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Bo Almqvist

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Bo Almqvist is Emeritus Professor and a Former Head of the Department of Irish Folklore, University College Dublin. He specialises in Scandinavian and Irish folk literature and folk beliefs and has published widely on these topics. He has also carried out much collecting from Blasket Islanders, in particular Peig Sayers’ son, Micheál Ó Gaoithin, and other story tellers in Dún Chaoin, e.g. Bab Feiritéar, and he is a co-editor of the publication of her stories, Ó Bhéal an Bhab.