Folklore, Folklife & Oral History 1


This module introduces the study of folklore, folklife and oral history.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Discuss the substance and study of Irish folklore, folklife and oral history in the last two centuries.

  2. Present a knowledge of the skills associated with the collection and presentation of oral tradition in its second life.

  3. Demonstrate the ability to undertake fieldwork; collecting, documenting and analysing oral tradition and memory culture.

  4. Explain the part played by folklore and folklife in people's shared experience and in the wider definition of heritage and identity, in Ireland and beyond.

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