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    'Na Prátaí Dubha' agus déantúis eile a leagtar ar Mholly na Páirce
    (Leabhair na Linne, 2015) Ó Gealbháin, Ciarán
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    Risteard de Hindeberg agus a chomhluadar ceoil, samhradh 1905
    (Leabhair na Linne, 2016-08) Ó Gealbháin, Ciarán
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    Song and revival in a County Waterford community
    (Department of Folklore and Ethnology, University College Cork, 2019) Ó Gealbháin, Ciarán
    The founding of the Gaelic League, in a room at No. 9, Lower Sackville Street, Dublin, on 31 July 1893, was to have widespread and resounding implications for many parts of Ireland, not least for those parts of the country which were at the time largely Irish speaking. The League’s policy of preserving and bolstering the language where it was strongest was to have long-term effect on those areas of county Waterford, for example, in which Irish was then the vernacular. This paper discusses how, under the influence of a small number of key figures within the early twentieth-century movement in Waterford, song came to be at the centre of Irish-language revival in one small coastal community, the results of which still reverberate there today.
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    Folk medicine and its second life
    (Asociación Española de Estudios Irlandeses (AEDEI), 2017-10-31) Kingston, Rosari
    Irish folk medicine is perceived to be dying, if not dead already. It lies as a parallel system to modern biomedicine and is known only through word of mouth. However, no matter what modality is practised, be it bone-setting, plant medicine, charms or rituals, there are traditional characteristics common to all as a whole. An examination of these traditional elements allows us to see how Irish folk medicine is currently practised and to ascertain whether it has reached the second life that Lauri Honko suggested. If this were the case, “the recycling of material in an environment that differs from its original context” (Honko, “The Folklore” 42) should be evident.