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Classic tales retold by the great folklorist, Kevin Danaher, whose other classic books on Ireland include In Ireland Long Ago, Irish Country Households and The Year in Ireland.


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Classic tales retold by the great folklorist, Kevin Danaher, whose other classic books on Ireland include In Ireland Long Ago, Irish Country Households and The Year in Ireland.

30 review for Folktales from the Irish Countryside

  1. 4 out of 5

    Michael

    This was actually a very good collection of Irish folktales, plain, unadorned, and straightforward but with the usual Irish dialectical "flourishes", for lack of a better word. Each tale was gathered firsthand by the author from one of five living sources; what's more, all of these sources lived in the vicinity of the author's own hometown in Ireland. As a result the tales are all representative of Irish folklore, but are also a folkloric snapshot of a particular place in Ireland in a particular This was actually a very good collection of Irish folktales, plain, unadorned, and straightforward but with the usual Irish dialectical "flourishes", for lack of a better word. Each tale was gathered firsthand by the author from one of five living sources; what's more, all of these sources lived in the vicinity of the author's own hometown in Ireland. As a result the tales are all representative of Irish folklore, but are also a folkloric snapshot of a particular place in Ireland in a particular time (the author's childhood and youth). I enjoyed this a lot more than Yeats' collection, for some reason. Definitely recommended.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Monday

    very warming

  3. 4 out of 5

    Kyle

  4. 5 out of 5

    Laura

    enchanting tales passed down from generation to generation

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    Ruaidhri

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    Sean

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    Kailey (BooksforMKs)

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    Michael Barnett

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    Mary

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    Greg Bennett

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    Sean McKernan

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    Shaylin Lee

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    Krista

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    R. J.

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    Melissa Winton

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    Andy

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    Val

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    Mary Flynn

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