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Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry (1888) [Anthology]
by William Allingham Jeremiah Joseph (J.J.) Callanan Giraldus Cambrensis William Carleton Thomas Crofton Croker Mrs. Crow Samuel Ferguson Alfred Percival Graves Anna Maria (Mrs. S.C.) Hall Samuel Carter (S.C.) Hall Douglas Hyde Patrick Kennedy Samuel Lover Abraham M'Coy Letitia Maclintock Clarence Mangan Ellen O'Leary J. Todhunter Edward Walsh Lady Wilde William Butler Yeats Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Readers will find themselves transported to the shadowy, twilit world of Celtic myth and legend - where the deenee shee (fairy people) work their mischief, where priests and the devil wage an endless struggle for the souls of humankind, where clever wives outwit murderous giants and druids cast geise (spells).

The majority of the spells presented here were collected in the nineteenth century by such folklorists as William Allingham, T. Crofton Croker, Douglas Hyde and Lady Wilde (Oscar Wilde's mother). From this rich legacy, William Butler Yeats, who drew upon Irish fairy lore for his own poetry and plays, chose an especially interesting and representative collection. An introduction and notes by W. B. Yeats help elucidate the background of the stories and their meaning and role in Irish life and culture.

Edited by W.B. Yeats.


  • Introduction
  • The Trooping Fairies
    • The Fairies by William Allingham
    • Frank Martin and the Fairies by William Carleton
    • The Priest’s Supper by T. Crofton Croker
    • The Fairy Well of Lagnanay by Samuel Ferguson
    • Teig O’Kane and the Corpse by Douglas Hyde
    • Paddy Corcoran’s Wife by William Carleton
    • Cusheen Loo translated from the Irish by J.J. Callanan
    • The White Trout: A Legend of Cong by S. Lover
    • The Fairy Thorn by Sir Samuel Ferguson
    • The Legend of Knockgrafton by T. Crofton Croker
    • A Donegal Fairy by Letitia Maclintock
    • The Brewery of Egg-Shells by T. Crofton Croker
    • The Fairy Nurse by Edward Walsh
    • Jamie Freel and the Young Lady by Miss Letitia Maclintock
    • The Stolen Child by W.B. Yeats
    • The Soul Cages by T. Crofton Croker
    • Flory Cantillon’s Funeral by T. Crofton Croker
  • The Solitary Fairies
    • The Lepracaun; or, Fairy Shoemaker by William Allingham
    • Master and Man by T. Crofton Croker
    • Far Darrig in Donegal by Miss Letitia Maclintock
    • The Piper and the Púca by Douglas Hyde
    • Daniel O’Rourke by T. Crofton Croker
    • The Kildare Pooka by Patrick Kennedy
    • How Thomas Connoly Met the Banshee by J. Todhunter
    • A Lamentation for the Death of Sir Maurice Fitzgerald by Clarence Mangan
    • The Banshee of the Mac Carthys by T. Crofton Croker
  • Ghosts
    • A Dream by William Allingham
    • Grace Connor by Miss Letitia MacLintock
    • A Legend of Tyrone by Ellen O’Leary
    • The Black Lamb by Lady Wilde
    • Song of the Ghost by Alfred Percival Graves
    • The Radient Boy by Mrs. Crow
    • The Fate of Frank M’Kenna by William Carleton
  • Witches, Fairy Doctors
    • Bewitched Butter by Miss Letitia Maclintock
    • A Queen’s County Witch Anonymous
    • The Witch Hare by Mr. and Mrs. S.C. Hall
    • Bewitched Butter Anonymous
    • The Horned Women by Lady Wilde
    • The Witches’ Excursion by Patrick Kennedy
    • The Confessions of Tom Bourke by T. Crofton Croker
    • The Pudding Bewitched by William Carleton
  • Tir-na-n-Og
    • The Legend of O’Donoghue by T. Crofton Croker
    • Rent-Day"
    • Loughleagh (Lake of Healing)
    • Hy-Brasail – The Isle of the Blest by Gerald Griffin
    • The Phantom Isle" by Giraldus Cambrensis
  • Saints, Priests
    • The Priest’s Soul by Lady Wilde
    • The Priest of Coloony by W.B. Yeats
    • The Story of the Little Bird by T. Crofton Croker
    • Conversion of King Laoghaire’s Daughters
    • King O’Toole and his Goose by S. Lover
  • The Devil
    • The Demon Cat by Lady Wilde
    • The Long Spoon by Patrick Kennedy
    • The Countess Kathleen O’Shea Source unknown
    • The Three Wishes by W. Carleton
  • Giants
    • The Giant’s Stairs by T. Crofton Croker
    • A Legend of Knockmany by William Carleton
  • Kings, Queens, Princesses, Earls, Robbers
    • The Twelve Wild Geese by Patrick Kennedy
    • The Lazy Beauty and her Aunts by Patrick Kennedy
    • The Haughty Princess by Patrick Kennedy
    • The Enchantment of Gearoidh Iarla by Patrick Kennedy
    • Munachar and Manachar by Douglas Hyde
    • Donald and his Neighbours from Hibernian Tales
    • The Jackdaw
    • The Story of Conn-eda by Abraham M’Coy, translated by Nicholas O’Kearney
  • Notes

Original title: Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry
Original languages: English


Genre: Fairy Tales & FolkloreRetellings

The following works are contained within this one:
     Stolen Child, the (1889) [Poem]
      Author: William Butler Yeats

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