UCD Archives is to achieve the highest … Continue reading UCD Archives
UCD Special Collections houses a variety of unique book, archival and manuscript collections. The archival collections contain a rich variety of material spanning four centuries of Irish history and culture, and encompassing such diverse subjects as literature, Gaelic language and folklore, music, genealogy and political history. The main printed collections consists of material from the … Continue reading UCD Special Collections
“The traditions of Ireland are the background of our history; they have helped in large measure to mould the Ireland of the past; they are part and parcel of the Irish nation of today. We desire to see them known and honoured, for the Ireland of tomorrow will have need of them, finding in them … Continue reading National Folklore Collection