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Curses on the McInerney family of Co Clare: A folktale from Sixmilebridge
by Luke McInerney



       Historical Context

       Commentary on the Text

       Folktales of Killone

       Concluding Remarks

       MS G990 National Library of Ireland



An early nineteenth-century folktale from Co Clare is translated and published here by Luke McInerney. The historical context and main themes of the story are outlined and a possible historical basis is suggested. A translation of the original Irish language is provided and a comparison made with other tales from the area. This article first appeared in the North Munster Antiquarian Journal, vol. 50, 2010. pp. 89-107. We are grateful to Luke McInerney for donating this article.


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