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Tales from Ireland

Is the only Irish folklore you are familiar with have rainbows, pots of gold, and four-leaf clovers? Be sure to check out these selections in the Children's Department for even more stories of the Irish people.

Features eight Irish folk tales, including "Butterfly Girl," "The Children of Lir," and "Labhra with the Horse's Ears.".

Too many fairies : a Celtic Tale by Margaret Read MacDonald

An old woman complains about all the housework she has to do, but when some fairies come to help her she finds that they are more trouble than they are worth.

Finn O'Finnegan returns home after a year in Dublin and when he finds his village taken over by leprechauns, he must devise a way to get them to leave without making them angry.

One potato, two potato by Cynthia C DeFelice

A very poor, humble couple live so simple a life they share everything, until the husband discovers a pot with magical powers buried under the very last potato in the garden.

Based on a true tale, two master dancers compete for the chance to teach the people of Ballyconneely, Ireland, how to dance..

The very clever Oona saves her husband, the giant Finn McCool, by outwitting Cuhullin, who seeks to prove that he is the strongest giant in the world by beating Finn.

Tales from old Ireland by Malachy Doyle

This version of the Cinderella story, in which a young girl overcomes the wickedness of her older sisters to become the bride of a prince, is based on a Irish folktale.

In this retelling of an Irish folktale, a brave young woman battles a sea serpent and rescues her true love from a giant.

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