TELEVISION APPEARANCES
 

Features on the six-part TG4 television documentary series, An Diabhal Inti - The Devil's In Her, exploring the religious beliefs and social conditions underlying witchcraft accusations in Irish history

 

Piece on Changelings for The Elaine Show, Virgin Media, broadcast 30 October 2020

 

Television documentary titled Divorcing God about the changing religious landscape of Ireland and secularisation that was broadcast on Irish national television station RTÉ One on 12 June 2019

 

Television documentary titled Patrick, Pagans, and Party Animals: The Amazing Legacy of St. Patrick of Ireland produced by Asterisk Productions in Victoria, Canada for the Canadian multi-faith television network Vision-TV

Television documentary called Sacred Sites: Ireland that was broadcast on The Smithsonian Channel, USA on 7 July 2014. This programme dealt with the connections between astronomical events and religious change
 

Spiorad na Samhna, Short documentary film about Samhain (Halloween) carnival in Derry made by Des Baker for Nemeton

Television appearance on RTÉ’s programme Today to discuss the traditional celebration of Samhain (Halloween), October 31st 2014

 

 

 


RADIO APPEARANCES


Interview on Halloween & Samhain for RTÉ Today with Claire Byrne, broadcast 29 October 2021 

Interview on talkRADIO UK Steph and Dom Parker Show about St Patrick’s Day, 17 March 2018

Featured on Aftering: Talking Death presented by Valerie Vetter, broadcast on 103.2 Dublin City FM, 25 September 2017 


Radio Kerry 96-98FM, Kerry Today with Jerry O'Sullivan interview about St Patrick, along with Storyteller Eddie Lenihan, on 16 March 2016
 

Interviewed by presenter David Jenkins on The Irish Voice programme as well as on 2XX FM Community Radio in Canberra, Australia

Regular invited contributor to Cork’s 96FM The Opinion Line with PJ Coogan and Deirdre Shaughnessy on folklore topics
 

Interviewed on Rita Duffy’s online radio show The Crypt about Samhain (Halloween)

Interviewed on WLR FM (Waterford Local Radio)
 

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Dr Jenny Butler is a well known folklorist and scholar of religions. She is the leading authority on the academic study of contemporary Paganism in the Irish context, having conducted the first ever ethnographic study of Irish contemporary Paganism. Her book on this topic, 21st Century Irish Paganism: Worldview, Ritual, Identity, is forthcoming from Routledge.

 

Dr Butler has given numerous keynote addresses and over eighty conference presentations and invited talks in Ireland and internationally. She has been the recipient of many awards, bursaries and accolades, and her research has been supported by the Irish Research Council, the Royal Irish Academy, the Ireland-Canada University Foundation, the Ireland-Newfoundland Partnership (Department of the Taoiseach), and by the UCC College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences Research Support Fund. Dr Butler has been a Government of Ireland Research Scholar (2001-2004), a Dobbin Scholar (2010) and a Cha r lemont Scholar (2017).
 


Dr Butler is currently working on a comparative ethnographic project, Fairy Lore & Landscapes, on the otherworld traditions connected to the landscapes of Ireland, Newfoundland in Canada, and Iceland. The project explores the interconnections of worldviews, customs, and sense of place as intangible cultural heritage.
 

Dr Butler is the President of The Irish Society for the Academic Study of Religions (ISASR) and an elected member of the Executive Committee (Publications Officer) of the European Association for the Study of Religions (EASR). She is a Committee Member of the Anthropological Association of Ireland (AAI).

 

Dr Butler founded the research network, the Irish Network for the Study of Esotericism and Paganism (INSEP), a Regional Network of the European Society for the Study of Western Esotericism (ESSWE), of which she is an Officer of the Executive Board. She is a member of the American Academy of Religion (AAR) Pagan Studies Unit Steering Committee.

Dr Jenny Butler is a Lecturer in the Study of Religions Department, University College Cork, where she teaches various courses including 'Myth & Magic: An Introduction to the Study of Irish Folklore and Mythology', 'Western Esotericism and New Religious Movements', 'Folk Religion in a Globalised World', and 'Contemporary Religions in Ireland'.
 

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Dr Jenny Butler is a well known folklorist and scholar of religions. She is the leading authority on the academic study of contemporary Paganism in the Irish context, having conducted the first ever ethnographic study of Irish contemporary Paganism. Her book on this topic, 21st Century Irish Paganism: Worldview, Ritual, Identity, is forthcoming from Routledge.

 

Dr Butler has given numerous keynote addresses and over eighty conference presentations and invited talks in Ireland and internationally. She has been the recipient of many awards, bursaries and accolades, and her research has been supported by the Irish Research Council, the Royal Irish Academy, the Ireland-Canada University Foundation, the Ireland-Newfoundland Partnership (Department of the Taoiseach), and by the UCC College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences Research Support Fund. Dr Butler has been a Government of Ireland Research Scholar (2001-2004), a Dobbin Scholar (2010) and a Cha r lemont Scholar (2017).
 


Dr Butler is currently working on a comparative ethnographic project, Fairy Lore & Landscapes, on the otherworld traditions connected to the landscapes of Ireland, Newfoundland in Canada, and Iceland. The project explores the interconnections of worldviews, customs, and sense of place as intangible cultural heritage.
 

Dr Butler is the President of The Irish Society for the Academic Study of Religions (ISASR) and an elected member of the Executive Committee (Publications Officer) of the European Association for the Study of Religions (EASR). She is a Committee Member of the Anthropological Association of Ireland (AAI).

 

Dr Butler founded the research network, the Irish Network for the Study of Esotericism and Paganism (INSEP), a Regional Network of the European Society for the Study of Western Esotericism (ESSWE), of which she is an Officer of the Executive Board. She is a member of the American Academy of Religion (AAR) Pagan Studies Unit Steering Committee.

Dr Jenny Butler is a Lecturer in the Study of Religions Department, University College Cork, where she teaches various courses including 'Myth & Magic: An Introduction to the Study of Irish Folklore and Mythology', 'Western Esotericism and New Religious Movements', 'Folk Religion in a Globalised World', and 'Contemporary Religions in Ireland'.
 

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