Favourite Irish Myths and Legends - History

Favourite Irish Myths and Legends - History

Ireland has many excellent stories that were told by people in Ireland long ago. These old tales were told around the fire on winter nights, long before people could read or write. We do not know how much truth these stories contain or how much was made up by the story-teller. The heroes in these stories and the people who listened to them were called the Celts. From their stories we know the Celts believed in gods and magic.

These stories were eventually categorised into groups called cycles, each cycle dealing with a common group of characters. This website contains many of the popular legends, which are mainly from the Ulster Cycle and the Fenian Cycle.

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