Eddie Lenihan documentary on TG4

Eddie should be declared a national treasure. Jealous of Allan and his pics.

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11 Responses to “Eddie Lenihan documentary on TG4”

  1. Matt says:

    You haven’t heard a story until you’ve heard it told by Eddie Lenihan.

  2. Eddie says:

    The man’s a true gent. He came up to contribute to a storytelling night in Sean McDermott St in inner city Dublin a few years ago. Gave his time and energy for free.

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  4. Aidan says:

    Hes a national treasure.

  5. Philip says:

    Terrific! What a guys! Thanks for posting this.

  6. Darragh says:

    My neighbor growing up was from Eddie’s area, Brosna. She used Fairy stories to warn her sons and myself away from dangerous areas like the river or an old lime kiln when we were children. Maybe it’s in the air there. I think his efforts at keeping these stories should be funded by the government and whatever assistance he needs is given. It would be a national disgrace of all his collected works are not archived and kept in Ireland; as he has stated in the past that he may donate them to an American university who will value them.

  7. Alan says:

    I think he offered them to the UCD folklore archive, and that there might have been a rebuttal, but I’m not certain.
    Perhaps they, or UCC which I’m sure has a strong folk-studies dept., could be lobbied to offer to archive his collections, tonnes of which are on cassette which will deteriorate.

    Funding/assisstance should certianly be given to Eddie and any other individuals with a gift for accessing this material from it’s living sources – from miscellaneous bits of information I’ve picked up over the years I’m certian that there’s an awful lot thats still out there and worth recording.
    The nature of our oral lore has certianly diminished and changed since the original decades when the collections were made, but those collectors too might have been dissuaded if they allowed the prevailing notion that ‘it was all gone,’ even then in the 1930s, to suffocate their efforts and enthusiasm.

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