The Irish Folklore Centre

Providing a focus for the whole Irish folk tradition

The Exile of the Sons of Uisliu or Uisneach

This is the third of ‘The Three Sorrows of Storytelling’, and has a great variety of English titles and story-lines.  It is a classic and Jeffrey Gantz (1981) describes it as ‘the most stunning tale ever written in Irish’.  The earliest surviving text dates to the ninth century, followed by expanded versions in the fourteenth […]