Donegal Fairy Stories

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Swordpoint Intercontinental, 2003 - Juvenile Fiction - 148 pages
Ten delightful original Irish fairy tales from County Donegal. Translated from the Irish language by Seumas MacManus and first printed in 1900, this new edition, published in County Donegal, Ireland, has modern language, punctuation and word usage, digitally enhanced original line drawings, and newly-commissioned, full-colour cover art by Donegal artist John Quigley. Edited by Joseph A. Greenleaf of Malin Head, Co Donegal, all of the original flavour and character of the stories remain, ready to be read to your children and grandchildren. The 'wee red man, ' the talking horses, the two- and three-headed giants, Prince Connal, Jack, Taig the Tailor, Manis the Miller and all the others live once more between the covers. So, light the turf fire, fill your glass, pull up some wee creepie stools and read Donegal Fairy Stories. The years will fall away, and you'll be flying over the castle walls, nine miles high! As Seumas would say, 'Ciad and Dark Eye lived a long life and a happy one, and may you and I do the same.'

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I believe this collection was another of the texts for the Celtic and Germanic folklore honors class I had at Bowling Green State University about 1968-1969. Read full review


The Plaisham
The Amadan of the Dough
Conal and Donal and Taig
Manis the Miller
Donal That Was Rich and Jack That Was Poor
The Snow the Crow and the Blood
The Adventures of Ciad Son of the King of Norway
The Bee the Harp the Mouse and the Cockroach
The Old Hags Long Leather Bag

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