Roscommon Folk Tales

Roscommon has a rich heritage of myths and legends which is uniquely captured in this collection of traditional tales from across the county.

Roscommon Folk Tales

Author: Pat Watson

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 0752498126

Page: 128

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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.

The Folk lore Journal

Roscommon , 57 ; Westmeath , 61 shire story , 160 - 161 Wales , legends of , 125
- 128 , 191 - 193 ; Tales , telling of , ased for punishing mining superstition of ,
211 the wicked , Aino , 41 ; told in county War legend , Aino , 49 , 50 , 195 .

The Folk lore Journal

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The Anthology of Irish Folk Tales

This was a great help to the Christians but it was many years later before all
traces of the druids were removed from Roscommon. Even the teller of this story
is intrigued, inspired, mesmerised and driven by the Tuatha Dé Danann and their
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The Anthology of Irish Folk Tales

Author: Various

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 0750994606

Page: 288

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Carefully selected stories from the celebrated Folk Tales series have been gathered here for this special volume. Herein lies a treasure trove of tales from a wealth of talented storytellers performing in the country today. From banshees, pookas and changelings to rainbows, fairies and leprechauns, this book celebrates the distinct character of Ireland's different customs, beliefs and dialects, and is a treat for all who enjoy a well-told story.

Leitrim Folk Tales

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Hand). and the mmdel “(St KK'HIL along “all! duh-1 uh nl'the Millet of Queen ...

Leitrim Folk Tales

Author: Susie Minto

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 0752492012

Page: 128

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Do you know where the ‘twice-richest mountain in Ireland’ is? Or what mysterious creature is said to lurk in the waters of Glenade Lake? Or why you should never cheer on a fairy footballer? Discover the answers to these and more in this collection of tales from across the county. Leitrim is the place where, legend has it, Cormac Riabhac, The Irish ‘Samson’, performed his amazing feats of strength; where Fionn Mac Cumhaill, great warrior of the Fianna, is said to lie buried; and where the wrongful execution of Jack Bircall led to a miraculous cure. It is also said to be the home of a plethora of strange and magical creatures and stories abound of encounters fairies, mermen, enchanted cows and even supernatural salmon. These stories, beautifully illustrated by the author, bring to life the county’s varied landscape, from its lofty mountains to its bogs and loughs, and along the mighty Shannon River, whose twisting path was said to have been carved out by the antics of the giant serpent, the ‘Great Ollphéist’.

Folktales of Newfoundland RLE Folklore

Reed, Legends, pp. 48-51 (1640, I, IH, ... Hartland, Folk Tales, pp. ... 175, note,
brief English summary of Irish text (1640, I, II, with 1060), 2 versions (Co.
Roscommon). Lover and O'Donoghue, Legends, 2, pp. 134-50, chap. 2 (1640, I,
m, with cf.

Folktales of Newfoundland  RLE Folklore

Author: Herbert Halpert

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317551494

Page: 1175

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This collection of Newfoundland folk narratives, first published in 1996, grew out of extensive fieldwork in folk culture in the province. The intention was to collect as broad a spectrum of traditional material as possible, and Folktales of Newfoundland is notable not only for the number and quality of its narratives, but also for the format in which they are presented. A special transcription system conveys to the reader the accents and rhythms of each performance, and the endnote to each tale features an analysis of the narrator’s language. In addition, Newfoundland has preserved many aspects of English and Irish folk tradition, some of which are no longer active in the countries of their origin. Working from the premise that traditions virtually unknown in England might still survive in active form in Newfoundland, the researchers set out to discover if this was in fact the case.

Folk and Hero Tales

... but only to pull the strings for another man , one can but answer that such is the
rule of the game in fairy tales . ... head of Loch Awe , though doubtless the
present narrator of the tale thought of it as such , but the Roscommon Cruachan
near ...

Folk and Hero Tales

Author: Duncan MacInnes

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B aloideas

The Journal of the Folklore of Ireland Society ... D . de h - Ide ( Abhráin Ghrádha
Chúige Chonnacht , Baile Átha Cliath 1950 , 99 - 101 ) preserved a Roscommon
folk anecdote : One Mac Diarmada , tenant of Lord Kingston on former Mac ...

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The Quarterly Review

That we light upon our materials in the Book of the Dun Cow , ' written a good
seven hundred years ago , or in myths dressed out as fairy tales , and still extant
among the fastdwindling population of Roscommon or Donegal , can make no ...

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London Theatre Record

The imposing jail still stands in Roscommon , where Declan Donnellan spent his
boyhood , and you can see the ... Parts of the story are told in ballad form , with
the cast playing fiddles and drums , singing and performing traditional step ...

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Irish Texts Society

In a Roscommon folk - story , published by Dr Hyde , under the title « Oscar au
Fléau , » RC XIII , 417 sq . , Patrick meets Oisin in Elphin carrying stones : i n -
Ailfinne agus é ag iomchar cloch . In an Ossianic poem in the Book of the Dean of
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Gypsy Folk tales

Then , as in Campbell ' s tale , the giant ' s daughter ' threw two grains of wheat in
the air , and there came down on the table two pigeons . The cock pigeon ... Folk
- tales ( 1893 ) , writes : - I have never heard of Irish Gypsies proper . They seem
never ... Roscommon , remarkable for the beauty of its lough . It was during the ...

Gypsy Folk tales

Author: Francis Hindes Groome

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Page: 302

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Gypsy Folk-Tales by Francis Hindes Groome, first published in 1899, is a rare manuscript, the original residing in one of the great libraries of the world. This book is a reproduction of that original, which has been scanned and cleaned by state-of-the-art publishing tools for better readability and enhanced appreciation. Restoration Editors' mission is to bring long out of print manuscripts back to life. Some smudges, annotations or unclear text may still exist, due to permanent damage to the original work. We believe the literary significance of the text justifies offering this reproduction, allowing a new generation to appreciate it.

Tales of a Tin Mine

... the vicar rejoiced in the recovery of a sheep that had gone astray; albeit the
captain had the greater number of sympathizers, for the Roscommon people, with
a few rare exceptions, were Dissenters bred and born, and had no great opinion
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Tales of a Tin Mine

Author: Silas Kitto Hocking

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The Catholic University Bulletin

In the volume before us , Dr . Hyde has gathered some fourteen folk - tales from
the lips chiefly of Roscommon or Sligo ... May his example be followed by many ,
and the scattered pearls of old Irish song and tale be saved with as much skill as
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The Catholic University Bulletin

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The Irish Storyteller

in folktales both for their ethnic nature and their possible use to learn the native
tongue . ... was reared in County Roscommon and learned Irish among local
people , first from a gamekeeper , Seamas Hart , who must have been at least
sixty ...

The Irish Storyteller

Author: Georges Denis Zimmermann

Publisher: Four Courts PressLtd

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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.

Folk Tales of Ireland

When the populace was endeavouring to cart away the carcase of the dragon in
preparation for the new coronation festivities , the tailor slunk away and by good
fortune he chose the right road to Roscommon . In less than a week he was back
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Folk Tales of Ireland

Author: Mary Eirwen Jones

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Folklore Society (Great Britain). Counties ... ( a , by old writers ; b , by modern
ones ; c , in County Folklore ; d , in Folk - Lore etc. ) Cornwall , a ... Connemara ,
Donegal , Down , Galway , Leitrim , Louth , Meath , Roscommon , Sligo , Wexford
, etc.

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