Talk: Irish Christmas Folklore, Customs and Traditions

This Thursday, 9 December at 2 pm, courtesy of the National Library of Ireland, join artist/folklorist Michael Fortune for a special online presentation where he looks at Christmas from a uniquely Irish perspective. Michael has pioneered the use of digital media and has produced one of the most comprehensive collections of living folklore on film in Ireland to date.

The talk will introduce you to first-hand source customs and traditions found around the country from Christmas mumming plays and carols to the keeping of pieces of straw from the Christmas crib and or burning last year’s Christmas holly.


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