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County Clare Folk-Tales and Myths by Thomas Johnson Westropp


       Chapter 1: The Gods

       Chapter 2: The Red Branch Heroes

       Chapter 3: Finn Cycle

       Chapter 4: Semi-historical Tales

       Chapter 5: Early Christian Period

       Chapter 6: The Danish Wars and King Brian

       Chapter 7: Other Traditions up to A.D. 1270

       Chapter 8: Period 1318-1500

       Chapter 9: The Sixteenth Century

       Chapter 10: The Seventeenth Century

       Chapter 11: The Eighteenth Century

       Chapter 12: Undated Tales


Tomb of Conor na Siudaine

This collection of articles by T.J. Westropp details tales and myths relating to County Clare. They cover the earlier tales of the Finn Cycle and Red Branch Heroes, as well as tales relating to historical figures like Richard de Clare, Conor na Siudaine and Máire Rua. These articles were originally published in a series which appeared in ‘Folk-Lore: Transactions of the Folk-Lore Society’ between 1910 and 1913. Nine articles formed A Folklore Survey of County Clare’, and four others formed ‘County Clare Folk-Tales and Myths’ which is presented here.

Clare County Library wishes to thank Clare Local Studies Project for preparation of raw text for this publication

Folklore of Clare

Chapter 1