A treasury of Irish folklore: the stories, traditions, legends, humor, wisdom, ballads, and songs of the Irish people

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Padraic Colum
Crown Publishers, 1954 - Music - 620 pages
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User Review  - LTW - LibraryThing

Everything from Irish myths, superstitions, and even songs of Ireland are included. From blessings, to spells, this book is chocked full of info, ready for you to crack the cover. Read full review

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User Review  - Joles - LibraryThing

Most of the stories are good but the book is slightly overwhelming with as large as it is. The writing style is typical of folklore and fairy tales. Read full review

Contents

Minister Who Was Also
25
Mr Dooley on New Years How Aristotle Outwitted
32
A Story about King Solo A Poet Makes His
40
The Celts 42 Cormac
84
The Magic Song Amergin The Death of Dermott
97
The Invaders of Ireland 54 His Meeting with Saint
112
Pillow Talk 58 Saint Columcille Foretells
124
How Columcille Saved
127
The Strawboys at the Wed
408
A Few Prayers
415
Ireland and Scotland
426
Lucks Way in the Morning
433
A Boy Wins the Farmers
439
Throwing the Sledge Ham
446
The Old Fox Hunter
453
Beside the Fire
459

Letter from Hugh ONeill
142
Grace OMalley Irish
152
Brian of the Ramparts
158
The Last SoldierLeader
218
of the Four Masters
224
The Rapparees
232
The Truth about Fontenoy
243
Demolishment
298
OConnell at the Hill
304
The Last Gleeman
318
The 69th in Virginia
326
The Commodities of Aqua
388
A FourLeaved Shamrock
395
Tradi
401
Leaving Home
466
The Kildare Lurikeen
476
The Kerry Mermaid 479 John Connors and
483
In Memory of the Story Blacksmiths Falls upon
508
The Woman Who Went to The Globan Saor
530
The Palace in the Rath 496 The Shee an Gannon
538
Ireland Delineated 548 Malahide 572
552
Loch Salt in Donegal 562 A Bit of the North
563
A Dream of Inishmaan 565 To a Hedgehog
582
The Minstrels Invitation 588 Thank You Maam Says
603
The Cruiskeen Lawn
609
The Coolin 602 Index
615
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