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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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A collection of Irish Fairy Tales, Myths and Folklore by James Stephens.
Michael's Irish Magic By Brian Hunt
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Patrick is down on his luck and penniless when he comes across an ancient thatched cottage in the deep countryside of County Kerry. There he meets an old woman who invites him to join her for lunch,... More > and he gradually becomes enchanted by the spirits of previous inhabitants. His luck changes from the first day he sets foot in the flower-filled gardens of the cottage, and although he doesn't realise it, his life will never be the same again. On each visit, he finds himself transported back to another time, where he seems to lose control over his mind and body to another person from the past - the Irish icon, Michael Collins. He becomes friendly with the landlord of the pub where he has taken a room, and with his magical change of luck, the customers all flock around him like bees settling on honey-dew. Even the landlord's wife and daughter are enamoured with him! His business luck changes and all seems wonderful for him, but the magic at the cottage keeps drawing him back.< Less
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
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
The Hound of Cullan By F. E. M. Webster
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This is F.A. M. Webster's novelized telling of the story of Cú Chulainn, the Irish Utonian hero who fought against Queen Maeve's men in the Tain bo Culainge, or Cattle Raid of Cooley in the... More > Ulster Cycle of Irish myth and legend.< Less
The Hound of Cullan By F. E. M. Webster
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This is F.A. M. Webster's novelized telling of the story of Cú Chulainn, the Irish Utonian hero who fought against Queen Maeve's men in the Tain bo Culainge, or Cattle Raid of Cooley in the... More > Ulster Cycle of Irish myth and legend.< Less
The Truth Seeker By Peter Mahon
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Torai Na Firinne. 'Truth Seeker.' A man or woman who found things out that needed finding. Who uncovered the truth, because someone had to? Strictly speaking Goban wasn't sure he was one. His uncle... More > had been one, and a great one at that, before he retired, and Goban...well, he'd agreed to do the job. He'd given Rioana his word, back when they'd been together, and giving your word to one of the shining folk was always a tricky thing. Goban knew why. The sound - the cry of a woman in anguish, howling in desperate grief. It was impossible to ignore. Impossible for him to ignore. He didn't know why yet and he didn't know where, but somewhere nearby a banshee had cried out. That could only mean one thing. Someone was dead!< Less
The Celtic Twilight By William Butler Yeats
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Here is the book that made William Butler Yeats an household word. Many today know his name without knowing why he's famous. Anyone who is serious about Celtic or Irish folklore, storytelling or the... More > oral tradition, must read this book. Without a doubt, the style is that of a relaxed rural Irish storyteller doing what he does best: "spin a yarn," as his American cousins might say.< Less
The Celtic Twilight By William Butler Yeats
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Here is the book that made William Butler Yeats an household word. Many today know his name without knowing why he's famous. Anyone who is serious about Celtic or Irish folklore, storytelling or the... More > oral tradition, must read this book. Without a doubt, the style is that of a relaxed rural Irish storyteller doing what he does best: "spin a yarn," as his American cousins might say.< Less