Biography

Ailbhe Nic Giolla Chomhaill has worked at the University of Limerick since January 2018. She was appointed Lecturer in Irish in September 2018. She teaches courses on Irish language and literature at UL, including 20th Century literature from the Donegal Gaeltacht, Celtic civilisation, dialectology, and sociolinguistics.Ailbhe studied Irish and French at the National University of Ireland, Galway, and graduated with a BA International degree in 2012. She completed her PhD thesis, which was funded by the Irish Research Council, under the supervision of Dr. Lillis Ó Laoire, NUIG, in 2017. She is particularly interested in the folklore and storytelling tradition of the Joyce Country and has presented her research on this topic at national and international conferences in recent years. Her first book to date, An Chaora Ghlas agus Scéalta Eile as Seanadh Farracháin, is a study of the international folktales collected in Seanadh Farracháin National School in 1937-38. It was published by Leabhar Breac in 2016 and was awarded the Phelan Conan Prize, NUIG, in 2017.

Research Interests

Irish language folklore and storytelling; International folktales; the dynamics of folklore collection in Ireland; the representation of women in Irish folktales; the contribution of women to the National Folklore Collection

Books

An Chaora Ghlas agus Scéalta Eile as Seanadh Farracháin

Dr. Ailbhe Nic Giolla Chomhaill
2016
Indreabhán, Gaillimh
Leabhar Breac
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Book Chapters

Mhic Grianna, Sorcha Chonaill

Dr. Ailbhe Nic Giolla Chomhaill
2020
Indreabhán
Cló Iar-Chonnacht
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Edited Books

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Peer Reviewed Journals

‘Cinderella Chonnacht: An léargas a fhaightear ar bhanlaochra na sraithe ATU 510A i dtraidisiún scéalaíochta Chonnacht'.

Dr. Ailbhe Nic Giolla Chomhaill
2016
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Iris Chumann Léann na Litríochta

Dr. Ailbhe Nic Giolla Chomhaill
2018
Belfast
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‘An Saol i Scáthán an Scéil: léamh soch-chultúrtha ar scéal iontais a d'inis Mícheál Breathnach ón Mhám, Contae na Gaillimhe'.

Dr. Ailbhe Nic Giolla Chomhaill
2019
Dublin
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Other Journals

Review of 'The Classic Fairy Tales: Second Norton Critical Edition' by Maria Tatar. Published by Norton (2017).

Dr. Ailbhe Nic Giolla Chomhaill
2018
Taylor & Francis
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‘An Páiste i dTír na nIontas': Máirtín Ó Direáin agus scéalaithe an tSrutháin' Alt a foilsíodh in Comhar [Márta 2018],

Dr. Ailbhe Nic Giolla Chomhaill
2018
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‘Scéal Rí na Gréige' (review article of Ludwig Mühlausen, Séamus Ó Caiside and Scéal Rí na Gréige: the tale of ‘Three Golden Children' (ATU 707) in 1937 Donegal, by Maxim Fomin

Dr. Ailbhe Nic Giolla Chomhaill
2021
Cork
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‘Cold Iron' (review article of Cold iron: aspects of the occupational lore of Irish fishermen by Bairbre Ní Fhloinn, Dublin: Four Courts Press 2018).

Dr. Ailbhe Nic Giolla Chomhaill
2019
London
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‘The Joys of Fieldwork' (review article of Life, lore and song/Binneas an tSiansa: Essays in Irish tradition in honour of Ríonach uí Ógáin by Kelly Fitzgerald et al, Dublin: Four Courts Press 2019).

Dr. Ailbhe Nic Giolla Chomhaill
2020
Dublin
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Conference Publications

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Conference Contributions

Conference on Peig Sayers (1873-1958) and Women's Storytelling

Dr. Ailbhe Nic Giolla Chomhaill
2018
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Comhdháil ar Litríocht agus ar Chultúr na Gaeilge

Dr. Ailbhe Nic Giolla Chomhaill
2015
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Turas na mBan

Dr. Ailbhe Nic Giolla Chomhaill
2018
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Comhdháil ar Litríocht agus ar Chultúr na Gaeilge

Dr. Ailbhe Nic Giolla Chomhaill
2019
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Postgraduate Research Seminar

Dr. Ailbhe Nic Giolla Chomhaill
2015
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Comhdháil ar Litríocht agus ar Chultúr na Gaeilge

Dr. Ailbhe Nic Giolla Chomhaill
2018
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Sabhail Mòr Ostaig Spring Seminar Series

Dr. Ailbhe Nic Giolla Chomhaill
2021
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International Irish Narrative Inquiry Conference

Dr. Ailbhe Nic Giolla Chomhaill
2016
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Seimineáir Léann na Gaeilge

Dr. Ailbhe Nic Giolla Chomhaill
2018
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The University of California Celtic Studies Conference

Dr. Ailbhe Nic Giolla Chomhaill
2020
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Irish Conference of Folklore and Ethnology

Dr. Ailbhe Nic Giolla Chomhaill
2017
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Aduaidh: Comhdháil Cois Laoi ar Dhúchas Uladh

Dr. Ailbhe Nic Giolla Chomhaill
2018
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Seimineár Taighde Sparánacht Uí Eithir

Dr. Ailbhe Nic Giolla Chomhaill
2014
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Seimineár Taighde Iarchéime

Dr. Ailbhe Nic Giolla Chomhaill
2017
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Léann na Sionainne

Dr. Ailbhe Nic Giolla Chomhaill
2018
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Chomhdháil ar Litríocht agus ar Chultúr na Gaeilge

Dr. Ailbhe Nic Giolla Chomhaill
2014
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Annual conference of the International Society for Ethnology and Folklore

Dr. Ailbhe Nic Giolla Chomhaill
2017
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Irish Conference on Folklore and Ethnology

Dr. Ailbhe Nic Giolla Chomhaill
2018
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Annual conference of the Celtic Studies Association of North America

Dr. Ailbhe Nic Giolla Chomhaill
2015
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Ar an Imeall i Lár an Domhain

Dr. Ailbhe Nic Giolla Chomhaill
2017
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Comhdháil Aduaidh

Dr. Ailbhe Nic Giolla Chomhaill
2018
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International Celtic Studies Congress

Dr. Ailbhe Nic Giolla Chomhaill
2015
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Comhdháil ar Litríocht agus ar Chultúr na Gaeilge

Dr. Ailbhe Nic Giolla Chomhaill
2017
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Published Reports

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Editorials

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Book Reviews

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