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Some of our Folk and Fairy Tales

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Full title: Wicklow Folk Tales

Creator / Author: Brendan Nolan

Item Type / Page count: Book / 191pp

When Published: August 2013

Publisher / Place of Publication: The History Press / 50 City Quay, Dublin 2

About: The author of this selection of tales is a professional storyteller. Here he presents stories of myth, magic, the supernatural and the all too natural from every corner of our county. West Wicklow is well represented with more than half of the content associated with locations on this side of the county. Most of these stories spring from the oral tradition that prevailed before the arrival of electricity.

ID number(s): 9781845887858

Contents: Acknowledgements – Introduction – An Army of Stones – A Hand in the Night – The Resurrection of Sean – The Travels of Davy – Not Gone and Not Forgotten – A Shower of Stones – Moving About – Wise Man Paddy Stevens – Warring Spirits – Taken by the Fairies – A Fleeting Bird – The Long walk to Crois Úna – Milk Profit – A Cure for Baldness – Now You See It, Now You Don’t – Shriven Souls – Wicklow Foxes – Of Water and Stone – Féar Gortach – Derrybawn Cow – Bedding St. Kevin – Dargle Lovers – The Devil is in the Glen – Bray Smugglers – Gold-Mine Mountain – Priest Hunters – Hempenstall Military Road – Wicklow Avalanche – Glencree – Surviving the Snow Storm – Tall Tales.

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Once Upon a Time…

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Full title: Folk-Tales from Carlow and West Wicklow

Creator / Author: Pádraig Ó Tuathail

Item Type / Page count: Journal Article / 48p

Journal Information: Béaloideas, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 46-94

When Published: June 1937

Publisher / Place of Publication: An Cumann le Béaloideas Éireann/The Folklore of Ireland Society / Newman Building, UCD , Belfield Dublin 4.

About: The author collected these stories in the area of Hacketstown, Co Carlow and the adjoining West Wicklow hinterland in 1934. The settings for these fairy and ghost tales range from Glenmalure to Aughavanagh, Tinahely and Knockananna. Echoes of folk tales told across national cultures will be found in the pieces collected here.

ID number(s): 0332-270X

Contents: The Fiery Dragon – The Mermaid and the King’s Son — The Haunted House — The Haunted House (another version) — The Soldier and the Gun — The Hare, Lion, Eagle and Spider — The Enchanted King and Queen — Wednesday, Thursday, Friday — Castle of the Underworld — Cinderella — The Farmer and His Three Sons — Jack the Giant Killer — The Jealous Husband — Jack Bound to a Robber — The Crock of Gold — The Man and the Corn — Story Without End — In Search of Stories — Magic Milking — The Magic Hare — The Old Woman and the Priest — Bewitching of Butter I – III — The Fairy Rath — Escape from Robbers — Tales of the Fairies I – XXIV — Editorial Note.

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