Irish Fairy Tales and Legends O’ Brien Press/Seomra Ranga Competition

by admin on 23/03/2012

Such was the success of last week’s competition, that we’re going to do another to celebrate the forthcoming Easter holidays! This time O’ Brien Press has kindly given us five copies of the new paperback edition of “The O’ Brien Book of Irish Fairy Tales & Legends” by Una Leavy. The book contains ten well-known and loved legends: How Cúchulainn Got His Name; The Magic Shoes; Deirdre and the Sons of Uisneach; The King’s Secret; The Children of Lir; The Giant’s Causeway; The Bodach of the Grey Coat; The Pot of Gold; Tír na nÓg and The White Gander. The stories are retold by author and poet Una Leavy and beautifully illustrated by Susan Field.

This book ties in well with the English curriculum as well as the Story Strand of the SESE History curriculum. It’s a great way of introducing these traditional Irish tales to a new generation of children. No library or classroom in Ireland should be without this book.

To enter the competition to win a copy of the book for yourself or your class/school library, simply fill in the form below with your details, answer the questions and submit the form before 5pm on Thursday March 29th. Winners will be announced on Twitter after this time. One entry per teacher please! In order to give others a chance to win a prize, winners of last week’s competition are ineligible to enter. The questions are all related to stories in “Irish Fairy Tales and Legends” and hopefully they aren’t too difficult. Go n-éirí an t-ádh libh.

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Hellie March 23, 2012 at 7:14 pm

Another great book!! Fingers crossed

Stephen Hayes March 24, 2012 at 9:32 pm

Thanks Damien…..Well done on another nice competition…..Pick me out of the hat this time(“,)

Paula Loughlin Connaire March 24, 2012 at 9:58 pm

Nice Competition 🙂

Mary Jo Bell March 25, 2012 at 6:33 pm

Would enjoy reading these stories to my Junior Infants 🙂

admin March 25, 2012 at 8:28 pm

Hi everyone, thanks for the comments. It really is a nice book and it would be a shame to let these old Irish fairy tales and fables fall by the wayside never to be heard of again. So the book is a good way of re-introducing them to the present generation.

admin March 25, 2012 at 8:29 pm

Be careful with question 5 – a few people have got the answer wrong!

Stephen Hayes March 29, 2012 at 5:40 pm

Pick me and out I’ll read it to my children over Easter!

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