Roscommon Folk Tales

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 ...

Roscommon Folk Tales

Author: Pat Watson

Publisher: History PressLtd

ISBN: 9781845887841

Page: 192

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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

Folklore Society (Great Britain) ... Kamman , game of ball called , Donegal , 332
Kerrisroundago , Druidical remains called , 106 Kettle , boiling of , saying about ,
207 Killuken , Roscommon customs in , 333334 Kilmactige , Sligo , marriage and
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The Folk lore Journal

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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 ... Wicklow , the author of West Irish
Folk - tales ( 1893 ) , writes ... Roscommon , remarkable for the beauty of its lough
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Gypsy Folk tales

Author: Francis Hindes Groome

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Page: 302

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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 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 the ...

The Catholic University Bulletin

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Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry

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 .

Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry

Author: William Butler Yeats

Publisher: London : W. Scott ; New York : T. Whittaker ; Toronto : W.J. Gage

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Page: 326

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This volume is a collection of the fairy and folk tales of the Irish peasantry.

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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Page: 509

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The Irish Storyteller

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 ...

The Irish Storyteller

Author: Georges Denis Zimmermann

Publisher: Four Courts PressLtd

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Page: 633

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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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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 ...

The Quarterly Review

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Folklore

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 ...

Folklore

Author: Joseph Jacobs

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Most vols. for 1890- contain list of members of the Folk-lore Society.

B aloideas

The Journal of the Folklore of Ireland Society 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 ...

B  aloideas

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Publications of the Folk lore Society

... 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 ...

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Romanic Review

originated in some early attempt - frustrated by the elfin hillone to build upon a
fairy mound . The incident in the Airne ... On the dragons compare a Roscommon
story in Douglas Hyde , Legends of Saints and Sinners , p . 262 , about a great ...

Romanic Review

Author: Henry Alfred Todd

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Collected and Bound

originated in some early attempt - frustrated by the elfin hilldwellers — to build
upon a fairy mound . The incident in the ... On the dragons compare a
Roscommon story in Douglas Hyde , Legends of Saints and Sinners , p . 262 ,
about a great ...

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Hy Brasil The Metamorphosis of an Island

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 ...

Hy Brasil  The Metamorphosis of an Island

Author: Barbara Freitag

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9401209103

Page: 343

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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.

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Rice's fort , Louth , legends of , 119-20 Riches in Indian folk - tales , 399 , et 599 :
Riddles , Auvergne , 334 ; as tasks ... 227 Ropes of twisted hemp and new scarlet
silk as charm , 487 Rosary , Indian , origin of , 418 Roscommon , belief in water ...

Publications

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Duanaire Finn

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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Duanaire Finn

Author: Eoin Mac Neill

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