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By Lora O'Brien

Annotated with a brand new advent (Detailed Biography of Douglas Hyde), delivering ancient context, and history details at the writer, and the eire within which he used to be residing. additionally comprises targeted rationalization by way of the Editor on attractions, and expansions in the course of the textual content, in addition to associated desk of Contents, bankruptcy connections again to the desk of Contents, Formatting and format Improvements.

But what of the Stories?
From soiled footed heroes, to weasels who say thanks, a trip with the fairies to rescue (or kidnap, counting on your standpoint) a daughter of the King of France, dancing corpses, boiling a head till the ears drop off, an extraordinarily well mannered big who occurs to be the son of the outdated God Balor, a pope with a shockingly Irish accessory, and making infants with a unmarried kiss - this selection of Irish Gaelic people tales has all of it.

Add to this the meticulous assortment, translation and clarification of a guy famed for his Irish language services and fervour (who later turned the 1st President of Ireland); and the expert, cautious compilation, enhancing, and formatting by way of a longtime present authority on Irish history, which brings this worthy Irish examine source correct into the fashionable electronic publishing age. we now have an obtainable, friendly to learn and straightforward to appreciate, treasure trove of Irish Stories.

Are you interested by Irish historical past, historical past, folklore, and language? Are you unwell of getting to trawl via badly formatted models of the outdated texts simply to locate the bit you will have? Or do you simply love a great oul tale, informed in a manner that the Irish do top? If the reply to any of that's definite, then this publication (and the Irish examine sequence) is for you. Enjoy!

Originally amassed and translated via Douglas Hyde (1890).
Original Foreword through Alfred Nutt (1910)
Compiled, edited and formatted through Lora O'Brien (2012). Annotated sections at the Irish learn sequence, and a Bio of Douglas Hyde additional to this variation. a few Notes from the Editor throughout the text.

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