Catalogue Page for Irish Stories
Nell and Gé Geal
Little Nell is kidnapped and forced to work as a slave. However she makes a friend, a goose, who is not silly but helps Nell to escape!
By Martin GleesonAge range: 6 to 8 Tags: Folk Tale, Irish, Original Animals: Goose Reading time: 05 - 10 mins
A spooky story set in Connemara, Ireland, about a very scary visit to the house of Grandmother’s neighbour.
By Aisling NoonanAge range: 9 to12, Teen Tags: Ghost Story, Halloween, Irish, Modern, Original Reading time: 01 - 05 mins, 05 - 10 mins
Mikaleen and the Stone Soup
In this new version of a classic tale, Mikaleen the travelling man tricks a mean couple into thinking a simple stone can make delicious soup.
By Martin GleesonAge range: 3 to 5, 6 to 8, 9 to12 Tags: Classic, Fairy Tale, Folk Tale, Funny, Illustrated, Instructional, Irish, Original Reading time: 01 - 05 mins
Micheleen Emmett O’Shea
A young girl’s chance encounter with a leprechaun leads her to understanding that there are many things in life better than gold!
By Deirdre McCarthy, Jim McCarthyAge range: 6 to 8, 9 to12 Tags: Celtic, Folk Tale, Irish, Original, Poem Reading time: 01 - 05 mins
The Children of Lir
The legend of the four Children of Lir, turned into swans for nine centuries by their wicked stepmother.
Fair, Brown and Trembling
The story of a beautiful younger sister who is always being left behind to cook and clean by her two jealous older sisters.
By Joseph JacobsAge range: 6 to 8, 9 to12 Tags: Celtic, Classic, Fairy Tale, Irish, Legend Animals: Horse, Whale Reading time: 15 - 20 mins
Santa and the Leprechauns
Santa gets into a spot of bother over Ireland, but luckily the little green guys come to the rescue!
By Jim McCarthyAge range: 3 to 5, 6 to 8 Tags: Celtic, Christmas, Fairy Tale, Irish, Modern, Original, Poem Reading time: 01 - 05 mins
The Birthday Honours of the Fairy Queen
Nora is a bit gloomy, so she is is taken on a magical trip to meet the fairy queen to cheer her up.
By Hapgood MooreAge range: 6 to 8, 9 to12 Tags: Celtic, Classic, Fairy Tale, Folk Tale, Irish Reading time: 05 - 10 mins, 10 - 15 mins
Connla of the Golden Hair and the Fairy Maiden
A ghostly fairy approaches Connla of the Golden Hair and tries to lure him away to to a land where nobody ever grows old.
By Patrick Weston JoyceAge range: 6 to 8, 9 to12 Tags: Celtic, Classic, Fairy Tale, Folk Tale, Irish Reading time: 05 - 10 mins
Hudden and Dudden and Donald O’Neary
Two farmers plot and scheme to get rid of their poor neighbour so they can have his land. Unfortunately for them, he is quite a bit smarter than they are.
By Joseph JacobsAge range: 6 to 8, 9 to12 Tags: Celtic, Classic, Fairy Tale, Folk Tale, Irish Reading time: 10 - 15 mins
King O’Toole and his Goose
King O’Toole is sad that his goose is getting old, so when an old gypsy makes him an offer to rejuvenate it, he cannot refuse.