Irish & Celtic Folktales: Fairies

Timeless Myths: Faeries
 – Background info: Origins of Faeries and types. Fairy People: A list of faeries and a description.

LetterPile: Forgotten Fairies of Irish Folklore & A Guide To Irish Folk Tales – Articles.

Wikipedia: Fairy – Historical development, origin, Tuatha Dé Danann and more. Also, Classification of Fairies.

Ireland’s Eye: Hidden Ireland: A guide to Irish Fairies – Introduction – Look to the left of the screen for more information about Irish Fairies. This site offers short bits of info.

Project Gutenberg: Free, downloadable versions of the following books:


Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry by W. B. Yeats

The Irish Fairy Book by Alfred Perceval Graves and George Denham

Irish Fairy Tales by Edmund Leamy

Irish Fairy Tales by James Stephens


Celtic Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs

The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries by W. Y. Evans-Wentz

Celtic Folk and Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs and John Dickson Batten

More Celtic Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs and John Dickson Batten

Celtic Tales, Told to the Children by Louey Chisholm

Literature Network: Yeats: The Celtic Twilight – Free to read online.

LibriVox: Free audio versions.

The Celtic Twilight – Free to Download or listen on line.

Tales of Folk and Fairies by Katharine Pyle –  Listen to 15 Different children’s stories from around the world.

YouTube: Watch the Irish & Celtic Fairies Playlist. Listen to The Celtic Twilight by Yeats as well. Here’s one of the videos in the list.

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