Ref NoG03
TitleBairead Collection
DescriptionThe material in this collection relates to the work of three members of the Bairead family, Stiophan Bairead (1867-1921), his daughter Sighle Bairead (1903-1985), and his son Ciaran Bairead (1905-1976). Stiophan Bairead was first treasurer if the Gaelic League and his papers cover some of this work, His daughter Sighle researched her father's life, and material from her research is also available. His son Ciaran did a lot of work for the Irish Folklore Commission and the National Museum of Ireland in the 1950s and 1960s in County Galway, and much of correspondence in relation to this survives in the collection.
Date1867 - 1968
Related MaterialPapers of a large number of Gaelic League activists at the turn of the twentieth century are now available, notably Piaras Beaslai in the National Library of Ireland, and Donal O Corcora in the Boole Library, University College Cork. These papers compliment the material held in the section on Stiophan Bairead. The work of Ciaran Bairead as a folklorist is accessible at the Irish Folklore Commission in University College Dublin. The most appropriate form of reference for material from the Bairead collection is NUI Galway: James Hardiman Library Archives: Bairead Collection; Title of Item; Date of Item; reference number (G3/?).
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