Paperback: EU RRP: €7.95 UK RRP: £8.95 US RRP: $8.95 ISBN: 978-1-5272-4598-3
Ebook: EU RRP: €3.99 UK RRP: £3.25 US RRP: $3.99 ISBN: 978-1-5272-4847-2
'A collection of 49 tales spanning ancient history through to the modern era, all from the Dingle Peninsula. Our first book of 2022, available in paperback and ebook.
This is the latest book from author Luke Eastwood, who has previously had success with titles such as “Kerry Folk Tales”, “The Journey” and “The Druid’s Primer”. “Dingle Folk Tales“ covers the pre-Christian era of magic and mythology right up to Fungie the dolphin, of modern times. This collection has been compiled over 2 years from local people, ancient books, the Duchas Schools’ Collection and also exclusive interviews with individuals directly involved in some of the stories - from all over the Dingle peninsula. Many of the stories, that were in an antiquated or difficult to read style have been completely rewritten in modern English, as well as a couple that have been translated from Gaeilge (Irish) the language spoken on the western half of the Dingle peninsula. The collection also includes a complete original translation of “The Battle Of Ventry” from 1885.
Dingle or Corca Dhuibhne, as the peninsula is called in the Irish language, is an extraordinary place. With just two roads in and out of the long, thin peninsula, that juts out into the Atlantic Ocean. It is an isolated place that has a history, customs and stories all of its own. The whole peninsula is full of historical places, many reaching back into the neolithic past, before even the Celts arrived on these shores. This collection brings together history and tales from all across the Dingle area, from top to bottom, and ranging from the dim and distant past, right up to the current times. Dingle is a special place, with a strange, unique history and charm - as this book will reveal. This collection features illustration from Bob Ó Cathail and Elena Danaan.