Bo Almqvist was Emeritus Professor and a Former Head of the Department of Irish Folklore, University College Dublin. He specialised in Scandinavian and Irish folk literature and folk beliefs and published widely on these topics. He also carried out much collecting from Blasket Islanders, in particular Peig Sayers’ son, Micheál Ó Gaoithin, and other story tellers in Dún Chaoin, e.g. Bab Feiritéar, and he was a co-editor of the publication of her stories, Ó Bhéal an Bhab.
With New Island, co-edited Peig Sayers: Labharfad le Cách / I Will Speak to You All, published in 2008.