We thank the Higher Education Authority for granting the PRTLI4 funding which enabled this project to be undertaken.

We wish to thank Professor Jane Conroy, NUI Galway, Principal Investigator, all of the project team, the staff of the Digital Humanities Observatory - Paolo Battino, Shawn Day, Don Gourley, Kevin Hawkins, Dr Faith Lawrence, Niall O'Leary, Dot Porter, Dr Susan Schreibman, Dr Bruno Voisin - who made it all possible; the staff of the Academy Library, and the Academy’s administrative, IT and IHTA staff who supported the project throughout.

We thank the following for their help and collaboration:

Dr Franz Fischer; Herr Jürgen Mahrenholz, Humboldt University, Berlin; Antaine Ó Faracháin; Róise Ní Bhaoill; the staff of the Irish Traditional Music Archive; Herr Dr Michael Willenbücher, Humboldt-Universität – Technische Abteilung.

Críostóir Mac Cárthaigh, UCD School of Irish, Celtic Studies, Irish Folklore and Linguistics, for providing advice and support materials.

Fiontar, Dublin City University, in collaboration with the Placenames Branch of the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, for kindly allowing us to use the Ireland image-map from, the Placenames Database of Ireland. In particular we thank Dr Caoilfhionn Nic Pháidín, Fiontar.

Ms Tina Maree and family who supplied photographic material.

Jonathan Robinson and Joanne Sweeney of the British Library provided supplementary Personalbogen.

The project wishes to thank the following people and institutions who contributed to the remastering of the Doegen records onto compact disc in the late 1990s:

The Heritage Council, Mr Ted Kendall, Dr Ciarán Ó Duibhín, Professor Máirín Ní Dhonnchadha (NUI Galway), and Ms Marie Boran (Special Collections Librarian, James Hardiman Library).

We also thank all of those who accessed the beta site and contacted us with messages of appreciation, with assistance in completing gaps in transcripts and with contextual information. We thank those who took part in an evaluation exercise and made useful recommendations in relation to the presentation of information and navigation of the site.

Finally, we remember with respect and gratitude the speakers and all of those who took part in the original Doegen recording endeavour in Ireland.