Irish Fairy Tales

Sinéad de Valera1973

The Library of Trinity College Dublin

The Library of Trinity College Dublin
Dublin, Ireland

Sinéad de Valera (neé O’Flanagan) (1878-1975) published over thirty books for children in both Irish and English. A lifelong patriot, she was a founding member of Inghinidhe na hÉireann (Daughters of Ireland). She wrote fairytales and folktales to help build a specifically Irish national identity, complemented by her teaching of the Irish language. In this story, three girls defeat a witch with the help of their local wise-woman.


  • Title: Irish Fairy Tales
  • Creator: Sinéad de Valera
  • Date Created: 1973
  • Location: London
  • Original Language: English
  • Contributor: Chris Bradbury
  • Collection: Story Spinners
  • Catalogue Number: OLS B-9-824

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