Ancient Irish Legends

Ancient Irish Legends

Ancient Irish Legends is a re-telling of some of the best-loved and most famous tales of ancient Ireland. From the Children of Lir to Diarmuid and Grainne, to the Salmon of Knowledge and Oisin in Tir na nOg, Padraic O'Farrell re-introduces us to these classic stories of the Celtic past.This new edition is re-designed, re-formatted and bound in an attractive new cover.

Ancient Irish Legends

From the Children of Lir to Díarmuid and Gráinne to the Salmon of Knowledge and Oisín in Tír na nÓg, Padraic O’Farrell reintroduces the classic stories of the Celtic past.

Ancient Irish Legends

From the Children of Lir to Díarmuid and Gráinne to the Salmon of Knowledge and Oisín in Tír na nÓg, Padraic O’Farrell reintroduces the classic stories of the Celtic past.

Tales of Old Ireland Retold

In Ireland, we have a wealth of old myths, legends, fairy tales and folk stories, which are presented here in an easy to read, authentic Irish storyteller's voice - retold for modern times.

Tales of Old Ireland  Retold

In Ireland, we have a wealth of old myths, legends, fairy tales and folk stories, which are presented here in an easy to read, authentic Irish storyteller's voice - retold for modern times. 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.

Myths and Legends of the Celtic Race

First published in 1911-this is a replica of the 1917 second edition-this classic work is considered by many the best work on the spiritual and mythological history of the Celtic peoples.

Myths and Legends of the Celtic Race

First published in 1911-this is a replica of the 1917 second edition-this classic work is considered by many the best work on the spiritual and mythological history of the Celtic peoples. Rolleston, a seminal scholar in the literature, explores: [ the Celts in ancient history [ the religion of the Celts [ the Irish invasion myths [ the early Milesian kings [ tales of the Ultonian cycle [ tales of the Ossianic cycle [ and much more. Anyone intrigued by the history and culture of Britain, Ireland, and Wales should consider this essential reading. Irish writer and editor THOMAS WILLIAM HAZEN ROLLESTON (1857-1920) published some 168 books, including *Poems and Ballads of Young Ireland* (1888), *Life of Lessing* (1889), and *The High Deeds of Finn Mac Cumhail* (1910).

Best Loved Irish Legends

Stories from long, long ago, part of an ancient oral tradition, handed down from generation to generation and written down by the Christian monks of medieval Ireland. In a handy pocket format.

Best Loved Irish Legends

Stories from long, long ago, part of an ancient oral tradition, handed down from generation to generation and written down by the Christian monks of medieval Ireland. FAVOURITE LEGENDS FROM ANCIENT IRELAND The Salmon of Knowledge How Cú Chulainn Got His Name The Children of Lir The King with Donkey's Ears Fionn and the Giant The White Wolfhound Oisín In a handy pocket format, which is also available in French, German, Spanish and Italian. Also available in English in a larger format.

Irish Tales and Sagas

Popular folktales of ancient Ireland illustrated in color by a contemporary Irish artist.

Irish Tales and Sagas

Popular folktales of ancient Ireland illustrated in color by a contemporary Irish artist.

Ireland s Trees Myths Legends Folklore

Many of the myths and legends and much of the folklore associated with native trees persists to this day and are gathered together in this book.

Ireland s Trees     Myths  Legends   Folklore

Name the five Great Trees of Ireland? What trees are most often found beside holy wells or cemeteries? Which tree gave the Red Branch Knights of Ulster their name? Ireland was once so heavily wooded it was said a squirrel could travel from Cork to Killarney without touching the ground. So it is no surprise that, in ancient Ireland, mythology and folklore were a part of the people's general knowledge about trees. Many of the myths and legends and much of the folklore associated with native trees persists to this day and are gathered together in this book.

Three Plays

Three Plays


Celtic Mythology

Get this book and discover the fascinating world of Celtic Mythology today!

Celtic Mythology

Do you know that the Ancient Celts believed that their ancestors are all demigods? Celtic Mythology entrances many people as it has so many tales of heroism. It is steeped in history, mythology, wonder, adventure, and even romance. Some of the stories included are: Irish Myths: Children of Lir, The Wooing Of Étain, The Cattle Raid of Cooley, The Salmon of Knowledge Welsh Myths: The four branches of Mabinogi and stories of Lyr's descendents Scottish Myths: Blue Men of Minch, Sawney Bean, Myth of the Selkie Breton Myths: Sword of Arthur, Arthur's Giant And many other amazing tales! Get this book and discover the fascinating world of Celtic Mythology today!

Ancient Legends Mystic Charms and Superstitions of Ireland

Many of the Irish legends, superstitions, and ancient charms now collected were obtained chiefly from oral communications made by the peasantry themselves, either in Irish or in the Irish-English which preserves so much of the expressive ...

Ancient Legends  Mystic Charms  and Superstitions of Ireland

Many of the Irish legends, superstitions, and ancient charms now collected were obtained chiefly from oral communications made by the peasantry themselves, either in Irish or in the Irish-English which preserves so much of the expressive idiom of the antique tongue. These narrations were taken down by competent persons skilled in both languages, and as far as possible in the very words of the narrator; so that much of the primitive simplicity of the style has been retained, while the legends have a peculiar and special value as coming direct from the national heart.

Ancient Legends Mystic Charms and Superstitions of Ireland

Many of the Irish legends, superstitions, and ancient charms now collected were obtained chiefly from oral communications made by the peasantry themselves, either in Irish or in the Irish-English which preserves so much of the expressive ...

Ancient Legends  Mystic Charms  and Superstitions of Ireland

Many of the Irish legends, superstitions, and ancient charms now collected were obtained chiefly from oral communications made by the peasantry themselves, either in Irish or in the Irish-English which preserves so much of the expressive idiom of the antique tongue. These narrations were taken down by competent persons skilled in both languages, and as far as possible in the very words of the narrator; so that much of the primitive simplicity of the style has been retained, while the legends have a peculiar and special value as coming direct from the national heart.

The Encyclopedia of Celtic Mythology and Folklore

Presents an illustrated A to Z reference containing over 1,000 entries providing information on Celtic myths, fables and legends from Ireland, Scotland, Celtic Britain, Wales, Brittany, central France, and Galicia.

The Encyclopedia of Celtic Mythology and Folklore

Presents an illustrated A to Z reference containing over 1,000 entries providing information on Celtic myths, fables and legends from Ireland, Scotland, Celtic Britain, Wales, Brittany, central France, and Galicia.

Ancient Legends Mystic Charms and Superstitions of Ireland With Sketches of the Irish Past

This antiquarian text deals with the mythology of the Irish race.

Ancient Legends  Mystic Charms and Superstitions of Ireland   With Sketches of the Irish Past

This antiquarian text deals with the mythology of the Irish race. It contains information on their mystical superstitions that are thousands of years old, but still influence the daily life of many. This fascinating and insightful book will appeal to those with a penchant for mysticism and fairy-folk, and is a veritable must-read for those with a serious interest in Irish mythology. The chapters of this text include: 'Rathlin Island', 'The Strange Guests', 'The Dead Soldier', 'The Three Gifts', 'The Fairies as Fallen Angels', 'The Fairy Changeling', 'Fairy Wiles', 'Shaun-Mor', 'The Save Fairies', 'The Tuatha-De-Danann', 'Edain the Queen', 'The Royal Steed', 'Evil Spells', etcetera. We are republishing this antiquarian text now in an affordable, modern edition, complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.

THE HIGH DEEDS OF FINN AND OTHER BARDIC ROMANCES OF IRELAND

As such, this volume is mainly concerned with the exploits of Fin mac Cumhal and the Fianna of Erinn. The romantic tales retold here belong neither to the category of folk-lore nor of myth, although most contain elements of both.

THE HIGH DEEDS OF FINN AND OTHER BARDIC ROMANCES OF IRELAND

Herein you will find 20 tales, from the Emerald Isle. There are seven bardic romances like, The Children of Lir, The Secret Of Labra, The Vengeance Of Mesgedra and five more besides. Also contained herein are thirteen legends, each a tale in itself, tracing the life of Finn mac Cumhal from boyhood through adulthood including the The Birth Of Oisín and his Visit To The Land Of Youth only to return to find that his father, Finn, had fallen at the battle of Brea three hundred years before. Lastly, The History Of King Cormac is recounted from the time of his birth, his judgement, marriage, disappearance and his death. The 16 Georgian style, color plates by Stephen Reid (1873 – 1948) portray scenes from these tales and are exquisite and sumptuous in their color and detail. The two most conspicuous figures in ancient Irish legend are Cuchulain, who lived in the reign of Conor mac Nessa immediately before the Christian era, and Finn son of Cumhal, who appears in literature as the captain of a military order devoted to the service of the High King of Ireland during the 3rd century. As such, this volume is mainly concerned with the exploits of Fin mac Cumhal and the Fianna of Erinn. The romantic tales retold here belong neither to the category of folk-lore nor of myth, although most contain elements of both. They belong to the bardic literature of ancient Ireland, a literature written with an artistic purpose by men who possessed in the highest degree the native culture of their land and time. Once again, you’re invited to curl up with a unique piece of ancient Irish folklore and let the Gift of the Irish enchant and captivate you. This volume has not been seen in print for over one hundred years—don’t miss this golden opportunity.

Celtic Myths and Legends

He presents many of the intriguing tales that later gave rise to pageantry, romance, and high drama. Here are the original exploits of King Arthur of Camelot and the Knights of the Round Table.

Celtic Myths and Legends

Celtic myths were born in the ancient rituals of the British Isles, a richly storied tapestry of heroes and giants, leprechauns and gnomes, warlocks and magicians, kings and princesses. This collection is an introduction to the world of Irish and Gaelic myth and legend. Charles Squire, a well-known author and scholar, meticulously uncovers the original stories that have been embedded for centuries in a labyrinth of folklore, history, and storytelling. He presents many of the intriguing tales that later gave rise to pageantry, romance, and high drama. Here are the original exploits of King Arthur of Camelot and the Knights of the Round Table. Even the Knights' search for the Holy Grail is drawn from the Celtic Arthur's quest into Hades for a magic cauldron of inspiration, poetry, and fertility. This collection also reveals the lesser-known heroes, gods and mortals of Irish myth, including the charismatic Lugh--carpenter, warrior, harpist, poet, sorcerer, physician, and even inventive chess player--who so impressed the reigning gods that they offered him the throne; the sons of Tuiren, whose epic seven-year journey to avenge a murder foreshadowed the adventures of Ulysses; the beautiful maiden Emer and the heroic warrior Cuchulainn, whose passionate love inspired the chivalrous romances of medieval Europe; and the vulnerable King Lear and his daughter Cordelia, whose powerful bond was recreated in one of Shakespeare's greatest plays. Just as the physical remains of Celtic legend still stand in such places as Stonehenge, so, too, do these early myths of Irish and Gaelic gods and heroes still live in modern literature. As Charles Squire Writes, "In the West of England, in Wales, Scotland, and especially in legend-haunted Ireland, the hills and dales still keep memories of the ancient gods of the ancient race." --Adapted from dust jacket.

Over Nine Waves

. . Heaney writes directly and fluently . . . with great tact and skill.' Sunday Times In her colloquial retelling of these stories, Marie Heaney conveys the full dramatic and poetic power of one of Europe's oldest narrative traditions.

Over Nine Waves

'These legends are the action-packed stories - of ancient heroes, huge battles, attempted invasions, prophecies and spells, clashes between the underworld and the real world, abductions, love affairs and feasts - which have fascinated the Irish mind for more than 2,000 years . . . Most of them have an extraordinary, stark narrative sweep, with a marvellous sense of detail . . . Heaney writes directly and fluently . . . with great tact and skill.' Sunday Times

Ancient Legends of Ireland

This beautiful keepsake edition of Ancient Legends of Ireland is lavishly illustrated with 22 period illustrations.

Ancient Legends of Ireland

This beautiful keepsake edition of Ancient Legends of Ireland is lavishly illustrated with 22 period illustrations. While Lady Jane Francesca Agnes Wilde is probably best known for being Oscar Wilde’s mother, she was a formidable writer in her own right. The people of Ireland owe Lady Wild a great debt for collecting and persevering folk-lore that might otherwise have been lost to them. The present work deals with the mythology, or the fantastic creed of the Irish respecting the invisible world and their strange and mystical superstitions, brought thousands of years ago from their Aryan home, but which still, even in the present time, affect all the modes of thinking and acting in the daily life of the people. Told with power as well as with simplicity ... a very interesting and readable collection of folk-lore.—Graphic. Lady Wilde’s book is delightful.... Amongst those best acquainted with Irish folk-lore, legends, and mysteries, we believe few will be found capable of adding many words to pages which could only have been filled by an Irish woman lovingly treating such a subject.—Vanity Fair.

Writings on Irish Folklore Legend and Myth

This collection brings together all of W. B. Yeats’s published prose writings on Irish folklore, legend and myth, with pieces on subjects including ghosts, kidnappers, fairies, ancient tribes, precious stones and Gaelic love songs.

Writings on Irish Folklore  Legend and Myth

This collection brings together all of W. B. Yeats’s published prose writings on Irish folklore, legend and myth, with pieces on subjects including ghosts, kidnappers, fairies, ancient tribes, precious stones and Gaelic love songs. Through his researches on Irish folklore, Yeats attempted to create a movement in literature that was enriched by and rooted in a vital native tradition. In this volume Yeats’s essays, introductions and sketches are presented chronologically, giving a clear picture of how his analysis developed, increasing in its depth and complexity in his quest to create an Ireland of the imagination.