Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry
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Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry

By W. B. Yeats
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  • FAIRY AND FOLK TALES OF THE IRISH PEASANTRY. EDITED AND SELECTED BY W. B. YEATS.
  • THE WALTER SCOTT PUBLISHING CO., LTD.
    • LONDON AND FELLING-ON-TYNE.
      • NEW YORK: 3 EAST 14th STREET.
    • NEW YORK: 3 EAST 14th STREET.
  • INSCRIBED
    • TO MY MYSTICAL FRIEND,
  • G. R.
  • CONTENTS.
  • INTRODUCTION.
    • Footnotes
  • FAIRY AND FOLK TALES.
  • THE TROOPING FAIRIES.
  • THE FAIRIES.
    • WILLIAM ALLINGHAM.
  • FRANK MARTIN AND THE FAIRIES.
    • WILLIAM CARLETON.
      • Footnote
    • Footnote
  • THE PRIEST'S SUPPER.
    • T. CROFTON CROKER.
  • THE FAIRY WELL OF LAGNANAY.
  • TEIG O'KANE (TADHG O CÁTHÁN) AND THE CORPSE.[4]
    • LITERALLY TRANSLATED FROM THE IRISH BY DOUGLAS HYDE.
      • Footnote
    • Footnote
  • PADDY CORCORAN'S WIFE.
    • William Carleton.
  • CUSHEEN LOO.
    • TRANSLATED FROM THE IRISH BY J. J. CALLANAN.
  • THE WHITE TROUT; A LEGEND OF CONG.
    • Footnotes
  • THE FAIRY THORN.
    • An Ulster Ballad.
    • SIR SAMUEL FERGUSON.
  • THE LEGEND OF KNOCKGRAFTON.
    • T. CROFTON CROCKER.
  • A DONEGAL FAIRY.
    • LETITIA MACLINTOCK.
  • THE TROOPING FAIRIES.
  • CHANGELINGS.
  • THE BREWERY OF EGG-SHELLS.
    • T. CROFTON CROKER.
  • THE FAIRY NURSE.
    • Footnote
  • JAMIE FREEL AND THE YOUNG LADY.
    • A Donegal Tale.
    • MISS LETITIA MACLINTOCK.
  • THE STOLEN CHILD.
    • W. B. YEATS.
  • THE TROOPING FAIRIES
  • THE MERROW.
  • THE SOUL CAGES.
    • T. CROFTON CROKER.
      • Footnotes
    • Footnotes
  • FLORY CANTILLON'S FUNERAL.
    • T. CROFTON CROKER.
  • THE SOLITARY FAIRIES.
    • Lepracaun. Cluricaun. Far Darrig.
  • THE LEPRACAUN; OR, FAIRY SHOEMAKER.
    • WILLIAM ALLINGHAM.
    • I.
    • II.
    • III.
      • Footnote
    • Footnote
  • MASTER AND MAN.
    • T. CROFTON CROKER.
      • Footnote
    • Footnote
  • FAR DARRIG IN DONEGAL.
    • MISS LETITIA MACLINTOCK.
  • THE POOKA.
  • THE PIPER AND THE PUCA.
    • DOUGLAS HYDE.
  • DANIEL O'ROURKE.
    • T. CROFTON CROKER.
  • THE KILDARE POOKA. [13]
    • PATRICK KENNEDY.
      • Footnotes
    • Footnotes
  • THE SOLITARY FAIRIES.
    • THE BANSHEE.
  • HOW THOMAS CONNOLLY MET THE BANSHEE.
    • J. TODHUNTER.
      • Footnote
    • Footnote
  • A LAMENTATION
    • For the Death of Sir Maurice Fitzgerald, Knight, of Kerry, who was killed in Flanders, 1642.
    • FROM THE IRISH, BY CLARENCE MANGAN.
  • THE BANSHEE OF THE MAC CARTHYS.
    • T. CROFTON CROKER.
  • GHOSTS.
  • A DREAM.
    • WILLIAM ALLINGHAM.
  • GRACE CONNOR.
    • MISS LETITIA MACLINTOCK.
      • Footnote
    • Footnote
  • A LEGEND OF TYRONE.
    • ELLEN O'LEARY.
      • Footnote
    • Footnote
  • THE BLACK LAMB. [18]
    • LADY WILDE.
      • Footnote
    • Footnote
  • SONG OF THE GHOST.
    • ALFRED PERCIVAL GRAVES.
  • THE RADIANT BOY.
    • MRS. CROW.
  • THE FATE OF FRANK M'KENNA.
    • WILLIAM CARLETON.
  • WITCHES, FAIRY DOCTORS.
  • BEWITCHED BUTTER (DONEGAL).
    • MISS LETITIA MACLINTOCK.
      • Footnote
    • Footnote
  • A QUEEN'S COUNTY WITCH [20]
    • Footnote
  • THE WITCH HARE.
    • MR. AND MRS. S. C. HALL.
  • BEWITCHED BUTTER (QUEEN'S COUNTY). [21]
    • Footnotes
  • THE HORNED WOMEN. [25]
    • LADY WILDE.
      • Footnotes
    • Footnotes
  • THE WITCHES' EXCURSION. [27]
    • PATRICK KENNEDY.
      • Footnotes
    • Footnotes
  • THE CONFESSIONS OF TOM BOURKE.
    • T. CROFTON CROKER.
      • Footnotes
    • Footnotes
  • THE PUDDING BEWITCHED.
    • WILLIAM CARLETON.
      • Footnotes
    • Footnotes
  • T'YEER-NA-N-OGE.
  • THE LEGEND OF O'DONOGHUE. [42]
    • T. CROFTON CROKER.
      • Footnote
    • Footnote
  • RENT-DAY.
    • Footnote
  • LOUGHLEAGH (LAKE OF HEALING). [44]
    • Footnotes
  • HY-BRASAIL—THE ISLE OF THE BLEST.
  • THE PHANTOM ISLE.
    • GIRALDUS CAMBRENSIS. [51]
      • Footnote
    • Footnote
  • SAINTS, PRIESTS.
  • THE PRIEST'S SOUL. [52]
    • LADY WILDE.
      • Footnote
    • Footnote
  • THE PRIEST OF COLOONY.
    • W. B. YEATS.
      • Footnotes
    • Footnotes
  • THE STORY OF THE LITTLE BIRD. [55]
    • T. CROFTON CROKER.
      • Footnote
    • Footnote
  • CONVERSION OF KING LAOGHAIRE'S DAUGHTERS.
  • KING O'TOOLE AND HIS GOOSE.
    • S. LOVER.
  • THE DEVIL.
  • THE DEMON CAT. [56]
    • LADY WILDE.
      • Footnote
    • Footnote
  • THE LONG SPOON. [57]
    • PATRICK KENNEDY.
      • Footnotes
    • Footnotes
  • THE COUNTESS KATHLEEN O'SHEA. [61]
    • Footnote
  • THE THREE WISHES.
    • W. CARLETON.
  • GIANTS.
  • THE GIANT'S STAIRS. [62]
    • T. CROFTON CROKER.
      • Footnote
    • Footnote
  • A LEGEND OF KNOCKMANY.
    • WILLIAM CARLETON.
      • Footnotes
    • Footnotes
  • KINGS, QUEENS, PRINCESSES, EARLS, ROBBERS.
  • THE TWELVE WILD GEESE. [65]
    • PATRICK KENNEDY.
      • Footnote
    • Footnote
  • THE LAZY BEAUTY AND HER AUNTS.
    • PATRICK KENNEDY'S "FIRESIDE STORIES OF IRELAND."
  • THE HAUGHTY PRINCESS. [66]
    • Footnote
  • THE ENCHANTMENT OF GEAROIDH IARLA.
    • Footnotes
  • MUNACHAR AND MANACHAR.
    • TRANSLATED LITERALLY FROM THE IRISH BY DOUGLAS HYDE.
  • DONALD AND HIS NEIGHBOURS.
    • From Hibernian Tales. [69]
      • Footnote
    • Footnote
  • THE JACKDAW.
  • THE STORY OF CONN-EDA; OR, THE GOLDEN APPLES OF LOUGH ERNE. [70]
  • Translated from the original Irish of the Story-teller, Abraham McCoy, by Nicholas O'Kearney.
    • Footnotes
  • NOTES.
    • Gods of the Earth.—Par. 2, Page 2.
    • Sir Samuel Ferguson.—Pages 13 and 38.
    • Cusheen Loo.—Page 33.
    • Legend of Knockgrafton.—Page 40.
    • Stolen Child.—Page 59.
    • Solitary Fairies.—Page 80.
    • Banshee's Cry.—Page 108.
    • Omens.—Page 108.
    • A Witch Trial.—Page 146.
    • T'yeer-na-n-Oge.—Page 200.
    • The Gonconer or Gancanagh [Gean-canach].—Page 207.
    • Father John O'Hart.—Page 220.
    • Shoneen and Sleiveen.—Page 220.
    • Demon Cat.—Page 229.
    • A Legend of Knockmany.—Page 266.
    • Some Authorities on Irish Folk-Lore.
      • Transcriber's Note
    • Transcriber's Note
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