Irish folktales

Folktales of Ireland

Folktales of Ireland
Fearsome giants, magic spells, Druidic rods of enchantment; gallant princes and beautiful princesses, brave kings and wicked queens; cloaks of invisibility, swords of light and swords of darkness, horses that go faster than the wind, animals that speak and have strange powers...these are elements common to all fairy tales, and they appear prominently in this excellent collection of Irish Folktales.

irish folktales


The Son of the King of Erin, and the Giant of Loch Léin

The Three Daughters of King O'Hara

The Weaver's Son and the Giant of the White Hill

Fair, Brown, and Trembling

The King of Erin and the Queen of the Lonesome Island

The Shee an Gannon and the Gruagach Gaire

The three Daughters of the King of the East, and the Son of a King in Erin

The Fisherman's Son and the Gruagach of Tricks

The thirteenth Son of the King of Erin

Kil Arthur


Birth of Fin MacCumhail and Origin of the Fenians of Erin

Fin MacCumhail and the Fenians of Erin in the Castle of Fear Dubh

Fin MacCumhail and the Knight of the Full Axe

Gilla na Grakin and Fin MacCumhail

Fin MacCumhail, the Seven Brothers, and the King of France

Black, Brown, and Gray

Fin MacCumhail and the Son of the King of Alba


Oisin in Tir na n-Og

Author: Jeremiah Curtin

Irish folktales

Princess Finola and the Dwarf

The House in the Lake

The Little White Cat

The Golden Spears

The Fairy Tree of Dooros

The Enchanted Cave

The Huntsman's Son

Author: Edmond Leamy

Irish folktales


The Big Poor People

The Little Good People

The Cleverness of Mortals

The Time for Naggeneen's Plan

Little Kathleen and Little Terence

A Chapter that you can Skip

The Stars in the Water

A Year and a Day

The Iron Crucifix

The Old King Comes Back

Author: William Henry Frost