The Discovery of Irish Folklore

  title={The Discovery of Irish Folklore},
  author={Anne Markey},
  journal={New Hibernia Review},
  pages={21 - 43}
  • A. Markey
  • Published 20 December 2006
  • Sociology
  • New Hibernia Review
Anyone interested in Irish literature, whether in the Irish or the English lan guage, will be familiar with the concept of folklore. For those whose knowledge is confined to works in the English language, the concept often remains nebu lous because the collection, study, and discussion of Irish folklore during the twentieth century have largely been undertaken through the medium of Irish. The resultant system of academic specialization has led to a persistent tenden cy, among critics and other… 
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