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Bláithín Ní Chatháin

Bláithín Ní Chatháin

Oral Historian

Digital Repository of Ireland, Royal Irish Academy

MA (hons) History and BA (hons) History and Irish, University College Dublin. Digital Media and Oral History Training; DIT, BBC, Screentraining Ireland and British Library.
DRI Role

Oral Historian, Atlantic  Philanthrophies  Archives  Project

Research Interests
Social and Economic History; Visualising Archives; Historical documentary. Irish language storytelling.
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Bláithín is collecting oral histories for the Atlantic Philanthropy Archive project. Her focus is on researching and recording experiences and stories from people across the Island of Ireland who were involved in Atlantic projects over the last thirty years.

Bláithín has a background in Education having taught at DCU, UCD and was course director for four years on the Higher Diploma in Digital Media in Waterford Institute of Technology.   Oral History projects she has researched and collected include Historical Memories of the Famine; World War 1 survivors; History of Dublin Tenements 1930-80.

Professional broadcasting credits on Historical documentaries for Public Service Broadcasters include BBC, RTE1 and RTE Lyric FM, PBS TG4. Awards includeCeltic Media Award (2006),PP1 Radio Award 2009, IFTA nomination (2012)Radharc History Documentary nomination. Bláithín has an interest in the arts e.g exhibition film ‘Emmet Kane, a journey in Wood’, National Museum of Ireland.

Professional memberships include: Irish Film and Television Academy and Teaching Council of Ireland, Further Education.