Reference Code: IE 2135 N70

Title: The Michael Meehan Collection

Dates of Creation: 1980s

Level of Description: Fonds

Extent and Medium: 2 items


Name of Creator(s): Meehan, Michael.

Biographical History: Michael Meehan is a retired academic and former member of the ruling body of An Coimisiún.

Immediate Source of Acquisition: Donated by Michael Meehan to the National Dance Archive of Ireland in two instalments on 2 and 30 September 2013.


Scope and Content: Recordings created to supplement An Coimisiún’s publication Ar Rinncidhe Foirne.

Appraisal, Destruction and Scheduling Information: All records have been retained.

Accruals: No accruals are expected.

System of Arrangement: The items have been arranged chronologically by date.



Conditions Governing Access: No access to magnetic tape.


Conditions Governing Reproduction: Standard copyright regulations apply to all items.  For photocopying or reproducing material, please consult with the staff.


Language/ Scripts of Material: English.


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements: Video tape in reasonable condition and DVD in good condition.  N70/1 requires a video player.  N70/2 requires a DVD player, or a laptop or PC with Windows Media Player or VCL Media Player.


Finding Aids: A hard copy of the descriptive catalogue is available at the Special Collections and Archives Department, Glucksman Library, University of Limerick.





Related Units of Description: The book, Ar Rinncidhe Foirne, published by An Coimisiún le Rinci Gaelacha (1939), on which the recordings in this collection are based, is available at the Glucksman Library, University of Limerick (shelf mark 793.319415 COI).




Archivist’s Note: Papers arranged and described by Anna-Maria Hajba.


Rules or Conventions: This description follows guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd edition, 2000; Irish Guidelines for Archival Description, 2009; National Council on Archives: Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997; and EAP Guidance on Data Protection for Archive Services, 2018.


Date of Description: January 2014.  Revised December 2020.

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