Myths and Folk-Lore of Ireland

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Abela Publishing Ltd, 2009 - History - 280 pages
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Myths and Folklore of Ireland is the first of many works published by the renowned American translator Jeremiah Curtin. The volume is comprised of twenty-three Irish myths, in which the the legends of Fin MacCumhail feature prominently. While the collection includes tales of Kings, Queens, princes, and princesses, it also tells stories of tailors' sons, fishermen, and many other normal folks who make good in the most surprising circumstances. More given to legend than fairy, Myths and Folklore of Ireland is better suited to adult readers than children. A percentage of the profits from this book will be donated to the Prince's Trust for education scholarships for the underprivileged.
  

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Contents

THE SON of the KING of ERIN and the GIANT of LOCH LEIN
1
THE THREE DAUGHTERS of KING OHARA
17
FAIR BROWN and TREMBLING
41
THE KING of ERIN and the QUEEN of the LONESOME ISLAND 54 THE SHEE an GANNON and the GRUGACH GAIRE
72
THE THREE DAUGHTERS of the KING of the EAST and the SON of
85
THE THIRTEENTH SON of the KING of ERIN
109
KIL ARTHUR
125
BIRTH OF FIN MacCUMHAIL
150
FIN MacCUMHAIL and the FENIANS of ERIN in the CASTLE of FEAR
164
GILLA na GRAKIN and FIN MacCUMHAIL
184
FIN MacCUMHAIL the SEVEN BROTHERS and the KING of FRANCE
207
FIN MacCUMHAIL and the SON of the KING of ALBA
226
OISIN IN TIR na NOG
255
NOTES
269
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Henryk Adam Aleksander Pius Sienkiewicz ; also known as "Litwos"; May 5, 1846 - November 15, 1916) was a Polish journalist and Nobel Prize-winning novelist. A Polish szlachcic (noble) of the Oszyk coat of arms, he was one of the most popular Polish writers at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, and received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1905 for his "outstanding merits as an epic writer." Born into an impoverished noble family in Russian-ruled Poland, Sienkiewicz wrote historical novels set during the Rzeczpospolita (Polish Republic, or Commonwealth). Many of his novels were first serialized in newspapers, and even today are still in print. In Poland, he is best known for his historical novels "With Fire and Sword," "The Deluge," and "Fire in the Steppe" (The Trilogy) set during the 17th-century Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, while internationally he is best known for Quo Vadis, set in Nero's Rome. Quo Vadis has been filmed several times, most notably the 1951 version.

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