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wtftodo Sun 11-Mar-18 18:51:17

Can anyone recommend a great illustrated collection of Irish legends for two young kids? We had loads growing up but I can’t find any now. Am in the UK (and grew up here) so not sure what to look for..

Rachel0Greep Mon 12-Mar-18 21:43:20

This looks like a lowly one, on Amazon.

www.amazon.co.uk/Favourite-Legends-Children-Yvonne-Carroll/dp/0717148378/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=irish+legends+for+children&tag=mumsnetforum-21&ie=UTF8&qid=1520890872&sr=8-1

Rachel0Greep Mon 12-Mar-18 21:43:53

...lovely... ( not lowly!)

Potkettleblack2 Mon 12-Mar-18 21:50:14

My son has the book Rachel recommended, and loves it. There are some gory bits e.g. heads getting chopped off! But I think that might be inevitable in these stories. The names can be difficult to pronounce, but that's half the fun!

ToesInWater Tue 13-Mar-18 09:58:38

I bought Irish Legends for Children (it comes up as books other people have bought on amazon) for my son when he was small. Lovely book.

justforthisthread101 Tue 13-Mar-18 12:07:52

We have the O'Brien book of Irish Fairy Tales and Legends. The DDs love it.

I'm Irish, they're English born and reared.

BillywigSting Sat 17-Mar-18 14:21:33

I had [[ these https://www.amazon.com/Finn-Wicked-Fairy-Irish-Legends/dp/1855347806]] when I was little, ds likes them now too. There's a load of different ones though, by a company called tarantula.

Beasmamma Sat 17-Mar-18 14:32:26

We have the one that Rachel0Greep mentioned - lovely book and there is a pronunciation guide at the back to help with the name if like me you need any help with that!

whifflesqueak Sat 17-Mar-18 14:35:56

Not a book, an animated film, but have you watched The Song of the Sea? We love it.

BillywigSting Sat 17-Mar-18 15:13:32

Song of the sea is really beautiful.

Secret of the Kells by the same crowd is good too

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