President Higgins welcomed the authors and editors of "Life, lore and song: essays in Irish tradition in honour of Ríonach uí Ógáin / Binneas an tSiansa", a collection of scholarly and personal tributes to Ríonach uí Ógáin, professor emeritus of Irish Folklore and former director of the National Folklore Collection.
The National Folklore Collection University College Dublin is a unique collection of Ireland’s folklore heritage and one of the largest folklore collections in the world. The Foklore Collection builds on the work undertaken by the Irish Folklore Commission.
President Higgins is Patron of the National Folklore Collection.
President visits the Limerick traditional boats exhibition (September 2014)