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      Ireland's
      Fairy Lore
      by
      Michael P. Mahon

      Ireland's Fairy Lore

      by Michael P. Mahon

      Review


      Ireland's Fairy Lore by Reverend Michael P. Mahon is a collection of 31 separate tales of lore and legend. While the stories do an excellent job of illuminating Ireland's history of Gaelic literature, the author does not treat the works with too serious an interpretation, and in fact is downright lighthearted in many instances. This is especially appropriate for such an entertaining collection.

      Standout entries include the story of The Pooka, a goblin like creature that is said to bring either good or misfortune upon people, and is the inspiration for many place names throughout Ireland. The history of The Dagda, a father figure God of frightening power, is another entertaining and illuminating chapter. In fact, of the thirty-one entries included in this collection, almost all are worthy of your attention. They were originally published as individual articles in Pilot magazine

      Ireland's Fairy Lore is an enduring and entertaining examination of Ireland's mythical landscape. The relaxed tone and brief chapters make this an easy read, one that you could get through in a couple of sittings, or go back to regularly over time. For anybody interested in Irelish folk lore, or even just a good fairy story, this book is highly recommended.

      Excerpt


      And we feel that they will continue to please, and, also, to enlighten. They give a fair idea Of the general character of the remnants of the ancient Gaelic Literature that survive. When the writer commenced them he did not quite foresee that they would grow into a regular exposition Of the Ancient Irish Mythological System. The author.

      Book Details


      PIBN10003473
      ISBN978-1-330-25668-8
      ISBN (Hardcover)978-1-5279-4296-7
      LanguageEnglish
      CategoryMythology
      Pages232
      Words41691
      Vocabulary2663

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