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Irish Fairy Tales By W. B. Yeats
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Irish Fairy Tales edited with an introduction by W. B. Yeats, author of 'The Wanderings of Oisin,' etc. Illustrated by Jack B. Yeats. Reproduction of 1892 edition.
Irish Fairy Tales By James Stephens
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Irish Fairy Tales is a retelling of ten Irish folktales by the Irish author James Stephens. The English illustrator Arthur Rackham provided interior artwork, including numerous black and white... More > illustrations and sixteen color plates. The stories are set in a wooded, Medieval Ireland filled with larger-than-life hunters, warriors, kings, and fairies. Many stories concern the Fianna and their captain, Fionn mac Uail, from the Fenian Cycle of Irish mythology.The book was first published by Macmillan and Company in 1920. It is one of Stephens' better-known works.Finnian, the Abbott of Moville, travels to the home of Tuan mac Cairill and compels Tuan to admit him. The abbott convinces Tuan of the truth of the Gospel. Finnian asks Tuan to describe his past. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irish_Fairy_Tales Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book.< Less
Irish Fairy Tales By James Stephens
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A collection of Irish Fairy Tales, Myths and Folklore by James Stephens.
Irish Fairy Tales By James Stephens
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A collection of Irish Fairy Tales, Myths and Folklore by James Stephens.The Story of the Irish Poet and King Fionn is highlighted.
A Child's Eye View of Irish Paganism By Blackbird O'Connell
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Céad mile fáilte romhat! The polytheistic faith of Old Ireland is coming alive once more. Child’s Eye View of Irish Paganism details Págánacht, providing concise... More > information on this ancient faith and its modern practice. In these pages, learn the history and mythology of the Emerald Isle – from the last Ice Age, The Four Invasions, the Potato Famine, and on through to the Troubles. Fear the Fomorians and the Fir Bolg; and thrill to the adventures of the Gods and Goddesses known as the Tuatha dé Danann. Learn a smattering of Gaeilge, the official language of Ireland. A Child’s Eye View of Irish Paganism includes a description of the Four Treasures of Ireland, as well as individual entries for eleven of the most prominent figures in Irish myth, including Cú Chulainn and Fionn Mac Cumhall. Though written for children age 8 to 13, this book is an easy and informative read for busy adults as well.< Less
Valentine M'Clutchy, The Irish Agent The Works of William Carleton, Volume Two By William Carleton
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: William Carleton (20 February 1794, Prolusk (often spelt as... More > Prillisk as on his gravestone), Clogher, County Tyrone – 30 January 1869, Sandford Road, Ranelagh, Dublin) was an Irish writer and novelist. He is best known for his Traits and Stories of the Irish Peasantry a collection of ethnic sketches of the stereotypical Irishman.Carleton's father was a Roman Catholic tenant farmer, who supported fourteen children on as many acres, and young Carleton passed his early life among scenes similar to those he later described in his books. Carleton was steeped in folklore from an early age. His father, who had an extraordinary memory (he knew the bible by heart) and as a native Irish speaker, a thorough acquaintance with Irish folklore, told stories by the fireside. His mother, a noted singer, sang in Irish. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Carleton< Less
Phelim Otoole's Courtship and Other Stories Traits And Stories Of The Irish Peasantry, The Works of William Carleton, Volume Three By William Carleton
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: William Carleton (20 February 1794, Prolusk (often spelt as... More > Prillisk as on his gravestone), Clogher, County Tyrone – 30 January 1869, Sandford Road, Ranelagh, Dublin) was an Irish writer and novelist. He is best known for his Traits and Stories of the Irish Peasantry a collection of ethnic sketches of the stereotypical Irishman.Carleton's father was a Roman Catholic tenant farmer, who supported fourteen children on as many acres, and young Carleton passed his early life among scenes similar to those he later described in his books. Carleton was steeped in folklore from an early age. His father, who had an extraordinary memory (he knew the bible by heart) and as a native Irish speaker, a thorough acquaintance with Irish folklore, told stories by the fireside. His mother, a noted singer, sang in Irish. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Carleton< Less
The Hedge School; The Midnight Mass; The Donagh Traits And Stories Of The Irish Peasantry, The Works of William Carleton, Volume Three By William Carleton
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: William Carleton (20 February 1794, Prolusk (often spelt as... More > Prillisk as on his gravestone), Clogher, County Tyrone – 30 January 1869, Sandford Road, Ranelagh, Dublin) was an Irish writer and novelist. He is best known for his Traits and Stories of the Irish Peasantry a collection of ethnic sketches of the stereotypical Irishman.Carleton's father was a Roman Catholic tenant farmer, who supported fourteen children on as many acres, and young Carleton passed his early life among scenes similar to those he later described in his books. Carleton was steeped in folklore from an early age. His father, who had an extraordinary memory (he knew the bible by heart) and as a native Irish speaker, a thorough acquaintance with Irish folklore, told stories by the fireside. His mother, a noted singer, sang in Irish. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Carleton< Less
The Celtic Twilight By W.B. Yeats
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William Butler Yeats 13 June 1865 – 28 January 1939) was an Irish poet and playwright, and one of the foremost figures of 20th century literature. A pillar of both the Irish and British... More > literary establishments, in his later years he served as an Irish Senator for two terms. Yeats was a driving force behind the Irish Literary Revival This is one of the best-known collections of Yeats' prose; in it he explores the longstanding connection between the people of Ireland and the inhabitants of the land of Fairy. Kean Guides have been developed to use the new media to offer great books at a reasonable price.< Less
Mythewood, Book 1, Henri & The Aos Si (Reprint 3rd Edition) By Ryan Eric
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Henri has always been your typical teenage boy- until one fateful Halloween night. From then on, he begins to have encounters with strange and magical creatures known as, "Aos Si". Stranger... More > yet, they all claim that they are beckoned to him! Why?< Less