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THE IRISH FAIRY BOOK

by

ALFRED PERCEVAL GRAVES

Illustrated by George Denham

London·T·FisherUnwin·

All rights reserved.

A Faery Song

Sung by the people of faery over Diarmuid and Grania, who lay in their bridal sleep under a Cromlech.

We who are old, old and gay, O so old! Thousands of years, thousands of years, If all were told:

Give to these children, new from the world, Silence and love; And the long dew dropping hours of the night, And the stars above:

Give to these children, new from the world, Rest far from men. Is anything better, anything better? Tell us it then:

Us who are old, old and gay, O so old! Thousands of years, thousands of years, If all were told.

W. B. YEATS.

Contents

THE COMING OF FINN Standish James O'Grady 1

THE THREE CROWNS Patrick Kennedy 12

THE GRATEFUL BEASTS Patrick Kennedy 25

THE LEPRACAUN William Allingham 31

DANIEL O'ROURKE T. Crofton Croker 35

CUCHULAIN OF MUIRTHEMNE Lady Gregory 45

THE BOYHOOD OF CUCHULAIN Standish James O'Grady 52

THE LEGEND OF KNOCKGRAFTON T. Crofton Croker 60

THE STOLEN CHILD W. B. Yeats 67

THE LAND OF YOUTH Bryan O'Looney 71 Edited by John O'Daly

THE ADVENTURES OF GILLA NA CHRECK Patrick Kennedy 85

THE HILL MAN AND THE HOUSE WIFE Mrs. Ewing 96

THE GIANT WALKER Sir Samuel Ferguson 99

THE PURSUIT OF THE GILLA DACKER Patrick W. Joyce 102

JAMIE FREEL AND THE YOUNG LADY Letitia McClintock 123

A LEGEND OF KNOCKMANY William Carleton 133

THE NINEPENNY FIDIL Joseph Campbell 149

FESTIVITIES AT THE HOUSE OF CONAN Nicholas O'Kearney 151

THE WHITE TROUT Samuel Lover 160

THE WONDERFUL CAKE Patrick Kennedy 164

THE LEGEND OF THE LITTLE WEAVER Samuel Lover 167

MOR OF CLOYNE Alfred Perceval Graves 180

LAWN DYARRIG Jeremiah Curtin [1] 181

THE HORNED WOMEN Lady Wilde 198

THE QUARE GANDER Joseph Sheridan Le Fann 202

THE FAIRIES' PASSAGE James Clarence Mangan 214

THE KING OF THE BLACK DESERT Douglas Hyde 218

THE PIPER AND THE PUCA Douglas Hyde 236

THE FAIRY CHANGELING Dora Sigerson 241

THE TALKING HEAD OF DONN BO Eleanor Hull 243

THE BRACKET BULL Douglas Hyde 246

THE DEMON CAT Lady Wilde 262

THE ABBOT OF INISFALEN William Allingham 265

MORRAHA W. Larminie 269

THE KILDARE POOKA Patrick Kennedy 286

THE KING'S SON Thomas Boyd 290

MURTOUGH AND THE WITCH WOMAN Eleanor Hull 293

THE RED PONY W. Larminie 307

KING O'TOOLE AND ST. KEVIN Samuel Lover 314

LAMENT OF THE LAST LEPRECHAUN Nora Hopper 322

THE CORPSE WATCHERS Patrick Kennedy 324

THE MAD PUDDING William Carleton 329

THE VOYAGE OF MAELDUNE Alfred Tennyson 346

Preface

Irish Fairy Lore has well been called by Mr. Alfred Nutt, one of the leading authorities on the subject, "As fair and bounteous a harvest of myth and romance as ever flourished among any race," and Dr... Continue reading book >>




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