Yeats' FAIRY AND FOLK TALES OF THE IRISH PEASANTRY

SOME AUTHORITIES ON IRISH FOLK-LORE

Croker's Legends of the South of Ireland. Lady Wilde's Ancient Legends of Ireland. Sir William Wilde's Irish Popular Superstitions. McAnally's Irish Wonders. Irish Folk-Lore, by Lageniensis. Lover's Legends and Stories of the Irish Peasantry. Patrick Kennedy's Legendary Fictions of the Irish Celts, Banks of the Boro, Legends of Mount Leinster, and Banks of the Duffrey; Carleton's Traits and Stories of the Irish Peasantry; and the chap-books, Royal Fairy Tales, Hibernian Tales, and Tales of the Fairies. Besides these there are many books on general subjects, containing stray folk-lore, such as Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Hall's Ireland; Lady Chatterton's Rambles in the South of Ireland; Gerald Griffin's Tales of a Jury-room; and the Leadbeater Papers. For banshee stories see Barrington's Recollections and Miss Lefanu's Memoirs of my Grandmother. In O'Donovan's introduction to the Four Masters are several tales. The principal magazine articles are in the Dublin and London Magazine for 1825-1828 (Sir William Wilde calls this the best collection of Irish folk-lore in existence); and in the Dublin University Magazine for 1839 and 1878, those in '78 being by Miss Maclintock. The Folk-Lore Journal and the Folk-Lore Record contain much Irish folk-lore, as also do the Ossianic Society's publications and the proceedings of the Kilkenny Archæological Society. Old Irish magazines, such as the Penny Journal, Newry Magazine, and Duffy's Sixpenny Magazine and Hibernian Magazine, have much scattered through them. Among the peasantry are immense quantities of ungathered legends and beliefs.

Aran Islanders, J. Synge [1898] (public domain photograph)