Cavan Folk Tales

My contribution to this collection of folk tales is in my capacity as a storyteller, and, for the most part, not as an academic or historian. Fact and fable are inextricably woven into the fabric of the Irish gene, and it is not always ...

Cavan Folk Tales

The history of Cavan, affectionately known as ‘The Lakeland County’, is made up of a rich tapestry of folk tales, myths and legends. It is said to be the home of the wailing banshee of the McCabes, the site of Finn MacCool’s last resting place (where his fingers can still be seen) and where, legend has, it a young girl came perilously close to marrying the devil. In this book Gary Branigan will take you on a journey through Cavan’s past, recalling the myths and legends that shaped the area’s history from the early exploits of heroes such as Cúchulainn and the Gobán Saor to the more recent stories of the last highwayman ‘Captain’ Mooney and the tragedy of the Great Hunger. Also featuring tales of cursing stones, fairy gold, mermaids, pookas and dragons, it will take you into a remarkable world where you can let your imagination run wild.

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Cavan Folk Tales
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Gary Branigan
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-11-03 - Publisher: The History Press

The history of Cavan, affectionately known as ‘The Lakeland County’, is made up of a rich tapestry of folk tales, myths and legends. It is said to be the home of the wailing banshee of the McCabes, the site of Finn MacCool’s last resting place (where his fingers can still
Folk Tales of Co. Cavan
Language: en
Pages: 35
Authors: Bernard Donohoe
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 19?? - Publisher:

Books about Folk Tales of Co. Cavan
Type and Motif-Index of the Folktales of England and North America
Language: en
Pages: 606
Authors: Ernest W. Baughman
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-01-19 - Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

Books about Type and Motif-Index of the Folktales of England and North America
Kerry Folk Tales
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Gary Branigan, Luke Eastwood
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-07-29 - Publisher: The History Press

NAMED after the peoples of Ciarraige who inhabited the ancient territory, Kerry possesses a rich tapestry of history, legend and folklore unparalleled by many others. In this book, authors Gary Branigan and Luke Eastwood narrate a variety of myths and fables that will take you on a journey through Kerry’s
Folklore
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Joseph Jacobs, Alfred Trübner Nutt, Arthur Robinson Wright, William Crooke
Categories: Electronic journals
Type: BOOK - Published: 1904 - Publisher:

Most vols. for 1890- contain list of members of the Folk-lore Society.