Bailiúchán Béaloidis Árann


Bailiúchán Béaloidis Árann is indebted to all the people and various organisations that supported our endeavours through the years.

Firstly, we express our sincerest gratitude to the people of Árainn who so willingly helped us to create the collection, especially those who contributed interviews and information, or wrote a piece for us, or shared images, or spent time with the women documenting placenames and charting the names of wells, roads and hills on maps. Some of those stalwarts are no longer with us. It is a source of joy and satisfaction to know that their knowledge, wisdom, and contributions will live on for years to come.

We are especially grateful to Maeve Uí Fhlaithearta, now deceased, the woman who first drove the initiative, establishing the FÁS course and inspiring people to participate; to folklorist and historian Pádraigín Clancy, who served as project coordinator in the early days and gave professional guidance; to Treasa Ní Dhioráin, who also served as project coordinator for a time; to every individual member of Mná Fiontracha from the very beginning; and to Deirdre Ní Chonghaile, who worked as digital curator on this website.

Funding for the Work of Collecting

Mná Fiontracha

  • Mary Anne Connolly
  • Ursula Murry
  • Bairbre Ní Chuinn
  • Pauline Ní Iarnáin
  • Treasa Ní Mhiolláin
  • Cyril Ó Flaithbheartaigh
  • Eibhlín Seoighe
  • Síle Seoighe
  • Mandy Seoighe
  • Bairbre Uí Chonaill
  • Máire Uí Chonghaile
  • Mairéad Uí Chonghaile
  • Máirín Uí Chonghaile
  • Maggie Uí Chonghaile
  • Margaret Uí Dhioráin
  • Bríd Uí Fhátharta
  • Áine Uí Fhlaithearta
  • Maeve Uí Fhlaithearta
  • Mairéad Uí Ghiolláin
  • Catherine Uí Iarnáin
  • Sally Uí Iarnáin
  • Catherine Uí Mhaoláin
  • Máire Wolfe
Mná Fiontracha

Some of the Mná Fiontracha - Enterprising Women - who created Bailiúchán Béaloidis Árann. BBÁ.


  • Ann Mallaghan
  • Marie Mannion
  • Coiste Forbartha Fhearann an Choirce (Comhar Aonghusa a bhíodh)
  • Coiste Bainistíochta Bhailiúchán Béaloidis Árann
  • Cnuasach Bhéaloideas Éireann
  • Coiste Gairmoideachais Chontae na Gaillimhe
  • Áras Shorcha Uí Ghuairim, Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge, Ollscoil na Gaillimhe
  • Bord Sláinte an Iarthair
  • Muintearas
  • Máire Feiritéar
  • Fionnghuala Ní Choncheanainn
  • Micheál Ó Conaill
  • An tAthair Liam Ó Raghallaigh P.P.
  • Pádraig Ó Tuairisg
  • Tim Robinson
  • Maggie Seoighe
  • Olwen Uí Ghoill
  • Máire Uí Iarnáin
  • All those who delivered public lectures for us over many years
  • Professional photographers who gave us images

Funders of the Digital Project