Popular Tales of the West Highlands

Popular Tales of the West Highlands

said O'Conachar of Sligo . “ I , ” said he , “ Goodherd . ” “ Let in Goodherd , ” said O'Conachar of Sligo , for great is my need of him here . ” They let him in “ What couldst thou do here ? ” said O'Conachar .

Author: John Francis Campbell

Publisher: Edinburgh : Edmonston and Douglas

ISBN: OXFORD:303134719

Category: Celts

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POPULAR TALES OF THE WEST HIGHLANDS Vol 1

POPULAR TALES OF THE WEST HIGHLANDS Vol  1

23 Folk and Fairy Tales from the West Highlands of Scotland Anon E Mouse. "I," said he, "Goodherd." "Let in Goodherd," said O'Conachar of Sligo, for great is my need of him here." They let him in. "What couldst thou do here?

Author: Anon E Mouse

Publisher: Abela Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781907256028

Category: Fiction

Page: 334

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This second volume of Tales of the West Highlands contains thirty ursgeuln, or tales, fifty riddles plus a few extra stories. As always, these are tales and stories in which something 'Fairy' or magical occurs, something extraordinary --fairies, giants, dwarfs, princes, princesses, kings and queens, speaking animals and the remarkable stupidity of some of the characters. But these aren't just a collection of amusing and entertaining stories. Just 20 years after the Elementary Education Act of 1870 these are the tales that were still being used in those far- flung reaches of the Highlands to teach the young the lessons of life. Also included are Seanachas--those old Highland stories which in their telling resemble no others, whose origins are lost in the mists of the Highlands, if not the midst of time. So take some time out and travel back to a period before television and radio, a time when tales were passed on orally-- at the drying kilns, at the communal well or in homes, where families would gather around a crackling and spitting hearth and granddad or grandma or uncle or auntie would delight and captivate the gathering with stories passed on to them from their parents and grandparents from time immemorial. A proportion of the profit from the sale of this book will be donated towards the education of the underprivileged in Scotland.
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Sligo Folk Tales

Sligo Folk Tales

Maeve's Cairn is located at the summit of Knocknarea Mountain which, at 1,014 feet, dominates the landscape to the west of Sligo. The cairn measures some 180 feet across and over 30 feet high, making it the largest such tomb in Ireland ...

Author: Joe McGowan

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780750965552

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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For the devotee of Irish heritage, mythology or folklore, County Sligo has everything. From the Curlew mountains in the south, where Aodh Ruadh Ó Domhnaill defeated an English army under Sir Conyers Clifford, to Benbulben’s slopes in the north, where St Colmcille battled the High King of Ireland, every hill and valley is linked by the gossamer threads of myth, folklore and legend. These stories, some age-old legends and fantastical myths, some amusing anecdotes and cautionary tales, are a heady mix of the bloodthirsty, funny and passionate and a selection of the best are retold here by professional storyteller Joe McGowan. In these pages you will find little-known anecdotes of the traditional rural ways of Sligo’s residents, their customs and superstitions; you will find stories of epic battles and heroic deeds; and you will also hear the fantastical accounts of mythical creatures, faeries, witches and the ghosts of Connacht itself.
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Tales from Sligo and the West

Tales from Sligo and the West

These traditions were carried forth by the early Christian monks who incorporated and preserved the Celtic/Gaelic stories and artwork into their outstanding illuminated manuscripts, now realized as the oldest and most beautiful ever ...

Author: Dennis Sommers

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595361519

Category: History

Page: 80

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Tales from Sligo and the West encompasses both historic and contemporary views of the magical and mystical nature of this region. The literary tradition in this area is as ancient as any on earth, dating back thousands of years, originating in the oral traditions of the Irish Celts, Druids, Poets, and Bards.These traditions were carried forth by the early Christian monks who incorporated and preserved the Celtic/Gaelic stories and artwork into their outstanding illuminated manuscripts, now realized as the oldest and most beautiful ever produced, many of which are now housed in the great library of Trinity College Dublin.The highly inspirational history of this small island has produced many of the world's greatest authors, including Jonathan Swift, Edmund Burke, Oliver Goldsmith, Oscar Wilde, James Joyce, Bram Stoker, Sean O'Casey, C. S. Lewis, Kate O'Brien, Lady Augusta Gregory, Patrick Kavanagh, Brian Friel, Dermot Healy, Willie Joe Meally; and, includes four Nobel Laureates, William Butler Yeats, George Bernard Shaw, Samuel Beckett, and Seamus Heaney.Tales from Sligo and the West is the next progression of this extraordinary tradition.
Categories: History

Wild Sports of the West With Legendary Tales and Local Sketches By the Author of Stories of Waterloo i e William H Maxwell New Edition Revised and Corrected

Wild Sports of the West  With Legendary Tales  and Local Sketches  By the Author of    Stories of Waterloo     i e  William H  Maxwell   New Edition  Revised and Corrected

We turned from the interior to the west ; there the dark waters of the Atlantic extended , till the eye lost them in the horizon . Northward , lay the Sligo islands ; and southward , the Connemara mountains , with the noble islands of ...

Author: William Hamilton MAXWELL

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ISBN: BL:A0020404338

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The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales

The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales

Her carefully constructed black-and-white stills in 'Fairy Tales' (2003– 6) use young girls, some disguised as crones in ... and spent part of his childhood and adolescence there, the remainder being divided between London and the west ...

Author: Jack Zipes

Publisher: Oxford Companions

ISBN: 9780199689828

Category: Fairy tales

Page: 720

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This Oxford companion provides an authoritative reference source for fairy tales, exploring the tales themselves, both ancient and modern, the writers who wrote and reworked them and related topics such as film, art, opera and even advertising.
Categories: Fairy tales

Tales from the West of Ireland

Tales from the West of Ireland

A TALE OF BARNALYRA WOOD A film director on the look out for a suitable setting for an eerie film would probably regard ... lived in a clearing in Barnalyra Wood along the road which at the time was the main road from Sligo to Galway .

Author: Sean Henry

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X000758846

Category: Atlantic Coast (Ireland)

Page: 93

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A collection of folk history from County Mayo.
Categories: Atlantic Coast (Ireland)

A History of the Irish Short Story

A History of the Irish Short Story

Unity wasalso provided by the tight geographical focuson the west ofIreland, particularly Yeats' nativeSligo. Folk talewas only partofthe equation, however,asthe stories combined an emphasis onthe spirituality of GaelicIreland, ...

Author: Heather Ingman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139474122

Category: Literary Criticism

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Though the short story is often regarded as central to the Irish canon, this text was the first comprehensive study of the genre for many years. Heather Ingman traces the development of the modern short story in Ireland from its beginnings in the nineteenth century to the present day. Her study analyses the material circumstances surrounding publication, examining the role of magazines and editors in shaping the form. Ingman incorporates recent critical thinking on the short story, traces international connections, and gives a central part to Irish women's short stories. Each chapter concludes with a detailed analysis of key stories from the period discussed, featuring Joyce, Edna O'Brien and John McGahern, among others. With its comprehensive bibliography and biographies of authors, this volume will be a key work of reference for scholars and students both of Irish fiction and of the modern short story as a genre.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The North British Review

The North British Review

The “ Tales of the Western and a considerable amount of erudition Highlands ” had their counterparts in Irewasted . ... of the wild west elaborated and eloquently proposed , have coast of Donegal or Sligo would recite tales succeeded ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015030097326

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The Field Day Anthology of Irish Writing

The Field Day Anthology of Irish Writing

In Ireland I have found few women who can tell tales at all , and none who can compare with the best men . ... a little time later , I had begun looking for news of the invisible world ; for his stories were of Sligo and I felt jealous ...

Author: Seamus Deane

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 081479906X

Category: English literature

Page: 3201

View: 399

Categories: English literature

IRISH WONDER TALES 14 illustrated Children s Stories from Ireland

IRISH WONDER TALES   14 illustrated Children s Stories from Ireland

14 of the most Popular Irish Tales Anon E. Mouse ... The County Mayo has seen it, not only from the Achille Island cliffs, but also from Downpatrick Head; and in Sligo, the fishermen of Ballysadare Bay know all about it, while half the ...

Author: Anon E. Mouse

Publisher: Abela Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9788822809186

Category: Fiction

Page: 275

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Herein are 14 Popular Tales collected from the people of Ireland and retold by D R McAnally. Here are tales of ghosts, giants, pookas, demons, leprechawns, banshees, fairies, witches, widows, old maids, and other marvels of the emerald isle. Celtic lore holds a wealth of colorful characters which extend far beyond the island’s famed leprechauns. Celtic folklore not only preserves the island’s cultural history, but is also richly entertaining, especially to young minds. This volume is infused with flavours that are uniquely Celtic. Celtic folklore overflows with vivid stories that fire the imagination. In Jacobs’ own words, “The Celts went forth to battle, but they always fell. Yet the captive Celt has enslaved his captor in the realm of imagination.” In this gathering of traditional folk tales brings together the best of the Emerald Isle's fabled dwellers. Tales like Taming the Pooka, About The Fairies, The Enchanted Isle, the Banshee, The Henpecked Giant, and, of course, The Leprechaun and more. All weave their spellbinding magic in the classic tradition of Irish storytelling in the pages of this enchanting treasury. Illustrated by H R Heaton with 65 beautiful pen-and-ink drawings plus the sheet music to a few Celtic folk songs which brings a new life to these wonderful stories. TAGS: Irish Wonder Tales, folklore, fairy tales, myths, legends, children’s stories, bedtime stories, Celtic, Irish, Ireland, Emerald Isle, popular tales, celtic folklore, The Seven Kings Of Athenry, Taming The Pooka, The Sexton Of Cashel, Satan's Cloven Hoof, The Enchanted Island, How The Lakes Were Made, About The Fairies, The Banshee, The Round Towers, The Police, The Leprechawn, The Henpecked Giant, Satan As A Sculptor, The Defeat Of The Widows
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Folktales and Fairy Tales Traditions and Texts from around the World 2nd Edition 4 volumes

Folktales and Fairy Tales  Traditions and Texts from around the World  2nd Edition  4 volumes

Where the sun sinks in the west is where the border between this world and the otherworld was imagined to be. ... but that location was changed to a plain full of rocks in County Sligo known as Magh Tuireadh (“the plain of the pillars”) ...

Author: Anne E. Duggan Ph.D.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610692540

Category: Social Science

Page: 1590

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Encyclopedic in its coverage, this one-of-a-kind reference is ideal for students, scholars, and others who need reliable, up-to-date information on folk and fairy tales, past and present. • Provides encyclopedic coverage of folktales and fairy tales from around the globe • Covers not only the history of the fairy tale, but also topics of contemporary importance such as the fairy tale in manga, television, pop music, and music videos • Brings together the study of geography, culture, history, and anthropology • Revises and expands an award-winning work to now include a full volume of selected tales and texts
Categories: Social Science

Longford Folk Tales

Longford Folk Tales

control, left Castlebar on 4 September and headed from Mayo, through Sligo, into Leitrim and towards Granard. This was a gruelling forced march. ... Lord Cornwallis, meantime, was leading a large force north-westwards to intercept them.

Author: Philip Byrne

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780750996426

Category: History

Page: 192

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Longford Folk Tales is a treasure trove of wonderful stories of saints and deities, fairies and devils, kings and ghosts, shoemakers and other engaging characters. Read about The Blake Millions, butter stealing, the Wooing of Étaín, and ‘The Walking Gallows’, Hempenstall – all your favourite legends and many more. This selection of tales and stories from every corner of the county of Longford reflects the wisdom of the countryside and its people. Legends, folk customs and local lore from earliest times up to the county’s more recent past are expertly told by storyteller Philip Byrne.
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The Irish Fairy Tale

The Irish Fairy Tale

Tale. 7. in. Historical. and. Cultural. Contexts. $8. An Indicative Metaphor THE CELTIC TWILIGHT CAN BE CONSIDERED the ... made by the author to the west of Ireland, in particular to the area of Sligo, where he found his family roots.

Author: Vito Carrassi

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781611493795

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 204

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Through an original analysis of its structure and dynamics, the fairy tale ceases to be one of the many genres of fantastic narrative and rises to become a category, a universal modality both of the storytelling and of a world vision. The objective is to render the fairy tale a sort of emblematic location, where the study of narrative texts integrates itself with the socio-historical contexts of the Irish tradition.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Tales of a Grandfather

Tales of a Grandfather

This plan of the western march was not instantly adopted , but the Chevalier at length came into it , rather than abandon ... and of Lord Pitsligo's horse ; they rendezvoused at Dalkeith , where they were joined by other corps of their ...

Author: Sir Walter Scott

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:N11500645

Category: Scotland

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Categories: Scotland

Tales of a Grandfather

Tales of a Grandfather

This plan of the western march was not instantly adopted , but the Chevalier at length came into it , rather than abandon ... and of Lord Pitsligo's horse ; they rendezvoused at Dalkeith , where they were joined by other corps of their ...

Author: Walter Scott

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HWP6SC

Category:

Page: 316

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The Market Yard Memories of a Childhood in Sligo

The Market Yard  Memories of a Childhood in Sligo

Sligo was and is the main entry point in the West of Ireland to the North. ... area and several different locations in the immediate neighbourhood are mentioned in the chronicles and tales of the legendary Finn Mac Cool and the Fianna, ...

Author: Gus McHugh

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781447536031

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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This is a heart-warming and inspiring tale of a boy growing up in a west of Ireland town as World War II raged in Europe. While his family falls on hard times, the little boy is swept up with more important events such as playing with the Temple Street Gang in the Pig Market, surviving Sligo's answer to Sing Sing prison (the local school), or being chased by a stag around the environs of Lough Gill. Interwoven into these colourful depictions of everyday life are details of historical events such as Blue Shirt riots, attacks by the Irregulars, arrests of prisoners of war and the impact of the "Emergency" on this Irish family.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

LIVING TO TELL THE HORRID TALES True Life Stories of Fomer Slaves Testimonies Novels Historical Documents

LIVING TO TELL THE HORRID TALES  True Life Stories of Fomer Slaves  Testimonies  Novels   Historical Documents

... where he is one of the most respected members, the Marquess of Sligo bore an eminent and an honourable part. ... except in Antigua, done nothing for the slave in return for the large sum bestowed upon the West India body.

Author: Frederick Douglass

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 9788027225491

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 8403

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This unique collection of "LIVING TO TELL THE HORRID TALES: True Life Stories of Fomer Slaves, Testimonies, Novels & Historical Documents" has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards. Contents: Memoirs Narrative of Frederick Douglass 12 Years a Slave The Underground Railroad Up From Slavery Willie Lynch Letter Confessions of Nat Turner Narrative of Sojourner Truth Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl History of Mary Prince Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom Thirty Years a Slave Narrative of the Life of J. D. Green The Life of Olaudah Equiano Behind The Scenes Harriet: The Moses of Her People Father Henson's Story of His Own Life 50 Years in Chains Twenty-Two Years a Slave and Forty Years a Freeman Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb Narrative of William W. Brown, a Fugitive Slave Story of Mattie J. Jackson A Slave Girl's Story From the Darkness Cometh the Light Narrative of the Life of Moses Grandy Narrative of Joanna Narrative of the Life of Henry Box Brown, Who Escaped in a 3x2 Feet Box Memoir and Poems of Phillis Wheatley Buried Alive Sketches of the Life of Joseph Mountain Novels Oroonoko Uncle Tom's Cabin Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Heroic Slave Slavery's Pleasant Homes Our Nig Clotelle Marrow of Tradition Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man A Fool's Errand Bricks Without Straw Imperium in Imperio The Hindered Hand Historical Documents The History of Abolition of African Slave-Trade History of American Abolitionism Pictures of Slavery in Church and State Life, Last Words and Dying Speech of Stephen Smith Who Was Executed for Burglary Report on Charge of Aiding and Abetting in the Rescue of a Fugitive Slave Southern Horrors: Lynch Law in All Its Phases Duty of Disobedience to the Fugitive Slave Act Emancipation Proclamation (1863) Gettysburg Address XIII Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (1865) Civil Rights Act of 1866 XIV Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (1868) Reconstruction Acts (1867-1868)...
Categories: Literary Collections

Folktales of Ireland

Folktales of Ireland

The Celtic Twilight is neither pure collectors' folklore, as the opening scene of storyteller Paddy Sligo promises, nor literary sketching of folk themes, but rather a musing, ... Lady Gregory, Visions and Beliefs in the West of C-F.

Author: Sean O'Sullivan

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226375175

Category: Fiction

Page: 365

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Few countries can boast such a plentitude of traditional folktales as Ireland. In 1935, the creation of The Irish Folklore Commission set in motion the first organized efforts of collecting and studying a multitude of folktales, both written as well as those of the Irish oral tradition. The Commission has collected well over a million pages of manuscripts. Folktales of Ireland offers chief archivist Sean O'Sullivan's representation of this awe-inspiring collection. These tales represent the first English language collection of Gaelic folktales. "Without doubt the finest group of Irish tales that has yet been published in English."—The Guardian "O'Sullivan writes out of an intimacy with his subject and an instinctive grasp of the language of the originals. He tells us that his archives contain more than a million and a half pages of manuscript. If Mr. O'Sullivan translates them, I'll read them."—Seamus Heaney, New Statesman "The stories have an authentic folktale flavor and will satisfy both the student of folklore and the general reader."—Booklist
Categories: Fiction