Beside the Fire: A Collection of Irish Gaelic Folk Stories
From dirty footed heroes, to weasels who say thank you, a journey with the fairies to rescue (or kidnap, depending on your point of view) a daughter of the King of France, dancing corpses, boiling a head until the ears drop off, an awfully polite giant who happens to be the son of the Old God Balor, a pope with a surprisingly Irish accent, and making babies with a single kiss - this collection of Irish Gaelic Folk stories has it all. Add to this the meticulous collection, translation and explanation of a man famed for his Irish language expertise and passion (who later became the first President of Ireland); and the skilled, careful compilation, editing, and formatting by an established modern authority on Irish Heritage, which brings this invaluable Irish Research resource right into the modern digital publishing age. Now we have an accessible, pleasant to read and easy to understand, treasure trove of Irish Stories.
Are you interested in Irish history, heritage, folklore, and language? Are you sick of having to trawl through badly formatted versions of the old texts just to find the bit you want? Or do you just love a good oul story, told in a way that the Irish do best? If the answer is Yes, then this book (and the Irish Research Series) is for you. Enjoy!