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Eddie fired up by ‘endless’ wealth of Irish stories
Eddie Lenihan looks a bit like one of the characters from the colourful stories he regales children with in schools across Galway County and City. Small and wiry, with a wild beard and long hair, he’s a picture-perfect storyteller who could have been magicked straight of his collection, Fionn Mac Cumhail’s Tales from Ireland.
That has just been republished by Mercier Press alongside Fionn Mac Cumhail’s Epic Adventures and Fionn Mac Cumhail’s Amazing Stories.
The stories, which were out of print for some years, contain such gems as How the First Blackbird Came to Ireland, Fionn Mac Cumhail and the Making of the Burren and Taoscán Mac Liath and the Magic Bees. Costing just €4.99 each, they are designed to be read by children aged 7-9, having been simplified somewhat from the original versions.Read More