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Publisher's Summary

Internationally acclaimed Irish folksinger Maura O'Connell narrates seven of the brightest jewels from the Irish storytelling tradition in this magnificent, unabridged recording of Malachy Doyle's Tales from Old Ireland. With its captivating language, larger-than-life characters, dramatic landscapes, and magical happenings, this enchanting collection of favorite Irish folk tales will transport listeners to another world for many happy hours.
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©2000 Malachy Doyle

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"The writing is spare and beautiful, and Maura O'Connell's expressive reading perfectly captures the timeless spirit of the tales." ( School Library Journal)

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Enchanting

An enchanting collection of traditional Irish folk tales. Maura O'Connell does a fine job in reading them. The only flaw I found with this program was that the music played between the stories was louder by far than the rest of the recording. By turning down the volume I regularly missed the title of the next story. But this is a minor problem and I can still wholeheartedly recommend this collection to anyone interested in Ireland and its stories.

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  • 02-12-20

Enjoyed by children and parents too

One of our favourite audiobooks. Beautifully told Irish myths to fill our heads with magic. Narrated so softly by Maura O’Connell. We regularly put it on for our kids to fall asleep too and when in the car.

A real gem.

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