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From medieval text to mobile: folk medicine in Irish tradition

Library Lunchtime Lecture organised in association with the Irish Texts Society as part of Heritage Week.

Bairbre Ní Fhloinn lectures and is Head of Subject in Irish Folklore, in the School of Irish, Celtic Studies and Folklore at University College Dublin. Her research interests include folk medicine, occupational belief and practice, the role of tradition in contemporary popular culture, folk belief and associated narratives, and the work and history of the UCD National Folklore Collection and its predecessors. She has published widely on a range of topics, and has been a frequent contributor to radio and television programmes over the years. She has also studied folklore abroad, in Helsinki and in Sardinia.

Speaker: Dr Bairbre Ní Fhloinn
Location: Academy House
Date: 24 August 2016

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