Category Archives: Celtic Fairy Tales

Annie the Goose Girl

There are many tales of romance. And in this one a commoner helps a number of young ladies woo the prince. Although the word virgin doesn’t occur in the story we learn all the would be princesses already have bairns … Continue reading

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Celtic Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs Ch01

Battle of the Birds

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Celtic Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs Ch02

Fair, Brown, and Trembling

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Celtic Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs Ch03

Field of Boliauns

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Celtic Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs Ch04

Hudden, Dudden, and Donald O’Neary

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Celtic Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs Ch05

Jack and His Comrades

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Celtic Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs Ch06

King O’Toole and His Goose

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Celtic Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs Ch07

The Lad With The Goat-Skin

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Celtic Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs Ch08

A Legend of Knockmany

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Celtic Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs Ch09

The Horned Women

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Celtic Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs Ch10

The Shee An Gannon And The Gruagach Gaire

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Celtic Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs Ch11

The Story Teller At Fault

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Jamie Freel and the Young Lady by Letitia MacLintock

On Halloween Jamie Freel accompanies the wee folk as they fly to Dublin and steal a young lady and leave behind a stick which assumes the shape of her corpse. Jamie rescues her and eventually is able to brings her … Continue reading

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The Sprightly Tailor

The Sprightly Tailor comes from a collection of Celtic stories collected by Joseph Jacobs. It tells the tale of a tailor who has been commissioned by the Laird (Lord) Macdonald to make a fine pair of breeches called trews. To … Continue reading

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