Celtic Fairy Tales #6


Hudden and Dudden and Donald O'Neary THERE was once upon a time two farmers, and their names were Hudden and Dudden. They had poultry in their yards, sheep on the uplands, and scores of cattle in the meadow-land alongside the river. But for all that they weren't happy. For just between their two farms there … Continue reading Celtic Fairy Tales #6

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Celtic Fairy Tales #5


Conall Yellowclaw CONALL YELLOWCLAW was a sturdy tenant in Erin: he had three sons. There was at that time a king over every fifth of Erin. It fell out for the children of the king that was near Conall, that they themselves and the children of Conall came to blows. The children of Conall got … Continue reading Celtic Fairy Tales #5

Celtic Fairy Tales #4


The Horned Women A RICH woman sat up late one night carding and preparing wool, while all the family and servants were asleep. Suddenly a knock was given at the door, and a voice called, "Open! open!" "Who is there?" said the woman of the house. "I am the Witch of one Horn," was answered. … Continue reading Celtic Fairy Tales #4

Celtic Fairy Tales #3


The Field of Boliauns ONE fine day in harvest--it was indeed Lady-day in harvest, that everybody knows to be one of the greatest holidays in the year--Tom Fitzpatrick was taking a ramble through the ground, and went along the sunny side of a hedge; when all of a sudden he heard a clacking sort of … Continue reading Celtic Fairy Tales #3

The Runes


ABOUT THE RUNES The runes were created in northern Europe around the 4th century AD and are still just as popular today. The story told is that the Norse God Odin speared his body to a tree to gain a greater understanding of the symbols he then passed on his knowledge to the Vikings and … Continue reading The Runes

Celtic Fairy Tales #2


Guleesh By Joseph Jacobs, 1892 THERE was once a boy in the County Mayo; Guleesh was his name. There was the finest rath a little way off from the gable of the house, and he was often in the habit of seating himself on the fine grass bank that was running round it. One night … Continue reading Celtic Fairy Tales #2

Celtic Fairy Tales #1


Connla and the Fairy Maiden -by Joseph Jacobs 1892 CONNLA of the Fiery Hair was son of Conn of the Hundred Fights. One day as he stood by the side of his father on the height of Usna, he saw a maiden clad in strange attire coming towards him. "Whence comest thou, maiden?" said Connla. … Continue reading Celtic Fairy Tales #1