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Jonny Dillon

The National Folklore Collection

The National Folkore Collection at University College Dublin is a rich store of Ireland’s ‘fringe’ history, containing personal stories, traditions and tales that are integral to our identity. In recognition of its ‘world significance’ and ‘outstanding universal value to culture’, the archive’s foundational collection – the Irish Folklore Commission Collection 1935-1970 – was inscribed into the UNESCO Memory of the World Register in September 2017. In this lunchtime talk, archivist Jonny Dillon will unpack the unique history of this valuable national resource, recognised as one of Europe’s largest archives of oral tradition and cultural history.

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Stephen Sexton
Writer Response

As part of our Response Series, The Douglas Hyde is delighted to announce a Writer’s Response where writer Stephen Sexton will respond to the work of Bassam Al-Sabah and his current exhibition: IT’S DANGEROUS TO GO ALONE! TAKE THIS  

Student Forum Tour

Tour of the exhibition IT’S DANGEROUS TO GO ALONE! TAKE THIS by Bassam Al-Sabah led by the Student Forum Group The Student Forum is a group of students and recent graduates who engage with The Douglas Hyde and its programming in different ways over a period of twelve months. These engagements include leading tours of our […]

Bassam Al-Sabah
Artist Talk

The Douglas Hyde is very pleased to announce an In Conversation event where our Director, Georgina Jackson will talk to Bassam Al-Sabah about, amongst other things, their collaboration on the IT’S DANGEROUS TO GO ALONE! TAKE THIS exhibition project. Booking required. Please complete the booking form from the link in this section.  

Clare McLaughlin
IT’S DANGEROUS TO GO ALONE! TAKE THIS | Non-Visual Exploration

As part of the Seen-Unseen Project, in this non-visual exploration, Artist Clare McLaughlin will explore the work of Bassam Al-Sabah within the exhibition IT’S DANGEROUS TO GO ALONE! TAKE THIS This visit is for and with people who are visually impaired. Booking required. To register for the tour please email clare@seenunseen.ie

Jane Fogarty
IT’S DANGEROUS TO GO ALONE! TAKE THIS | Tour

Jane Fogarty is a visual artist based in Dublin. Jane has many years of experience mediating both modern and contemporary art in museum, gallery, and community settings. Jane will lead the tour group through a VTS (Visual Thinking Strategies) discussion of Bassam Al Sabbah’s current exhibition IT’S DANGEROUS TO GO ALONE! TAKE THIS This tour is […]

Anna Walsh
Writer Response

As part of our Response Series, The Douglas Hyde is delighted to announce a Writer’s Response where writer and editor Anna Walsh will respond to the work of Jennifer Mehigan and her current exhibition in Gallery 2 as part of The Artist’s Eye programme.  

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