Those magic words 'Once upon a time' have been spoken around the flickering flame of the turf fire by storytellers for thousands of years. Tony Locke has gathered together stories that are part of the rich tapestry that makes up folklore, myth and legend of Co. Mayo.
This book will take you on a journey through the ruged landscape of the West Coast of Ireland, to its holy mountain Croagh Patrick known locally as The Reek and across the waters of Clew Bay. Here you will read of Grainne Uialle, The Pirate Queen, the spectre known as Fír Gorta who roamed the famine villages of West Mayo, the monsters that inhabit the deep waters of Lough Mask and the Matchstalk man of Straide. You will also read the Love Flower and two young lovers, the land of eternal youth known as Tír na Nóg and the Night of the Big Wind.
Mayo Folk Tales
- Publisher: Tony Locke
- Availability: In Stock