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Through a Swedish Lens: images of early twentieth-century Irish Life (Castlebar Library)

Date(s): 14 June 2010 to 2 July 2010 

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 This photographic exhibition celebrates the contribution of four Swedish scholars and writers to Irish culture in the first half of the twentieth century.  Carl Wilhelm von Sydow, Åke Campbell, Albert Eskeröd and Harriet Hjorth Wetterström played a significant role in advancing the study of  Irish folklore and ethnology and in cultivating Swedish-Irish relations. All four men and women were also capable photographers, and many of their photographs and correspondence with Irish colleagues are now preserved in the National Folklore Collection, University College Dublin.

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