Research Profile

Gearóid Ó Crualaoich


Research Interests

Oral narrative and its interpretation, in historical, comparative and ethnographic context, to reveal its literary creativity and psychological salience. Specifically, oral narrative and materials relating to the Cailleach Bhéarra and the bean feasa. Life cycle ritual and its interpretation, in historical comparative and ethnographic contexts, on structural-functional lines. Specifically material and folklore relating to the traditional funerary assembly, the "merry wake", and the funeral procession.

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University College Cork

Coláiste na hOllscoile Corcaigh

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