West of Ireland Folk Tales for ChildrenWest of Ireland Folk Tales for Children



And what became of the soldier wounded in body and soul? This book contains the most thrilling of the West of Ireland’s tales of immortals, fairies, fantastical creatures, witches, skeletons, spirits and headless bodies.

Author: Rab Swannock Fulton

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780750986656

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WHO knows the true nature of Knockma? What is God’s new policy? What happened when the boy encountered a pooka? And what became of the soldier wounded in body and soul? This book contains the most thrilling of the West of Ireland’s tales of immortals, fairies, fantastical creatures, witches, skeletons, spirits and headless bodies. These stories – specially chosen to be enjoyed by 7- to 11-year-old readers – burst with adventure and excitement, magic and mystery. As old as the mountains, forests and sea, these well-loved stories are retold in all their mythical glory by storyteller Rab Fulton.

North of Ireland Folk Tales for ChildrenNorth of Ireland Folk Tales for Children



Folklore says if you want to find magic, go into the west. Slieve League's on the
west coast of Ireland and you couldn't get more magical than that! There are stalls
in the top car park that sell souvenirs, or drinks, or hot dogs, or lobster. I bought ...

Author: Doreen McBride

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780750991216

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How did a spider change the course of history? What would a body in the chimney want with a lonely old woman? And what terrible deed could make a Celtic warrior cry? North of Ireland Folk Tales for Children is full of mermaids and pishogues, haunted dolmens and plenty of ghosts, rude Celts and bloodthirsty warriors. This collection of weird, wonderful and irreverently told tales from award-winning storyteller Doreen McBride is not for the faint of heart – and certainly not appropriate for adults.

Wild Waves and Wishing WellsWild Waves and Wishing Wells



'Wild Waves and Wishing Wells' is full of hidden story treasures, lost lore and watery whimsy. These stories of the waters of Ireland have been selected by writer and storyteller Órla Mc Govern, and illustrated by Gala Tomasso.

Author: Órla Mc Govern

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780750992954

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What was the secret of The White Trout? Who owned a great boat called 'The Wave Sweeper'? What gave the giant jellyfish its sting? Here you will find the answers, as well as some traditional facts and modern musings. 'Wild Waves and Wishing Wells' is full of hidden story treasures, lost lore and watery whimsy. These stories of the waters of Ireland have been selected by writer and storyteller Órla Mc Govern, and illustrated by Gala Tomasso. Dive in for adventures not to be missed.

Constructions of the Irish Child in the Independence Period 1910 1940Constructions of the Irish Child in the Independence Period 1910 1940



W. B. Yeats, Fairy and Folk Tales of Ireland, Samuel Ferguson, Hibernian Nights
Entertainments in three volumes, Mrs. ... Fictions of the Irish Celts, William
Larminie, West Ireland Folk Tales, and John Canon O'Hanlon, Irish Local
Legends.

Author: Ciara Boylan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319928227

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This volume explores how Irish children were ‘constructed’ by various actors including the state, youth organisations, authors and publishers in the period before and after Ireland gained independence in 1922. It examines the broad variety of ways in which the Irish child was constructed through social and cultural activities like education, sport, youth organizations, and cultural production such as literature, toys, and clothes, covering themes ranging from gender, religion and social class, to the broader politics of identity, citizenship, and nation-building. A variety of ideals and ideologies, some of them conflicting, competed to inform how children were constructed by the adults who looked on them as embodying the future of the nation. Contributors ask fundamental questions about how children were constructed as part of the idealisation of the state before its formation, and the consolidation of the state after its foundation.

Children into SwansChildren into Swans



1 chapter five Tolkien's “On Fairy Stories” was published in Tree and Leaf, 3–81.
... A compilation of parts of this story from fifteen separate manuscripts is
contained in Lebor Gabála Érenn: The Book of the Taking of Ireland, edited and
translated by R.A. Stewart ... Gregory, Visions and Beliefs in the West of Ireland, 9
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Author: Jan Beveridge

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773596177

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Fairy tales are alive with the supernatural - elves, dwarfs, fairies, giants, and trolls, as well as witches with magic wands and sorcerers who cast spells and enchantments. Children into Swans examines these motifs in a range of ancient stories. Moving from the rich period of nineteenth-century fairy tales back as far as the earliest folk literature of northern Europe, Jan Beveridge shows how long these supernatural features have been a part of storytelling, with ancient tales, many from Celtic and Norse mythology, that offer glimpses into a remote era and a pre-Christian sensibility. The earliest stories often show significant differences from what we might expect. Elves mingle with Norse gods, dwarfs belong to a proud clan of magician-smiths, and fairies are shape-shifters emerging from the hills and the sea mist. In story traditions with roots in a pre-Christian imagination, an invisible other world exists alongside our own. From the lost cultures of a thousand years ago, Children into Swans opens the door on some of the most extraordinary worlds ever portrayed in literature - worlds that are both starkly beautiful and full of horrors.

The Fairy Tales of Oscar WildeThe Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde



By resituating the fairy tales in a complex nexus of theological, political, social, and national concerns, Killeen restores the tales to their proper place in the Wilde canon.

Author: Dr Jarlath Killeen

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409489832

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Oscar Wilde's two collections of children's literature, The Happy Prince and Other Stories (1888) and A House of Pomegranates (1891), have often been marginalised in critical accounts as their apparently conservative didacticism appears at odds with the characterisation of Wilde as an amoral aesthete. In this, the first full-length study of Wilde's fairy tales for children, Jarlath Killeen argues that Wilde's stories are neither uniformly conservative nor subversive, but a blend of both. Killeen contends that while they should be read in relation to a literary tradition of fairy tales that emerged in nineteenth century Europe; Irish issues heavily influenced the work. These issues were powerfully shaped by the 'folk Catholicism' Wilde encountered in the west of Ireland. By resituating the fairy tales in a complex nexus of theological, political, social, and national concerns, Killeen restores the tales to their proper place in the Wilde canon.

Fairy Folk Tales of IrelandFairy Folk Tales of Ireland



The weak souls of young children are in especial danger. When a very young
child dies, the western peasantry sprinkle the threshold with the blood of a
chicken, that the spirits may be drawn away to the blood. A Ghost is compelled to
obey ...

Author: William Butler Yeats

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780684829524

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Collected stories depict the antics of the fairies, ghosts, evil spirits, saints, and other unique characters found in the folklore of Ireland

Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish PeasantryFairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry



Treasury of 64 tales from the world of Celtic myth and legend: "The Soul Cages," "The Kildare Pooka," "King O'Toole and his Goose," more. Introduction, Notes by W. B. Yeats.

Author: William Butler Yeats

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486269418

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Treasury of 64 tales from the world of Celtic myth and legend: "The Soul Cages," "The Kildare Pooka," "King O'Toole and his Goose," more. Introduction, Notes by W. B. Yeats.

West Irish Folk tales and RomancesWest Irish Folk tales and Romances



This curious story , with its prosaic details , is chiefly remarkable for the variant it
contains of the Cymbeline legend . ... A parallel to the opening incident of the
betrothal of two children born at the same time will be found in the story of “ The
Wicked Greek Girl ... in Ireland , owing to the sympathy felt for France ; and some
one , perhaps M'Grale himself , took this method of showing his dislike for the
former ...

Author: William Larminie

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105020060005

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A Guide to Folktales in the English LanguageA Guide to Folktales in the English Language



Author: D. L. Ashliman

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: IND:39000005590406

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Page: 368

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Students of folklore and storytellers will find this new guide useful. Ashliman has followed the Aarne-Thompson classification system fairly closely in his geographical classification and his tale type headings. . . . Ashliman's main aim is to `help readers find reliable texts of any given folktale, not only in its best-known version, but also in less familiar variants.' There are cross-references from one tale type to another, a complete listing of Grimm's 200 tales with type classifications as an appendix, and an index of best-known titles and key words from typical plots. Choice A Guide to Folktales in the English Language is designed to assist both the folklore specialist and the general reader in locating the texts of folktales published in collections. Author D.L.Ashliman follows the widely accepted type classification established by folklorists Annti Aarne and Stith Thompson and last revised in 1961, organizing more than 5,000 stories and episodes under some 1,000 basic plots. Each plot is presented in capsule form, followed by the titles and essential bibliographic data of published variants. The result is a comprehensive overview of all major European folktales that will be invaluable for students of folklore, literature, and popular culture.

Irish History For DummiesIrish History For Dummies



In the search for an authentic representation of this, many of them turned to the
Q3 West of Ireland for inspiration. The West of Ireland ... It dealt not with recent
history, but Ireland's ancient past: old sagas, folk tales, and myths. For the
readers of ...

Author: Mike Cronin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119997283

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A rip-roaring ride through the history of the Emerald Isle Ireland’s story is an amazingly dramatic and intense one – and today the influence of Irish culture can be felt around the globe. This book helps you find out why, taking you on a rollercoaster journey through the highs and lows of Ireland’s past including invasions, battles, executions, religious divide, uprisings, emigration – and Riverdance! Mike Cronin is a lecturer at the Centre for Irish Programmes, Boston College, Dublin. He has written 5 books on Irish history. Discover: When and how Ireland became Celtic Ireland and Britain’s complex relationship The evolution of Irish culture How Irish emigration has affected the world Northern Ireland’s rocky road to peace

Donegal TalesDonegal Tales



Here are twenty delightful Irish tales for children, written seventy years ago by Anne Casserley, writer and teacher, who spent her childhood summers in County Donegal, the mountainous northwest coast of Ireland.

Author: Anne Thomasine Casserley

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1425746667

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Here are twenty delightful Irish tales for children, written seventy years ago by Anne Casserley, writer and teacher, who spent her childhood summers in County Donegal, the mountainous northwest coast of Ireland. There she learned first-hand the rural life and folklore of the County and became in time the talented and inventive storyteller of the world of Donegal. Her stories recall rural Ireland in a timeless time before cars, radios and electricity. On the wild mountainsides above the fertile valley farms, stray animals, domestic and wild, and a few odd folks lived together in a world of their own where the Leprechaun and the Fairies were everyday neighbors. This is down-to-earth fantasy where animals and people talk, not in dialect, but in unmistakable Irish accents; gregarious, hospitable, full of "human" faults and virtues. Donegal Tales are read-aloud stories for children six to nine and wise, funny and beguiling reading for readers of all ages. They are truly literature, rich in language and depiction of character, not Dick and Jane prose nor aimless whimsy.Meet Brian, the orphan from the valley who lives with the black pig Roseen and Katty the turkey-hen, his boisterous friend the Young Donkey, the Kerry Cow and Kerry Calf, Rogureena Rua the fox, the miserly scheming Leprechaun, the tender-hearted Clogmaker's Wife, the intrepid but tactless Little Black Lamb, and many other charming, eccentric creatures and folks.

Books for ChildrenBooks for Children



Bold , forceful drawings match the mood of the stories . Grades 5-8 . 1 398.2
Legends - Ireland 97 Sherlock , Philip Manderson . West Indian folk - tales , retold
. Illus . by Joan KiddellMonroe . ( Myths and legends series ) 1966 . 151 p . illus .

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The Oxford Companion to Fairy TalesThe Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales



This Oxford companion provides an authoritative reference source for fairy tales, exploring the tales themselves, both ancient and modern, the writers who wrote and reworked them and related topics such as film, art, opera and even ...

Author: Jack Zipes

Publisher: Oxford Companions

ISBN: 9780199689828

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This Oxford companion provides an authoritative reference source for fairy tales, exploring the tales themselves, both ancient and modern, the writers who wrote and reworked them and related topics such as film, art, opera and even advertising.

Mayo Folk TalesMayo Folk Tales



... to have been common practice throughout Ireland until the nineteenth century,
particularly in the west of the country. Cillíní were usually located at sites that had
a sacred or religious association but children were also buried at crossroads, ...

Author: Tony Locke

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780750961141

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Those magic words ‘Once upon a time’ have been spoken around the flickering flame of the turf fire by storytellers for thousands of years. In this book, author Tony Locke has gathered together the rich tapestry of stories that make up the folklore, myth and legend of County Mayo. This book will take you on a journey through the rugged landscape of the west coast of Ireland, to its holy mountain, Croagh Patrick, and across the foaming waters of Clew Bay. Here you will read of Gráinne Ní Mháille, the Pirate Queen, the spectre known as the Fír Gorta who roamed the famine villages of west Mayo, the monsters that inhabit the deep waters of Lough Mask and the Matchstick Man of Straide. You will also read of the Love Flower and two young lovers, the land of eternal youth that is Tír na nÓg and the night of the Big Wind. So why not pull up a chair and sit awhile? You know you’re never too old for a story.

Irish and Scottish Encounters with Indigenous PeoplesIrish and Scottish Encounters with Indigenous Peoples



Colby states, “His strong aversion to the mention of sex in print led him to
expurgate racier passages from Cherokee myths and other field notes. ... she
married Edward Bourke, an Irish—speaking bookstore owner who “was a student
of the Gaelic folktales of west— ern Ireland. He passed his love of this lore to his
children.

Author: Graeme Morton

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773588813

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The expansion of the British Empire during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries created the greatest mass migration in human history, in which the Irish and Scots played a central, complex, and controversial role. The essays in this volume explore the diverse encounters Irish and Scottish migrants had with Indigenous peoples in North America and Australasia. The Irish and Scots were among the most active and enthusiastic participants in what one contributor describes as "the greatest single period of land theft, cultural pillage, and casual genocide in world history." At the same time, some settlers attempted to understand Indigenous society rather than destroy it, while others incorporated a romanticized view of Natives into a radical critique of European society, and others still empathized with Natives as fellow victims of imperialism. These essays investigate the extent to which the condition of being Irish and Scottish affected settlers' attitudes to Indigenous peoples, and examine the political, social, religious, cultural, and economic dimensions of their interactions. Presenting a variety of viewpoints, the editors reach the provocative conclusion that the Scottish and Irish origins of settlers were less important in determining attitudes and behaviour than were the specific circumstances in which those settlers found themselves at different times and places in North America, Australia and New Zealand. Contributors include Donald Harman Akenson (Queen's), John Eastlake (College Cork), Marjory Harper (Aberdeen), Andrew Hinson (Toronto), Michele Holmgren (Mount Royal), Kevin Hutchings (Northern British Columbia), Anne Lederman (Royal Conservatory of Music), Patricia A. McCormack (Alberta), Mark G. McGowan (Toronto), Ann McGrath (Australian National), Cian T. McMahon (Nevada), Graeme Morton (Guelph), Michael Newton (Xavier), Pádraig Ó Siadhail (Saint Mary's), Brad Patterson (Victoria University of Wellington), Beverly Soloway (Lakehead), and David A. Wilson (Toronto).

The New AdvocateThe New Advocate



There are also Gaelic variations of traditional folk and fairy tales . ... Latimer (
1991 ) , in which the Pied Piper of Hamelin is really a gifted piper from County
Clare who lured the happy children of Hamelin back to his home in the west of
Ireland .

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