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James Delargy and the Storymen of North Clare by Michael MacMahon



        James Delargy

        Delargy and Co. Clare

        Stiofáin Ó hEalaoire

        Tomás Ó hÚir

       Seán MacMathúna

       Leabhar Stiofáin Uí Ealoire




James Delargy
James Delargy. Photo courtesy
Dept of Irish Folklore, UCD.

Between 1929 and 1935 James Delargy paid a number of visits to north Clare in order to collect what he could of the traditions preserved in the Irish language, and to study the dialect of the Irish speakers there. Delargy met and recorded Irish speakers and storytellers Stiofán Ó hEalaoire and Thomas Húir and employed Seán MacMathúna as a collector of the tales and traditions of the area.

Clare County Library is grateful to Michael MacMahon for donating this article which was originally published in The Other Clare, vol. 33 (2009) pp 63-70.


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