What is the Cork Folklore Project?

This is a Community Employment Scheme. Eligibility to participate on CE is generally linked to those who are 21 years or over and in receipt of a qualifying social welfare payment for 1 year or more or 18 years and over for certain disadvantaged groups. Your eligibility will have to be verified by the Department.

Closing date for applications is 13th July.


We are a community-based non-profit, founded in 1996 in partnership with the Department of Folklore and Ethnology, UCC and Northside Community Enterprises.

What do we do?

We digitally record stories and memories from the people of Cork. Our collection holds over 1,000 hours of recordings on a range of subjects: working life, leisure, social change, health, childhood, and everyday life. We are recognised nationally and internationally for our high standard of folklore collection and dissemination.

How can you access the material?

Our full audio collection is open to the public and researchers by appointment.

You can also browse much of our material on the Online Catalogue, Memory Map, Journal and Media section on this website.

CFP Team with Professor Gearóid Ó Crualaoich (3rd from left in back row) pictured at launch of Grattan Street Stories Memory of Place (Feb 2020) Picture: Alison Miles / OSM PHOTO