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Fairy legends and traditions of the south of Ireland [by T.C. Croker].

 By Thomas Crofton Croker


Dick Fitzgerald, Merrow, dudeen
county Clare, Cantillon, Connor Crowe
Merrow, county Clare, Rapparee
Kenmare, mermaid, lord of Dunkerron
wonderful tune, twas, Maurice Connor
Dullahan, silent woman, Larry Dodd
King Arthur, brogues, Michael Noonan's
gossamers, Paddy, Dublin
DEATH COACH, Dullahans, headless horseman
Fir darrig, scarlet fever, Diar
John Sheehan, fear and trembling, quaker
Jack Myers, Fir Darrig, Ned Sheehy
Fir darrig, snail, adverbs
Tim Jarvis, crock of gold, Regensburg
Lake of Killarney, larney, gingerbread
Johnny Curtin, Tom Doyle, Dick Cassidy
Arrah, Breffni, Linn-na-Payshtha
Fermoy, Cairn Thierna, top of Cairn
river Shannon, hag Grana, Regan
Innisfallen island, Father Cuddy, Killarney
Cairn Thierna, Barry of Cairn, sogers
Carrigaloe, Monkstown, Ogier

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OH, happy shades — to me unblest ! Friendly to peace, but not to me ! How ill the scene that offers rest, And heart that cannot rest, agree... - Page 237

Well, let's see what sort of thing it is,' said Coomara. The poteen was the right sort. It was first-rate, and had the real smack upon it. Coo was delighted: he drank and he sung Rum bum boodle boo over and over again; and he laughed and he danced, till he fell on the floor fast asleep. Then Jack, who had taken good care to keep himself sober, snapt up the cocked hat — ran off to the rock — leaped in, and soon arrived at Coo's habitation. All was as still as a churchyard at midnight — not a... - Page 48

In the soft ashes mark'da curious L : Oh, may this wond'rous omen lucky prove ! For L is found in Lubberkin and Love. - Page 215

And who's your father, my duck ?" says Dick. "What!" said the Merrow, "did you never hear of my father ? He's the king of the waves, to be sure? " " And yourself, then, is a real king's daughter ? " said Dick, opening his two eyes to take a full and true survey of his wife that was to be. " Oh, I'm nothing else but a made man with you, and a king your father! - Page 8

So Father Fitzgibbon ,married Dick Fitzgerald to the Merrow, and like any loving couple they returned to Gollerus, well pleased with each other. Every thing prospered with Dick — he was at the sunny side of the world ; the Merrow made the best of wives, and they lived together in the greatest contentment. It was wonderful to see, considering where she had been brought up, how she would busy herself about the house, and how well she nursed the children ; for, at the end of three years, there were... - Page 10

Sometimes I meete them like a man ; Sometimes an ox, sometimes a hound ; And to a horse I turn me can ; To trip and trot about them round. - Page 153

J once," continues Mr. Townsend, " saw his skill tried on a horse which could never before be brought to stand for a smith to shoe him. The day after Sullivan's half-hour lecture... - Page 201

... as she kissed it, a tear trembled for an instant in her eye, and then fell on its rosy cheek. She wiped away the tear, and turning to the eldest little girl, told her to take good care of her brothers, and to be a good child herself until she came back. The Merrow then went down to the strand. The sea was lying calm and smooth, just heaving and glittering in the sun, and she thought she heard a faint sweet singing, inviting her to come down. All her old ideas and feelings came flooding over her... - Page 12

Were there, as flung up — the wild sport of the storm ; Yet all was so cloudless, so lovely, and calm, It seemed but a region of sunshine and balm. " Here, here shall we dwell in a dream of delight, Where the glories of earth and of ocean unite ! Yet, loved son of earth ! I must from thee away ; There are laws which e'en spirits are bound to obey ! " Once more must I visit the chief of my race, His sanction to gain ere I meet thy embrace. - Page 61

Monday they met, and Jack was not a little surprised to see that the Merrow had two cocked hats with him, one under each arm. " Might I take the liberty to ask, sir," said Jack, "why your honour has brought the two hats with you to-day? - Page 37

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Fairy Legends and Traditions Index
Fairy Legends and Traditions, by Thomas Crofton Croker, at neu/ celt/ flat/ index.htm

Thomas Crofton Croker: Information and Much More from
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Folktales (Mermaids on the Web)
Piper's tune compells people to dance, from Thomas Crofton Croker's Fairy Legends and Traditions (1825), from's The Merrow-Folk. ... mermaids/ 3.html

Jennifer L. Holberg - National Dreams: The Remaking of Fairy Tales ...
... T. Croften Croker's Fairy Legends and Traditions of the South of Ireland (1825), Edward Lane's Arabian Nights (1839–41), and George Webbe Dasent's ... journals/ lion_and_the_unicorn/ v029/ 29.2holberg.html

Most of the tales about leprechaun can be found in Thomas Crofton Croker's Fairy Legends and Traditions and Lady Wilde's Ancient Legends, Mystic Charms, ... celtic/ faeries.html

JSTOR: The First Group of British Folklorists
I. THOMAS CROFTON CROKER In 1825 there appeared in London, under the imprint of John Murray, an anony- mous volume entitled Fairy Legends and Traditions of ... sici?sici=0021-8715(195501%2F03)68%3A267%3C1%3ATFGOBF%3E2.0.CO%3B2-%23

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A History of English Romanticism in the Nineteenth Century

Sheela-na-gigs: Unravelling an Enigma

by Barbara Freitag - History - 2004 - 205 pages
Here, Barbara Freitag examines all the literature on the subject, highlighting the inconsistencies ofthe various interpretations in regard to origin, function and name.

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