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Record: Ionad Chaluim Chille Ìle, The Columba Center Islay

Ionad Chaluim Chille Ìle, The Columba Center Islay

Gart na Tràghad
Bogh Mòr
PA43 7LN

Tel: 44 01496 810818
E-mail: info@islay-gaelic.net
Web: http://www.islay-gaelic.net

Organisation type
Educational / Research Institution / Archive
Other info: Local History Society / Community group; Library
Our collections Seanchas Ìle
Recordings (duration, dates & recording formats) Duration: 1-100
Other info: n/a

Format: Digital Storage
Other format(s): .wav files for original audio recordings, excerpts for public access in .mp3

Date(s): Since 2000
Other info: The Seanchas Ìle project ran from 2005-2007
Geographical locations Ireland: n/a
Other info: n/a

Scotland: Argyll and the Isles
Other info: Islay

Canada: n/a
Other info: n/a

Other areas: n/a
Other info: n/a

Any other area: n/a
Other information Content types: Speech (including oral history, folktales and so on)
Other info: Local stories, recollections of how Islay has changed over the years, historical information, traditional food ways and medicine, testimonies of the lives of local people, traditional beliefs and superstitions

Access: Small amount of excerpts available on part of the ICCI website. Seanchas Ìle website is no longer functioning. Files will be available to the public on ICCI’s library computer by 2017.

Completion status: 100% digitised
Other info: Audio in .wav and .mp3 formats. Transcripts and translations from published book exist as .doc files. Audio, transcript, and translation excerpts presented together in .ppt files.

Background info: The main goal of the Seanchas Ìle project was to collect, record, and preserve Islay’s rich Gaelic heritage for years to come. The material includes local stories, recollections of how Islay has changed over the years, proverbs, as well as historical information and testimonies of the lives of local people. Material was collected between 2005-2007. Transcriptions and accompanying translations for a limited amount of the collected audio recordings were published in 2007 as Seanchas Ìle (ISBN:978 1 906134 11 2)

Collection descriptions: No

Any other information: A reference document for all files is currently being created. We hope to make all materials (per individual consultant permissions) publicly accessible at the center and online as soon as possible.