Acmhainn Dhigiteach Gaeilge Uladh: Digitiú agus Foilsiú ar Chanúintí Beo
Ulster’s Digital Archive of Irish is a project which aims to digitise and make available to the members of the general public a corpus of Irish language recordings on the basis of collections of tapes collected in the 1960s and 1970s by the late Colmán Ó hUallacháin, among others. The resource features a database where the information is collected and categorised by location, informants, gender, age, professional groups, and various thematic categories.
Whilst a wide range of material has been collected containing native speakers of Ulster Irish, very little has been digitised or categorised and this project will ameliorate this. A body of this material is currently kept in the archives of the Folk Museum (NMNI) in Cultra, whilst other recordings are held by Comhaltas Uladh and by private individuals.
The project is funded by Foras na Gaeilge and is carried out in collaboration with the Irish Language section at NMNI, Museum of Folk and Transport at Cultra.