Irish Gothic Fairy Stories

From the 32 counties of Ireland

Illustrated by Steve Lally & James Patrick Ryan

Steve Lally & Paula Flynn Lally

223 Blz., ISBN 978 0 7509 8698 4     
The History Press Ireland, 2018     

In the four provinces of Ireland there are thirty-two counties. Each county and its people have their own traditions, beliefs and folklore - and each one is also inhabited by the Sidhe: an ancient and magical race. Some believe they are descended from fallen angels, whilst others say they are the progeny of Celtic deities. They go by many names: the good folk, the wee folk, the gentle people and the fey, but are most commonly known as ´the fairies´.
These are not the whimsical fairies of Victorian and Edwardian picture books. They are feared and revered in equal measure, and even in the twenty-first century are spoken of in hushed tones.

The fairies are always listening.

Storyteller Steve Lally and his wife singer-songwriter Paula Flynn Lally have compiled this magnificent collection of magical fairy stories from every county in Ireland. Filled with unique illustrations that bring these tales to life, Irish Gothic Fairy Stories will both enthrall and terrify readers for generations to come.

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