Celtic Fairy Tales #26


The Lad with the Goat-skin LONG ago, a poor widow woman lived down near the iron forge, by Enniscorth, and she was so poor she had no clothes to put on her son; so she used to fix him in the ash-hole, near the fire, and pile the warm ashes about him; and according as … Continue reading Celtic Fairy Tales #26

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Celtic Fairy Tales #25


Brewery of Eggshells IN Treneglwys there is a certain shepherd's cot known by the name of Twt y Cymrws because of the strange strife that occurred there. There once lived there a man and his wife, and they had twins whom the woman nursed tenderly. One day she was called away to the house of … Continue reading Celtic Fairy Tales #25

Celtic Fairy Tales #23


Andrew Coffey MY grandfather, Andrew Coffey, was known to the whole barony as a quiet, decent man. And if the whole barony knew him, he knew the whole barony, every inch, hill and dale, bog and pasture, field and covert. Fancy his surprise one evening, when he found himself in a part of the demesne … Continue reading Celtic Fairy Tales #23

Celtic Fairy Tales #20


Jack and His Master A POOR woman had three sons. The eldest and second eldest were cunning clever fellows, but they called the youngest Jack the Fool, because they thought he was no better than a simpleton. The eldest got tired of staying at home, and said he'd go look for service. He stayed away … Continue reading Celtic Fairy Tales #20

Celtic Fairy Tales #19


Fair, Brown, and Trembling KING HUGH CURUCHA lived in Tir Conal, and he had three daughters, whose names were Fair, Brown, and Trembling. Fair and Brown had new dresses, and went to church every Sundav. Trembling was kept at home to do the cooking and work. They would not let her go out of the … Continue reading Celtic Fairy Tales #19

Celtic Fairy Tales #18


A Legend of Knockmany WHAT Irish man, woman, or child has not heard of our renowned Hibernian Hercules, the great and glorious Fin M'Coul? Not one, from Cape Clear to the Giant's Causeway, nor from that back again to Cape Clear. And, by-the-way, speaking of the Giant's Causeway brings me at once to the beginning … Continue reading Celtic Fairy Tales #18