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Meeting the other crowd : the fairy stories of hidden Ireland

Author: Edmund Lenihan; Carolyn Eve Green
Publisher: Dublin : Gill Books, [2003]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Stories of the mysterious creatures who by turn afflict, enlighten and instruct those who cross their paths. One of the finest collections of Irish folklore in modern times.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edmund Lenihan; Carolyn Eve Green
ISBN: 0717136590 9780717136599
OCLC Number: 53190416
Description: xvii, 332 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The vicious fairies --
The fallen angels --
A fairy funeral --
Refereeing a fairy hurling match --
A queer walk --
A skeptic's story --
Man carried to play football --
A midnight ride --
A musician's story --
A fairy request thwarted --
Man borrows a fairy horse --
A fairy cow --
An old woman changes shape --
The rats from the ashes --
A strange pig --
Meeting the black dog --
The eel --
The fairy frog --
The bush that bled --
A fairy bush moved --
Man cuts briars in a fairy fort --
Respecting the ancient forts --
A sportsman who won't interfere --
Let very well alone! --
Mysterious sounds from two forts --
A pregnant woman goes into a fort --
The man in the coffin --
A house built between forts --
The fairy house --
Planting on a fairy path --
Electricity poles moved from fairy path --
Fairies violently object to their path being blocked --
Man gets warning from the fairy wind --
Three brief stories of the fairy wind --
A woman gets knocked with the Si-Gaoith --
Strange gravity --
Man prevented from passing --
Latoon dead hunt --
A fairy mansion --
Meeting the coiste bodhar, the fairies' hearse --
A personal experience of the banshee --
Banshee comes for dying man --
Banshee alerts family --
Banshee heard in Manhattan --
A prankster --
The barefield banshee --
A transaction with the other crowd --
The fairies repay a favor --
Fairy races horse to repay a favor --
Mare taken for fairy battle --
Hurler's bravery rewarded --
How the sextons got the gift of bonesetting --
Man in the fairies moves hay --
Tom of the fairies --
Hurler with a humpback --
Biddy Early "Strange" as a child --
Biddy early helps, but a price paid --
A clash of power: Biddy Early versus the clergy --
Three stories of priests who can see the other crowd --
Holy water given as protection --
Girl carried by the fairies --
The girl saved from the good people --
Woman carried asks for rescue --
A tragic loss of nerve --
A woman dies, and remarries --
Garret Barry and the changeling --
Two changeling stories --
A tailor saves a baby --
The fairies get set on a whole family --
A rash intervention condemns woman --
Unbeliever released from fort, barely! --
The shanaglish weaver.
Responsibility: Eddie Lenihan with Carolyn Eve Green.

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