NDAI: Mary Mulcahy

Reference Code: IE 2135 N60
Title: The Mary Mulcahy Collection
Dates of Creation: 2012
Extent and Medium: 1 item

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Name of Creator(s): Mulcahy, Mary and Foley, Dr Catherine.

Biographical History: Mary Anne Mulcahy (née O’Keeffe) was born in 1927 in Mallow and first became interested in Irish dancing at the age of seven as a pupil of Joan Denise Moriarty, then the only Irish dancing teacher in the area.  She later trained with Cormac O’Keeffe in Cork city.  Having acquired teaching qualifications c. 1947, she established the Mulcahy School of Irish Dancing, which is now run by her daughter Breda.  She also qualified as an adjudicator c. 1966.  Mary Mulcahy remains well known in the Irish dancing circles and continues to travel around the world with pupils of the Mulcahy School of Irish Dancing.

Immediate Source of Acquisition: Donated by Dr Catherine Foley to the National Dance Archive of Ireland on 30 October 2012.


Content and Structure 

Scope and Content: DVD containing a recording of an interview by Dr Catherine Foley with Mary Mulcahy, relating to Mulcahy’s Irish dancing career.

System of Arrangement: N/A.


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Language/ Scripts of Material: English.


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