They were hot-tempered, strong, brave, daring and often rash and many of their deeds are captured in this collection of tales from across the country.Also featured here are intriguing stories of a vanishing lake, Oileán na Sioga (The Fairy ...
Author: Pat Watson
Publisher: History PressLtd
Roscommon has a rich heritage of myths and legends which is uniquely captured in this collection of traditional tales from across the county. Here you will find tales of Queen Maeve, the famous warrior queen who had a home in Roscommon, and the legend of the Giant Leabaigh’s Rock, along with stories of witches, hags, ghosts, and fairies. In a vivid journey through Roscommon’s varied landscape, local storyteller Pat Watson takes the reader to places where legend and landscape are inseparably linked.
Ulster ; and Mr . Douglas Hyde is now preparing a volume of folk tales in Gaelic ,
having taken them down , for the most part , word for word among the Gaelic
speakers of Roscommon and Galway . He is , perhaps , most to be trusted of all .
Author: William Butler Yeats
Publisher: London : W. Scott ; New York : T. Whittaker ; Toronto : W.J. Gage
This volume is a collection of the fairy and folk tales of the Irish peasantry.
in folktales both for their ethnic nature and their possible use to learn the native
tongue . ... Douglas Hyde ( 1860 - 1949 ) , the son of a Church of Ireland rector ,
was reared in County Roscommon and learned Irish among local people , first ...
Author: Georges Denis Zimmermann
Publisher: Four Courts PressLtd
Supported by documents, many of which were not readily available or have never been published before, this book studies images of the 'Irish traditional storyteller' offered at different periods, from several viewpoints and for various purposes. Invariables, changes, ruptures and the effect of conflicting attitudes and ideologies are identified. Contextualized in Irish history and on the wider European scene, this huge book explores the testimony of early antiquarians, accounts of meetings with storytellers by 18th- or 19th-century travelers, representations of acts of elite storytelling in ancient Irish literature or of popular ones in oral tradition itself and in fiction in English - attention is given to the works of Maria Edgeworth, Lady Morgan, the Banim brothers and Griffin, Carleton, Lover, Le Fanu, Somerville and Ross, Yeats, Synge, George Moore and Joyce, and some more recent authors. The evolution of the aims and methods of folklorists, from the Romantic Age to the institutionalization of collecting and to modern ethnographic projects, and the links between definitions of folklore and cultural nationalism are investigated, as are the complex relationships between storytelling, history and truth and the concepts of Irishness and tradition. Another section tries to establish what is known of actual storytelling in the 19th century and in the first half of the 20th: the tellers' training, their techniques and conception of tradition, their status, the etiquette of performance and the role of the audience. Themes and formal characteristics of different kinds of oral narratives are examined.
Until the Cavan , Leitrim , and Roscommon Light Railway was constructed , a few
years ago , Kiltubrid was quite cut off ... Hyde in the next county ( Roscommon ) ,
but they are interesting , I think , as showing the form that the tales have taken at ...
Author: Joseph Jacobs
Most vols. for 1890- contain list of members of the Folk-lore Society.
William Larminie (1849-1900) in his collection of West Irish Folk Tales and
Romances (1898) makes no reference to it ... stories by Douglas Hyde (1860-
1949), taken down for the most part from Gaelic speakers of Galway and
Roscommon and ...
Author: Barbara Freitag
Brasil Island, better known as Hy Brasil, is a phantom island. In the fourteenth century Mediterranean mapmakers marked it on nautical charts to the west of Ireland, and its continued presence on maps over the next six hundred years inspired enterprising seafarers to sail across the Atlantic in search of it. Writers, too, fell for its lure. While English writers envisioned the island as a place of commercial and colonial interest, artists and poets in Ireland fashioned it into a fairyland of Celtic lore. This pioneering study first traces the cartographic history of Brasil Island and examines its impact on English maritime exploration and literature. It investigates the Gaelicization process that the island underwent in nineteenth century and how it became associated with St Brendan. Finally, it pursues the Brasil Island trope in modern literature, the arts and popular culture.