Saturday, 4 February 2012


Clare Chatter

See below an advanced notice for a very interesting lecture to be held in March.

Cuimhneamh an Chláir, the Clare Oral History and Folklore Group


Bríd Uí Choisteala

Tradition Bearer of Kilbaha

A lecture by Críostóir Mac Cárthaigh

Also features audio samples from the Cuimhneamh an Chláir Archive

Kilbaha Community Hall
Friday, March 9th, 2012,
Time TBC

Bríd Uí Choisteala

A caption on a photograph taken in the 1930s describes Bríd Bean Uí Choisteala as the 'blind wife' of Mr. Costello. This unfortunate reduction of one of Clare's finest storytellers is now finally addressed. Mrs. Uí Choisteala of Kilbaha, Loop Head, was one of those tradition bearers who possibly on account of her gender has largely been omitted from public knowledge outside of her own native place. In 1942, 1943 and 1950 Tadhg
Ó Murchú, on behalf of the Irish Folklore Commission, collected much of Bríd Bean Uí Choisteala's lore and noted her as one of the finest storytellers in Ireland.

Photo Courtesy of the National Library

Tomás Mac Conmara


Cuimhneamh an Chláir

The Clare Oral History and Folklore Group

Ph: 087 9160373

"When an old man dies, a library burns" - Senegalese Proverb

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