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Dr. Ailbhe Nic Giolla Chomhaill

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

Teaching Interests

My teaching interests include Modern-Irish language, folklore and ethnography, sociolinguistics, 20th-century literature, and Celtic Studies.

The modules I deliver at present are as follows:

GA4146 (lectures on Irish Dialects and Sociolinguistics)
GA4228 (lectures on Irish Folklore and Ethnology)
GA4143 (lectures on International Folktales)
GA4138 (lectures on Irish language literature)
GA4012 (lectures on Celtic Civilisation)

11 FYPs supervised to date.

Publications

Books

2022

Solas i nDorchadas: a Critical Study of Tales and Storytellers of the Joyce Country, Co. Galway
Nic Giolla Chomhaill, Ailbhe
(2022) Solas i nDorchadas: a Critical Study of Tales and Storytellers of the Joyce Country, Co. Galway
Galway : Cló Léann na Gaillimhe

2016

An Chaora Ghlas agus Scéalta Eile as Seanadh Farracháin
Nic Giolla Chomhaill, Ailbhe
(2016) An Chaora Ghlas agus Scéalta Eile as Seanadh Farracháin
Indreabhán, Gaillimh : Leabhar Breac

Peer Reviewed Journals

2019

‘An Saol i Scáthán an Scéil: léamh soch-chultúrtha ar scéal iontais a d'inis Mícheál Breathnach ón Mhám, Contae na Gaillimhe'.
Nic Giolla Chomhaill, Ailbhe
(2019) ‘An Saol i Scáthán an Scéil: léamh soch-chultúrtha ar scéal iontais a d'inis Mícheál Breathnach ón Mhám, Contae na Gaillimhe'.
Dublin : pp. 2-17
DOI: https://doi.org/10.18669/ct.2019.02

2018

Iris Chumann Léann na Litríochta
Nic Giolla Chomhaill, Ailbhe; Ní Fhrighil, Rióna; Ó Mainnín, Mícheál
(2018) Iris Chumann Léann na Litríochta
Belfast :
DOI: http://www.leanniris.com

2016

‘Cinderella Chonnacht: An léargas a fhaightear ar bhanlaochra na sraithe ATU 510A i dtraidisiún scéalaíochta Chonnacht'.
Nic Giolla Chomhaill
(2016) ‘Cinderella Chonnacht: An léargas a fhaightear ar bhanlaochra na sraithe ATU 510A i dtraidisiún scéalaíochta Chonnacht'.
In Béaloideas: The journal of the Folklore Society of Ireland ; pp. 144-169.

Other Journals

2021

‘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
Nic Giolla Chomhaill, Ailbhe
(2021) ‘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
In Béascna; Cork :

2020

‘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).
Nic Giolla Chomhaill, Ailbhe.
(2020) ‘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).
In The Dublin Review of Books; Maurice Earls(Ed.) Dublin :
DOI: https://www.drb.ie/essays/the-joys-of-fieldwork

2019

‘Cold Iron' (review article of Cold iron: aspects of the occupational lore of Irish fishermen by Bairbre Ní Fhloinn, Dublin: Four Courts Press 2018).
Nic Giolla Chomhaill, Ailbhe
(2019) ‘Cold Iron' (review article of Cold iron: aspects of the occupational lore of Irish fishermen by Bairbre Ní Fhloinn, Dublin: Four Courts Press 2018).
In Folk Life; Ó Laoire, Lillis(Ed.) London : pp. 74-76
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/04308778.2019.1599213

2018

‘An Páiste i dTír na nIontas': Máirtín Ó Direáin agus scéalaithe an tSrutháin' Alt a foilsíodh in Comhar [Márta 2018],
Nic Giolla Chomhaill, Ailbhe
(2018) ‘An Páiste i dTír na nIontas': Máirtín Ó Direáin agus scéalaithe an tSrutháin' Alt a foilsíodh in Comhar [Márta 2018],
In Comhar; pp. 28-31

2018

Review of 'The Classic Fairy Tales: Second Norton Critical Edition' by Maria Tatar. Published by Norton (2017).
Nic Giolla Chomhaill, Ailbhe
(2018) Review of 'The Classic Fairy Tales: Second Norton Critical Edition' by Maria Tatar. Published by Norton (2017).
In Folklife: the journal of the Society for Folklife Studies; Taylor & Francis
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/04308778.2018.1507144

Conference Contributions

2021

Sabhail Mòr Ostaig Spring Seminar Series
Nic Giolla Chomhaill, Ailbhe
(2021) Sabhail Mòr Ostaig Spring Seminar Series
Sabhail Mòr Ostaig, University of the Highlands and Islands

2020

The University of California Celtic Studies Conference
Nic Giolla Chomhaill, Ailbhe
(2020) The University of California Celtic Studies Conference
University of California, Los Angelges

2019

Comhdháil ar Litríocht agus ar Chultúr na Gaeilge
Nic Giolla Chomhaill, Ailbhe
(2019) Comhdháil ar Litríocht agus ar Chultúr na Gaeilge
NUIG

2018

Conference on Peig Sayers (1873-1958) and Women's Storytelling
Nic Giolla Chomhaill, Ailbhe
(2018) Conference on Peig Sayers (1873-1958) and Women's Storytelling
The Royal Irish Academy, Dublin

2018

Seimineáir Léann na Gaeilge
Ailbhe Nic Giolla Chomhaill
(2018) Seimineáir Léann na Gaeilge
University of Limerick

2018

Léann na Sionainne
Ailbhe Nic Giolla Chomhaill
(2018) Léann na Sionainne
University of Limerick

2018

Léann na Sionainne
Nic Giolla Chomhaill, Ailbhe
(2018) Léann na Sionainne
University of Limerick

2018

Irish Conference of Folklore and Ethnology
Ailbhe Nic Giolla Chomhaill
(2018) Irish Conference of Folklore and Ethnology
University of Ulster, Belfast

2018

Irish Conference on Folklore and Ethnology
Nic Giolla Chomhaill, Ailbhe
(2018) Irish Conference on Folklore and Ethnology
University of Ulster, Belfast Campus

2018

Aduaidh: Comhdháil Cois Laoi ar Dhúchas Uladh
Ailbhe Nic Giolla Chomhaill
(2018) Aduaidh: Comhdháil Cois Laoi ar Dhúchas Uladh
University College, Cork

2018

Turas na mBan
Ailbhe Nic Giolla Chomhaill
(2018) Turas na mBan
Broadhaven Hotel, Belmullet, Co. Mayo

2018

Comhdháil Aduaidh
Nic Giolla Chomhaill, Ailbhe
(2018) Comhdháil Aduaidh
University College Cork

2018

Comhdháil ar Litríocht agus ar Chultúr na Gaeilge
Ailbhe Nic Giolla Chomhaill
(2018) Comhdháil ar Litríocht agus ar Chultúr na Gaeilge
National University of Ireland, Galway

2017

Seimineár Taighde Iarchéime
Ailbhe Nic Giolla Chomhaill
(2017) Seimineár Taighde Iarchéime
National University of Ireland, Galway

2017

Annual conference of the International Society for Ethnology and Folklore
Ailbhe Nic Giolla Chomhaill
(2017) Annual conference of the International Society for Ethnology and Folklore
Göttingen, Germany

2017

Ar an Imeall i Lár an Domhain
Ailbhe Nic Giolla Chomhaill
(2017) Ar an Imeall i Lár an Domhain
Charles University, Prague

2017

Comhdháil ar Litríocht agus ar Chultúr na Gaeilge
Ailbhe Nic Giolla Chomhaill
(2017) Comhdháil ar Litríocht agus ar Chultúr na Gaeilge
National University of Ireland, Galway

2017

Irish Conference of Folklore and Ethnology
Ailbhe Nic Giolla Chomhaill
(2017) Irish Conference of Folklore and Ethnology
University College, Dublin

2016

International Irish Narrative Inquiry Conference
Ailbhe Nic Giolla Chomhaill
(2016) International Irish Narrative Inquiry Conference
National University of Ireland, Galway

2015

International Celtic Studies Congress
Ailbhe Nic Giolla Chomhaill
(2015) International Celtic Studies Congress
University of Glasgow

2015

Comhdháil ar Litríocht agus ar Chultúr na Gaeilge
Ailbhe Nic Giolla Chomhaill
(2015) Comhdháil ar Litríocht agus ar Chultúr na Gaeilge
National University of Ireland, Galway

2015

Postgraduate Research Seminar
Ailbhe Nic Giolla Chomhaill
(2015) Postgraduate Research Seminar
University College, Dublin

2015

Annual conference of the Celtic Studies Association of North America
Ailbhe Nic Giolla Chomhaill
(2015) Annual conference of the Celtic Studies Association of North America
UC Berkeley, California

2014

Seimineár Taighde Sparánacht Uí Eithir
Ailbhe Nic Giolla Chomhaill
(2014) Seimineár Taighde Sparánacht Uí Eithir
National University of Ireland, Galway

2014

Chomhdháil ar Litríocht agus ar Chultúr na Gaeilge
Rióna Ní Fhrighil; Ailbhe Nic Giolla Chomhaill
(2014) Chomhdháil ar Litríocht agus ar Chultúr na Gaeilge
National University of Ireland, Galway