Told at the Feis: Stories of Ancient Ireland

Told at the Feis: Stories of Ancient Ireland

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Chapters include: The Plains of the Towers; Lowry The Voyager; Baile Mac Buain; Ahirney The Satirist; The Story of Mac Daho’s Pig; The Death of King Connor Mac Nessa; Beal Cu and Conall Karnah; The Death of Cuchulainn; The Chase of Slieve Gullion; The Rowan-Tree Mansion; The Legend of Lough Finn; Donnbo; Finnachta the Festive; The Voyage of the O’Corras; Queen Gormley; The Goban Saor; How Monover Died; The Widow’s Daughter; and, The Three Questions.

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The Cattle Raid of Cualnge

The Cattle Raid of Cualnge

L. Winifred Faraday

One of the masterpieces of Irish literature, this is a translation of a story cycle which lies at the core of the saga of Cuchulainn, the son of the God Lug and the daughter of the king of Ulster. Cuchulainn had the strength of Hercules, but was slow in gaining control over his powers, which turned him into a monster, leaving a trail of mayhem in his wake. At the age of seventeen, still beardless…

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Celtic Fairy Tales

Celtic Fairy Tales

Joseph Jacobs

This is a collection of 26 fairy tales. Stories include: Connla and the Fairy Maiden; Guleesh; The Field of Boliauns; The Horned Women; Conall Yellowclaw; Hudden and Dudden and Donald O’Neary; The Shepherd of Myddvai; The Sprightly Tailor; The Story of Deidre; Munachar and Manachar; Gold-Tree and Silver-Tree; King O’Toole and His Goose; The Wooing of Olwen; Jack and His Comrades; The Shee an Gannon…

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The Irish Sketch-book

The Irish Sketch-book

William Makepeace Thackeray

One of two travel books written by Thackeray (the other one being ‘The Paris Sketch Book’) Marked by it’s hostility to Irish Catholics, the book appealed to British prejudices, and Thackeray was given the job of being Punch’s Irish expert, often under the pseudonym Hibernis Hibernior. It was Thackeray, in other words, who was chiefly responsible for Punch’s notoriously hostile and condescending depictions…

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Celtic Wonder Tales

Celtic Wonder Tales

Ella Young

An enchanting compilation of 14 folk stories of Celtic magic and legend. Chapters include; The Earth-Shapers; The Spear of Victory; A Good Action; How the Son of The Gobhaun Saor Sold the Sheepskin; How the Son of The Gobhaun Saor Shortened the Road; The Cow of Plenty; The Coming of Lugh; The Eric-Fine of Lugh; The Great Battle; Inisfail; The Golden Fly; The Children of Lir; The Luck-Child; and, Conary Mor.

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Heroic Romances of Ireland, Complete

A. H. Leahy

This contains both Volumes. Includes; the Courtship of Etain; the Boar of Mac Datho; the Sick-bed of Cuchulain; the Death of the Sons of Usnach; the Combat at the Ford; and, the five ‘Tains’ or Cattle-Forays of Fraech (Tain bo Fraich), Dartaid (The Raid for Dartaid’s Cattle), Regamon (The Raid for the Cattle of Regamon), Flidais…

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Irish Fairy Tales

Irish Fairy Tales

James Stephens

Fully illustrated throughout, this is a collection of 10 fairy tales from Ireland, including: The Story Of Tuan Mac Cairill; The Boyhood Of Fionn; The Birth Of Bran; Oisin’s Mother; The Wooing Of Becfola; The Little Brawl At Allen; The Carl Of The Drab Coat; The Enchanted Cave Of Cesh Corran; Becuma Of The White Skin; and, Mongan’s…

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Beside The Fire

Beside The Fire

Douglas Hyde

A collection Of 15 Irish Gaelic Folk Stories. From the Preface: ‘IRISH and Scotch Gaelic folk-stories are, as a living form of literature, by this time pretty nearly a thing of the past. They have been trampled in the common ruin under the feet of the Zeitgeist, happily not before a large harvest has been reaped in Scotland, but, unfortunately, before anything worth mentioning has been done in Ireland to gather…

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A Book Of Saints And Wonders

A Book Of Saints And Wonders

Lady Gregory

Published in 1906, this book contains the doings and lives of Saints Brigit, Columcille, Patrick, and Brendan the Navigator (who voyaged to the promised land). The last two chapters are more mythical, one dealing with the fabulous voyage of Maeldune and the other, called `Great Wonders of the Old Time’.

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The Aran Islands

The Aran Islands

John M. Synge

This is a book relating the author’s experiences when he visited the Aran Islands (Inis Mór, Inis Meáin and Inis Óirr) several times on the suggestion of William Butler Yeats.

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