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Audit of Oral History Recordings for County Donegal

County Donegal Heritage Office, Cultural Services, Donegal County Council in association with The Heritage Council launched the Audit of Oral History Recordings for County Donegal on Friday, May 26, 2017.

 Seán Ó hEochaidh

A significant amount of oral history recording has been collected over the decades relating to County Donegal.  This has ranged from the professional work undertaken by Seán Ó hEochaidh of the Irish Folklore Commission to recordings undertaken to document the memories of a family member.  The purpose of the audit was to identify, in so far as possible, what has been collected at national, regional and local levels, and to put that information together for the first time into one database.  The audit identifies over 4,000 oral history recordings from 57 collections relating to County Donegal and was complied by Dr. Tomás Mac Conmara, an oral historian from County Clare.  The audit was funded by Donegal County Council and The Heritage Council as part of the implementation of the County Donegal Heritage Plan.

 

Download A Guide to County Donegal's Oral Recordings

 

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