Ireland’s Folklore

The National Folklore Collection is in the process of digitizing over 700,000 pages written by Irish children about folklore between 1937 and 1939. People are using these texts to peer back into time. For instance, hundreds of entries reference banshees and capture common folklore related to warnings about death. Even more, some pharmaceutical companies are peering into these texts to find lost information about medicine that could lead to potential research endeavors. To learn more, check out the article that covered this collection in detail.