Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Music of the west of Ireland

Born in London to a Limerick father and a Welsh mother, Eileen Costello (1870-1962) had a deep interest in Irish language and culture which lead to links with the Irish Literary Society, the Irish Texts Society and the London branch of Conradh na Gaeilge. Following a visit to the west of Ireland in 1902, she began to collect music from the area in earnest, an initiative which resulted in Amhráin mhuighe seóla : traditional folk-songs from Galway and Mayo.
If you would like to view the spotlight exhibition, or to consult material in this vein, please contact the staff of the Special Collections Reading Room in the Hardiman Research Building at

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