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eBook formatKindle Edition, (torrent)En
PublisherWolfpack Publishers
File size5.4 Mb
Release date 01.10.2012
Pages count167
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Annotated with a new Introduction (Detailed Biography of Douglas Hyde), providing historical context, and background information on the author, and the Ireland in which he was living. Also includes unique clarification by the Editor on Points of Interest, and expansions throughout the text, as well as linked Table of Contents, Chapter connections back to the Table of Contents, Formatting and Layout Improvements.

But what of the Stories?
From dirty footed heroes, to weasels who say thank you, a journey with the fairies to rescue (or kidnap, depending on your point of view) a daughter of the King of France, dancing corpses, boiling a head until the ears drop off, an awfully polite giant who happens to be the son of the Old God Balor, a pope with a surprisingly Irish accent, and making babies with a single kiss - this collection of Irish Gaelic Folk stories has it all.

Add to this the meticulous collection, translation and explanation of a man famed for his Irish language expertise and passion (who later became the first President of Ireland); and the skilled, careful compilation, editing, and formatting by an established current authority on Irish Heritage, which brings this invaluable Irish Research resource right into the modern digital publishing age. Now we have an accessible, pleasant to read and easy to understand, treasure trove of Irish Stories.

Are you interested in Irish history, heritage, folklore, and language? Are you sick of having to trawl through badly formatted versions of the old texts just to find the bit you want? Or do you just love a good oul story, told in a way that the Irish do best? If the answer to any of that is Yes, then this book (and the Irish Research Series) is for you. Enjoy!

Originally collected and translated by Douglas Hyde (1890).
Original Foreword by Alfred Nutt (1910)
Compiled, edited and formatted by Lora O'Brien (2012). Annotated sections on the Irish Research Series, and a Bio of Douglas Hyde added to this edition. Some Notes from the Editor through the text.

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