Collection JDO-18751 - Joe Dowdall Collection

Eithne Ní Uallacháin and others [negative] / Joe Dowdall Len Graham [negative] / Joe Dowdall Various, mummers [negative] / Joe Dowdall Drogheda mummers and wren boys festival [negative] / Joe Dowdall Eithne Ní Uallacháin and others [negative] / Joe Dowdall Eithne Ní Uallacháin and others [negative] / Joe Dowdall, photographer Johnny Moynihan [negative] / Joe Dowdall Alec Finn [negative] / Joe Dowdall Charlie Piggot [negative] / Joe Dowdall Johnny Moynihan [negative] / Joe Dowdall
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Joe Dowdall Collection


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678 photographs & negatives

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In 1998 Joe Dowdall generously donated his Féile na Bóinne prints and negatives, and their copyright, to the Irish Traditional Music Archive for its use, and copies of them have since appeared in various publications.

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Donated by Joe Dowdall

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A collection of prints and negatives from Drogheda professional photographer Joe Dowdall taken in the 1970s at two Co. Louth music festivals, Féile na Bóinne, the Drogheda Folk Festival and the Drogheda Mummers and Wren Boys Festival.

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Negatives from this collection were digitised in 2021 as part of a Heritage Council of Ireland funded project.

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  • English



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