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The Irish Dialect Archive (Cartlann na gCanúintí) was established in 1953 by Professor Tomás de Bhaldraithe, as part of the Department of Modern Irish at UCD. The Archive is a resource centre for Irish language lexical / dialect research and consists of card indices, manuscripts, computer-based data and two small libraries. The Irish Virtual Research Library and Archive (IVRLA) has digitised two manuscript collections from the Irish Dialect Archive:

B26 consists of a hand-written manuscript, 'Seanchas, cuimhní cinn' by Seán Ó Dálaigh of Dún Chaoin (Dunquin), Co. Kerry. The collection also includes correspondence relating to the manuscript's provenance and some material relating to Seán Ó Dálaigh. The manuscript was given by the author to Cornelius Duane, School Inspector in around 1947. Duane attempted to publish the manuscript and made editorial annotations to it. In 1978, the manuscript was presented to Professor Tomás de Bhaldraithe of the Irish Dialect Archive by Fionnuala Duane, daughter of Cornelius Duane.

B30 consists of a hand-written manuscript, 'Stair na mBlascaodaí, beag agus mór' by Tomás Ó Criomhthain of the Great Blasket Island, Co. Kerry. It includes the author's annotations.

Material has been digitised in the order in which it was received by the IVRLA. In several cases, the pagination or reading order of the material is out of sequence. These instances have been noted in the individual item descriptions.

Seanchas, cuimhní cinn / by Seán Ó Dálaigh

Seanchas, cuimhní cinn / by Seán Ó Dálaigh

Seanchas, cuimhní cinn / by Seán Ó Dálaigh [1931, 1947] ; Dún Chaoin / Dunquin, Co. Kerry Manuscript by Seán Ó Dálaigh; annotations by Cornelius Duane, circa 1947.

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Stair na mBlascaodaí, beag agus mór / by Tomás Ó Criomhthain

Stair na mBlascaodaí, beag agus mór / by Tomás Ó Criomhthain

Stair na mBlascaodaí, beag agus mór / by Tomás Ó Criomhthain. Written: Great Blasket Island, Co. Kerry ; [1930]

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[Copy letter from Séan Ó Dálaigh (Dún Chuinn) to an unidentified recipient.]

[Copy letter from Séan Ó Dálaigh (Dún Chuinn) to an unidentified recipient.]

Copy letter from Séan Ó Dálaigh (Dún Chuinn) to an unidentified recipient. Written: Dún Chaoin / Dunquin, Co. Kerry ; 20, 23 January 1939

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[Copy notes, headed 'Quaint Epitaphs (continued)']

[Copy notes, headed 'Quaint Epitaphs (continued)']

Copy notes, headed 'Quaint Epitaphs (continued)'

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[Copy of a completed Irish census form for the night of Sunday 31 March 1901, signed 'Seaghán Ua Dálaigh'.]

[Copy of a completed Irish census form for the night of Sunday 31 March 1901, signed 'Seaghán Ua Dálaigh'.]

Copy of a completed Irish census form for the night of Sunday 31 March 1901, signed 'Seaghán Ua Dálaigh'. Written: [Dún Chaoin / Dunquin, Co. Kerry] ; [31 March 1901]

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[Document concerning a visit by Frances Uí Chinnéide to the Irish Dialect Archive and a request to photocopy material from box B26, signed by Marion Gunn (Archivist).]

[Document concerning a visit by Frances Uí Chinnéide to the Irish Dialect Archive and a request to photocopy material from box B26, signed by Marion Gunn (Archivist).]

Typewritten document concerning a visit by Frances Uí Chinnéide to the Irish Dialect Archive and a request to photocopy material from box B26, signed by Marion Gunn (Archivist). Written: University College Dublin, Co. Dublin ; 2 February 2004

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[Draft document concerning a visit by Frances Uí Chinnéide to the Irish Dialect Archive and a request to photocopy material from box B26.]

[Draft document concerning a visit by Frances Uí Chinnéide to the Irish Dialect Archive and a request to photocopy material from box B26.]

Draft document concerning a visit by Frances Uí Chinnéide to the Irish Dialect Archive and a request to photocopy material from box B26. Written: University College Dublin, Co. Dublin ; 2 February 2004 With manuscript annotations.

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[Letter from Marion Gunn (Seomra C215, Áras J. H. Newman, An Coláiste Ollscoile, Baile Átha Cliath 4) to Fionnuala Duane (4 Richmond House, Richmond Hill, Monkstown, Blackrock, Co. Dublin), enquiring about letters written by Seán Ó Dálaigh to Duane's fath

[Letter from Marion Gunn (Seomra C215, Áras J. H. Newman, An Coláiste Ollscoile, Baile Átha Cliath 4) to Fionnuala Duane (4 Richmond House, Richmond Hill, Monkstown, Blackrock, Co. Dublin), enquiring about letters written by Seán Ó Dálaigh to Duane's fath

[Letter from Marion Gunn (Seomra C215, Áras J. H. Newman, An Coláiste Ollscoile, Baile Átha Cliath 4) to Fionnuala Duane (4 Richmond House, Richmond Hill, Monkstown, Blackrock, Co. Dublin), enquiring about letters written by Seán Ó Dálaigh to Duane's father.] Metadata: title: [Letter from...

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[Manuscript leaf with various annotations.]

[Manuscript leaf with various annotations.]

Manuscript leaf with various annotations. Part of "Seanchas, cuimhní cinn" by Seán Ó Dálaigh ?

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