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    A posthumously published collection of fairy tales from the Irish novelist Maura Laverty 1907 1966 The ueen of Aran's Daughter presents seven entertaining stories set on Inis Mór the largest of the Aran Isands Although described on the dust jacket as original these stories seem to be taken straight from the folk tradition an impression reinforced by Dr Pat Donlon's National Library of Ireland foreword in which he maintains that they are a gift to the reader from the storytellers of Aran lovingly retold and preserved for us by Maura Laverty Included are The ueen of Aran's Daughter in which a king who unwisely offends the fairies is punished when his only child is born terribly disfigured But all is not lost for a kind heart is powerful than any magic Máire Bheag and the Talking Fish in which a young girl hears the tale of wicked King Dánach and his efforts to destroy the hero Finn McCool The Lone Woman of Kilcronan in which an old miser named Feochadán Irish for thistle attempts to steal the Lone Woman's little red hen only to lose something he values far Cody Foran and the Fairy Boat in which a lazy young man with a talent for music unexpectedly makes his fortune when a storm sends him to the bottom of the ocean where he encounters the king of the leprechauns The Misfortunes of Noreen in which a much abused ass is magically given the power of speech which she uses to help a kind hearted boy from whom her master intends to steal thereby earning her own freedom The Old Man of the Dún in which a runaway servant boy named Joey Malone finds himself working for the musically inclined Old Man of the Dún for which he is richly rewarded Micilín Buídhe and the White Stone in which a small young boy learns that wishes don't always produce the desired resultsI was fortunate enough a few years ago to spend some time in Ireland and had the pleasure of visiting all three of the Aran Islands I sat in Synge's Chair on Inis Meáin looking out to sea; hiked along the narrow stone enclosed roads; and of course I sought out every ancient stone ring fort Dún I could find These included Dún Conchuir and Dún Fearbhaí on Inis Meáin; and Dún Dúchatair Dún Eoghanachta Dún Eochla and the magnificent Dún Aengus on Inis Mór This marvelous collection with its smattering of Irish words and its freuent references to the Dún was a welcome reminder of that magical summer in my life That alone makes me glad to have found it


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The Queen of Aran's Daughter ❰PDF / Epub❯ ☃ The Queen of Aran's Daughter Author Maura Laverty – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk A collection of fairy tales including The ueen of Aran's Daughter Máire Bheag and the Talking Fish The Lone Woman of Kilcronan Cody Foran and the Fairy Boat The Misfortunes of Noreen The Old Man of t A collection of fairy of Aran's Kindle Ñ tales including The ueen of Aran's Daughter Máire Bheag and the Talking Fish The Lone Woman of Kilcronan Cody Foran and the Fairy Boat The Misfortunes of Noreen The Old Man of the Dún Micilín Buídhe and the White Stone.