The Irish Folklore Centre

Providing a focus for the whole Irish folk tradition

Stories from The Irish Folklore Centre

The Coming of the Gael

How and why one saga became three with All roads leading to Kerry.  A great read by Tighe O’Donoghue/Ross, first published in The Kerry Magazine

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The rapparees

Submitted by Tim Donohue Rapparees or raparees (from the Irish ropairí, plural of ropaire, meaning half-pike or pike-wielding person) were Irish guerrilla fighters who operated

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The hags of the long teeth

This tale is from Douglas Hyde’s (1890) collection.  As described in Chapter 17, the hag is a very ancient character, but in this Roscommon story

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