West Cork History

The Beara Book of Wonders, 1991 Collection of 21 stories with 7 colour illustrations by the children of Beara, West Cork, Grandfather tells a story, The Gallaun, The Mysterious Cow, The Two Giants, Storms and Reic. After Reic, The Rib of Hair, Droichead-na-nGadaí (Bridge of the thief), The First Fox to come to Dursey Island, Peadarín O’Shea and the Fairies. Ros Caha, Bád Sidge (Fairy Boat), Patrick O’Sullivan’s Story, The Mysterious Holy Water Font, Cuas na Seisrighe (Cave of the Pair of Ploughing Horses), The Boaster, The Woman from the Sea, The Slater and the Ráib (well known Murderer), The Devil at Dunboy, Press Gangs, Illustrations: Reic, Storytelling, The Stolen Child, The Rib of Hair, Droichead-na-nGadaí, Peadarín’s House, The First Fox to Come to Dursey.

Note on scanning the pagination is out of synch.

Courtesy Allihies Folklore Group 1991.

Allihies Folklore Childrens Project 1991

The reference to Press Gangs is…

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