What's All This Then?
The Ulster Folk Museum at Cultra, a suburb of Belfast, was the first open air museum of its kind when it opened in 1958. It was inspired by the work of the Irish folklorist Emyr Estyn Evans (1905-89).
In the folk village, the visitor participates in a parallel world, that of the historical landscape of the Irish Cultural Revival. Many old vernacular buildings have been rescued from demolition and lovingly reconstructed in situ reminding us that sustainable is aesthetic. It also possesses an excellent research library that holds extensive sound and picture archives.
This site possesses a fantastic list of local history societies.
A source of articles and news about Glens history and folklore.
Godstow Press is an independent publisher ‘for those who have the sense of the divine at heart’. Some of their current offerings include a neo-platonic trilogy set in the Renaissance by Linda Proud, poetry by Jungian analyst Noel Cobb and a performance of the Seven Hymns of Orpheus narrated by theactor Mark Rylance.
Established in 1989 by neo-antiquarian Bob Trubshaw in order to print local histories of his native Leicestershire and Rutland, it has since expanded to include titles on general folklore and myth covering fairy traditions, the phantom black dog, dragons, alchemy and vampires.
At his studio on the shores of Strangford Lough the artist and typographer Sean Lynch produces some of the most brilliant graphic design to be found in the Province. He specialises in gorgeous collectible hand-printed broadsides of modern poetry and commissioned ‘follies’. He is the genius responsible for the beautiful appearance of Ardrigh Books.