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Bairbre Ní Fhloinn

Lecturer/Assistant Professor
School of Irish, Celtic Studies and Folklore
01 716 8217
University College Dublin, School of Irish Celtic Studies and Folklore, Newman Building Belfield Dublin 4


Bairbre Ní Fhloinn lectures in Irish Folklore and Ethnology in the UCD Delargy Centre for Irish Folklore and the National Folklore Collection. She is currently Head of Subject, and is Director of the recently established MA in Irish Folklore and Ethnology, which she initiated. The subject of Irish Folklore and Ethnology forms part of the UCD School of Irish, Celtic Studies and Folklore. She originally studied Folklore in UCD, going on to engage in postgraduate study at the University of Helsinki in Finland, and later spending a number of months as a visiting scholar at the University of Cagliari in Sardinia. She has written widely on many aspects of Folklore and Ethnology, including a book-length study of the occupational lore of Irish fishermen, published by Comhairle Bhéaloideas Éireann/The Folklore of Ireland Council, in 2018 as part of its Folklore Studies series. Her approach to the academic study of Folklore and Ethnology has always been strongly influenced by her experience of working in the archive of the National Folklore Collection, and by many years of collecting in the field. She believes that the study has a significant contribution to make to the wider community and to the area of cultural studies in general. As part of her commitment to this dimension of the subject, she has a record of involvement in many outreach activities, including frequent contributions to public media, both print and broadcast, and numerous lectures and presentations in a variety of fora in Ireland and abroad.


  • Assistant Professor/Lecturer
    University College Dublin, 30 royal canal bank, dublin, ireland, 7, Ireland1 Sep 2009


  • Assistant Professor/Lecturer
    University College Dublin, Ireland1 Sep 2009


  • BA
  • MA
  • PhD
    University College Dublin


  • Irish
    Can read, write, speak, understand and peer review
  • French
    Can read
  • Italian
    Can read