The De Buitléar Collection accompanies the archive of the same name. It represents the scholarly and scientific interests of the well-known musician, film-maker and wildlife expert, Éamon de Buitléar (1930-2013).
This book collection was received as part of a substantial archival donation by the late Éamon de Buitléar. It comprises of c.600 volumes, many of which relate to his career researching, filming and broadcasting on wildlife in Ireland. The collections also contains some early 20th Irish language titles originally the property of Éamon’s father. The Éamon de Buitléar Archive is an exceptional and unique collection of multimedia material which reflects an outstanding body of work spanning some sixty years. The Archive consists of various media including papers, scripts and manuscripts, animation, film and video, music and audio recordings, books and broadcast equipment. The primary themes of the collection are film-making, the environment, traditional music and material relating to the de Buitléar family.
Natural environment and wildlife of Ireland, Irish traditional music and Irish language
The book collections consists of c.600 volumes.
The book collection is listed on the library catalogue at http://library.nuigalway.ie/. Details of the archival collection (G48) are available at http://archivesearch.library.nuigalway.ie/TreeBrowse.aspx?src=CalmView.Catalog&field=RefNo&key=G48
The book collection and archive were in the ownership of Éamon de Buitléar until he presented them to the James Hardiman Library in 2012.