Tales from Old Ireland

by Malachy Doyle

Paperback, 2006



Local notes

398.2 Doy--c.2 Paperback
(CD included)





Barefoot Books (2006), Edition: PAP/COM, Paperback, 95 pages


This collection of favourite Irish folk tales includes the famous legends of the bewitched Children of Lir and the Twelve Wild Geese.

Physical description

95 p.; 10.3 inches

User reviews

LibraryThing member pratchettfan
An enchanting collection of traditional Irish folk tales. Maura O'Connell does a fine job in reading them. The only flaw I found with this program was that the music played between the stories was louder by far than the rest of the recording. By turning down the volume I regularly missed the title
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of the next story. But this is a minor problem and I can still wholeheartedly recommend this collection to anyone interested in Ireland and its stories. (This review talks about the audio recording available at audible.com)
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LibraryThing member bnray
This is a great book of Irish folk tales that are so fascinating! From tales of royal geese to the Irish version of Cinderella, these stories are quite captivating and do a great job of capturing the rich Irish storytelling custom.
LibraryThing member sroeck
This book has 7 Irish folktales. The writing is easy to understand for young and old alike but at the same time paints a picture in your imagination. There is a listing of how to pronounce certain words at the beginning also. The pictures are whimsical and stylized and I wish there were more of
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them. For me it didn’t really convey Ireland except the color green was used predominately throughout the book.
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LibraryThing member Leov
A lovely collection of traditional Irish tales, beautifully and simply illustrated by Niamh Sharkey, and complemented by Malachy Doyle's softly lilting Irish accent. The stories include: The children of Lir; Fair, Brown and Trembling; The twelve wild geese; Lusmore and the fairies; Son of an
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otter,son of a wolf; The soul cages; Oisin in Tir na nOg. This would be suitable as a book to read to younger children 4years and older, and were enchanting to an adult such as myself
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