Professor Kelly Fitzgerald is Head of the School of Irish, Celtic Studies and Folklore and Head of Irish Folklore & Ethnology in University College Dublin. She graduated in folklore and early (medieval) Irish at University College Dublin and has written on the intellectual history and development of Irish folkloristics and archives amongst other aspects of folklore studies and oral history. She is the President of the Royal Society of Antiquaries and also sits on the editorial board of Béaloideas, The Journal of the Folklore Society of Ireland. Dr Kelly Fitzgerald will bring you on a passage through time and space with the traditions, customs, rituals and mythology around Samhain.
The importance of Oíche Shamhna otherwise referred to as ‘Halloween’ lingers long in the Irish imagination and allows us engage with the magic and wonder of the otherworld as well as reflect and remember our ancestors. Join Dr Fitzgerald as she shares with you the richness found in Irish folklore and storytelling.