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Irish Tales of the Fairies

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30 beguiling stories of sprites, wraiths, and specters appear here, as they were told to a Smithsonian Institution ethnographer in rural 19th-century Ireland. Stories include "Tom Connors and the Dead Girl," "Maurice Griffin and the Fairy Doctor," "The Ghost of Sneem," "Tom Moore and the Seal Woman," "The Blood-Drawing Ghost," and many more. Not only a valuable resource for students of anthropology and aficionados of Celtic lore, but also hours of enchantment for all lovers of folk tales.

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One of the foremost authorities on Irish folklore, Jeremiah Curtin was remarkably successful in documenting and recording tales of fairies and ghosts told by the Irish over the centuries. This volume contains 30 beguiling stories of supernatural beings, departed spirits, and other apparitions — some of which prefer to have little or nothing to do with humans, while others thoroughly delight in tormenting the living. A young man's unusual confrontations with spectral beings is recounted in "Daniel Crowley and the Ghosts", while "Fairies of Rahonain and Elizabeth Shea" tells of a phantom that comes and goes on earth, punishing her neglectful kinsfolk in true ghostly fashion. Other tales include "Tom Connors and the Dead Girl", "Maurice Griffin and the Fairy Doctor", "The Ghost of Sneem", "Tom Moore and the Seal Woman", and "The Blood-Drawing Ghost".

Synopsis:

Thirty beguiling stories of sprites and specters told to a Smithsonian ethnographer in 19th-century Ireland. "The Ghost of Sneem," "Tom Moore and the Seal Woman," "The Blood-Drawing Ghost," many more.

Synopsis:

Thirty beguiling stories of sprites, wraiths, and specters include "Maurice Griffin and the Fairy Doctor," "The Ghost of Sneem," "Tom Moore and the Seal Woman," "The Blood-Drawing Ghost," and many more. A valuable resource for students of anthropology, and hours of enchantment for all lovers of folk tales.

Table of Contents

Introduction

John Connors and the Fairies

Fitzgerald and Daniel O'Donohue

The Fairies of Rahonain and Elizabeth Shea

The Knights of Kerry-Rahonain Castle

The Cattle Jobber of Awnascawil

The Midwife of Listowel

Daniel Crowley and the Ghosts

Tom Daly and the Nut-Eating Ghost

Tom Connors and the Dead Girl

The Farmer of Tralee and the Fairy Cows

The Two Gamblers and the Fairies

The Girl and the Robber

Maurice Griffin and the Fairy Doctor

"The Three Sisters and Their Husbands, Three Brothers"

John Shea and the Treasure

St. Martin's Eve

James Murray and Saint Martin

Fairy Cows

John Reardon and the Sister Ghosts

Maggie Doyle and the Dead Man

Pat Doyle and the Ghost

The Ghost of Sneem

The Dead Mother

Tim Sheehy Sent Back to This World to Prove His Innocence

Tom Moore and the Seal Woman

The Four-Leafed Shamrock

John Cokeley and the Fairy

Tom Foley's Ghost

The Blood-Drawing Ghost

Murderous Ghosts

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486411392
Author:
Curtin, Jeremiah
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
Mineola, N.Y.
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Ireland
Subject:
Europe - Ireland
Subject:
Ghosts
Subject:
Tales
Subject:
Fairies
Subject:
General Social Science
Subject:
Tales -- Ireland -- Munster.
Subject:
Ghosts - Ireland - Munster
Subject:
Mythology-Folklore and Storytelling
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Celtic, Irish
Publication Date:
20000731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 0.33 lb

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Product details 128 pages Dover Publications - English 9780486411392 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , One of the foremost authorities on Irish folklore, Jeremiah Curtin was remarkably successful in documenting and recording tales of fairies and ghosts told by the Irish over the centuries. This volume contains 30 beguiling stories of supernatural beings, departed spirits, and other apparitions — some of which prefer to have little or nothing to do with humans, while others thoroughly delight in tormenting the living. A young man's unusual confrontations with spectral beings is recounted in "Daniel Crowley and the Ghosts", while "Fairies of Rahonain and Elizabeth Shea" tells of a phantom that comes and goes on earth, punishing her neglectful kinsfolk in true ghostly fashion. Other tales include "Tom Connors and the Dead Girl", "Maurice Griffin and the Fairy Doctor", "The Ghost of Sneem", "Tom Moore and the Seal Woman", and "The Blood-Drawing Ghost".
"Synopsis" by ,
Thirty beguiling stories of sprites and specters told to a Smithsonian ethnographer in 19th-century Ireland. "The Ghost of Sneem," "Tom Moore and the Seal Woman," "The Blood-Drawing Ghost," many more.
"Synopsis" by ,
Thirty beguiling stories of sprites, wraiths, and specters include "Maurice Griffin and the Fairy Doctor," "The Ghost of Sneem," "Tom Moore and the Seal Woman," "The Blood-Drawing Ghost," and many more. A valuable resource for students of anthropology, and hours of enchantment for all lovers of folk tales.
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