Great Folk Tales of Old Ireland Author:Mary mcgarry Story Telling has always been an intrinsic part of the Celtic way of life, an amusement as old as the race itself. the narratives, peopled with both dieties and mortls who dwell in a land of adventure, warfare and romance, form prehaps one of the oldest vernacular literatures of any European nation. The Celtic realm is a veritable treasure tro... more »ve for the keen folklorist, and inded for all who enjoy an exciting fireside tale.
This is a collection of 17 Celtic stories, haunting, beautiful, lyrical and humorous. The jacket illustrations and the black and white drawings inside, are by Richard Hook, an artist specially commissioned for his ability to capture the magic of the folk tale.
This introduction to what Yeats aptly termed "the celtic twilight" may encourage the reader to delve more deeply into a world of which the limiits are still hidden in the hazy Irish mist.« less