Tales of Old Ireland

  • 247 Pages
  • 0.27 MB
  • English
Trans-Atlantic Publications
Irish Literature, Sociology, Literature: Classics, Folklore & Mythology, Fiction anthologies & collections, Ir
The Physical Object
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9865335M
ISBN 101854799819
ISBN 139781854799814

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Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. I really enjoyed reading the old tales of Ireland and the old Irish Style of writing. It shed some light on the life and times of the ol' Irish ways. flag Like see review/5. "A very lively retelling of seven traditional Irish stories accompanied by striking stylised artwork from Niamh Sharkey (winner of the Mother Goose Award) - --Booksellerbr /> />"In his cogent introduction, Doyle gives a succinct overview of the significance of storytelling in the Irish cultural tradition, linking it to the present by references to the government-sponsored systematic collection of Cited by: 3.

Our Tales of Old Ireland reach from the heroic warriors Fionn and the Fianna, to the curse of a Goddess, to an on-going battle of wits between the Connacht Queen Medb (Maeve) and her rival the King of Ulster.

You'll see shape shifting sisters, fairy folk you'll want to watch out for, fights with monsters, and wise old women helping young maids/5(26).

Our Tales of Old Ireland reach from the heroic warriors Fionn and the Fianna, to the curse of a Goddess, to an on-going battle of wits between the Connacht Queen Medb (Maeve) and her/5.

Tales from Old Ireland, described by Malachy Doyle in captivating language, the larger-than-life characters, dramatic landscapes, and magical happenings of all the tales, including the famous legend of the bewitched Children of Lir, are also brought vividly to life by the luminous art of Niamh Sharkey, making this a book that will transport readers to another world for many happy hours.

TALES FROM OLD IRELAND User Review - Kirkus. Seven briskly retold traditional tales are illustrated with dot-eyed, appealingly ingenuous figures from the illustrator of Tolstoy's Gigantic Turnip (). The stories' very titles are evocative: a Read full review4/5(2). Tales From Old Ireland Meet larger-than-life characters from the Irish oral storytelling tradition with this collection of 7 myths and legends.

Enchanting acrylic artwork by Dublin-based illustrator Niamh Sharkey brings the magic of each age-old tale to life: The Children of Lir. Seven briskly retold traditional tales are illustrated with dot-eyed, appealingly ingenuous figures from the illustrator of Tolstoy’s Gigantic Turnip ().

The stories’ very titles are evocative: a spiteful stepmother transforms “The Children of Lir” into swans; the three sisters in a Cinderella variant are “Fair, Brown, and Trembling”; a clever, kind-hearted beachcomber frees.

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Publisher: Barefoot Books Dive in to a world of ancient tales, passed down through the generations over several centuries. Stories of giants, wicked stepmothers, fairies, magic, wickedness, love and revenge have been sourced from one of the oldest and least contaminated oral traditions in the world.

The oldest of all these books of miscellaneous literature is the Lebar-na-Heera, or the Book of the Dun Cow, * now in the Royal Irish Academy. By "the oldest" is meant that it was transcribed at an earlier time than any other remaining: but some books of later transcription contain pieces quite as old, or older.

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Uploaded by Tracey Gutierres on J SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata) Pages: 'Pure magic spills from every page of Malachy Doyle's Tales from Old Ireland. The seven spellbinding myths and legends gathered here provide a panorama of Celtic culture and traditions in a landscape peopled with fairies, witches and other supernatural creatures.

The prose - rich in rhyme, rhythm and imagery- is perfect for reading aloud/5(26). Excerpt from 'Tales of Old Ireland - Retold' by Lora O'Brien. BUY THE BOOK.

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- Weekly Irish resources when you join our community at SUBSCRIBE for more. 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 It is one of Stephens' better-known : James Stephens. Northern Ireland native Doyle (Jody's Beans) celebrates his country's centuries-old oral legacy in this collection of seven stories.

Traditional tales, such as The Twelve Wild Geese (which paralle. ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Originally published: Dublin: Dolmen, Description: pages ; 22 cm.

Series Title: Country classics. is an Irish based online bookstore offering a wide diverse range of books, new releases, bestsellers, bargains and rare books, with worldwide delivery. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: viii, pages: illustrations ; 24 cm: Contents: Foreword / by Michael O'Mara --Neal Malone / William Carleton --Wildgoose Lodge / William Carleton --The gridiron / Samuel Lover --The stolen sheep / John Banim --Daniel O'Rourke / Thomas Crofton Croker --The dilemma of Phadrig / Gerald Griffin --Home sickness / George Moore.

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Books Go Search Best Sellers Gift Ideas New Releases Deals Author: Michael O'Mara. This list of books set in Ireland appears in chronological order; starting with the modern period, spanning through to contemporary works from today. It starts with classics such as Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and James Joyce’s Dubliners, Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and Ulysses.

The collaborative effort of author Malachy Doyle and artist Niamh Sharkey, Tales From Old Ireland is an anthology of seven folktales steeped in Irish history, culture, and tradition. Tales of Old Ireland. Binding tight. Interior other wise clean. pages. A good working edition. This button is located just to the right of our User Id, "weloveallbooks.".

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Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. The spine remains undamaged. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend jacket quality is not.

The O’Brien Book of Irish Fairy Tales and Legends by Una Leavy and Susan Field. CLICK TO BUY; Ten of the best-loved Irish stories compiled in one book–Fionn MacCumhail’s Tales from Ireland. Passed down from generation to generation, the fairy tales are full of enchantment and adventure.

Present day Celts live in Scotland, Ireland, Wales and small parts of France and England. The collection of Celtic folktales consists of nine books with stories: 26 Celtic folktales, English folktales, 38 Irish folktales, 33 Scottish folktales and 24 Welsh folktales.

Tales of Old Ireland: Retold: Ancient Irish Stories Retold for Today (Irish Folklore Series Book 1) eBook: Lora O'Brien: : Kindle Store5/5(6).

One of the largest anthologies of Irish Fairy Tales is a compilation by W.B. Yeats. Jeremiah Curtin and William Henry Frost also researched Irish folk tales and authored fairy tale books, which were well received by the public.

Edmund Leamy, a famous folklorist, published his first collection of Irish Fairy Tales. Tales of Old Ireland - The Fairy Lover - Irish Pagan Stories Authentic Irish Pagan Blog, Books, and Classes PLUS your weekly(ish) Irish Resources emails direct. Tales of Old Ireland. Acallam na Senórach (Modern Irish: Agallamh na Seanórach, whose title in English has been given variously as Colloquy of the Ancients, Tales of the Elders of Ireland, The Dialogue of the Ancients of Ireland, etc.), is an important prosimetric Middle Irish narrative dating to c It is the most important text of the Finn Cycle (also known as the Fenian Cycle, fíanaigecht, fiannaigheacht.

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Leprechauns, giants, witches, princesses, castles, and sea monsters all abound in this compendium of the best mythology Britain and Ireland have to offer. 5 out of 5 stars Wonderful stories a great book.