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Folklore Talks in Mayo Library (Mayo Libraries)

Date(s): 25th August, 2017 Times listed below

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Find out how you can contribute to the preservation of Ireland's cultural heritage. Transcribe folklore from the 1930s with Meitheal Dú and record minor placenames with Meitheal As part of Heritage Week, Mayo library is holding a series of talks on the national school folklore and placenames collections in four of our branches.The lectures will be by Dr Hugh Rowland of DCU and all are welcome.

Meitheal Dú is an opportunity to transcribe folklore material collected by schoolchildren for the National Folklore Collection in the 1930s in Ireland. It is one of the most successful crowdsourcing projects of its kind in the world. Discover more at Meitheal encourages the recording and sharing of minor placenames. The public is asked to record minor placenames, such as field names, via a simple online form. Discover more at

Library: Westport Library
Time: 10.15-11.00am


Library: Castlebar Library
Time: 11.45-12.30


Library: Swinford Library
Time: 14.00-14.45


Library: Ballina Library
Time: 15.45-16.30

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