We love the History of the Dingle Peninsula. So much so that we give talks every Friday and Saturday at 6pm during the summer months. Aido’s Annascaul Cafe and Pottery is very happy to have this book in stock. It is a book written by Luke Eastwood where he succinctly put together material and anthologies about the Dingle peninsula . He refers to folk tales that include the pre-Christian era of mythology and magic. He uses interviews and recollections from local people, ancient books, and the Dúchas Schools’ Collection
His book rewrites many older well known texts into simpler easy to follow modern English accounts. There is a really easy to follow account of the The Battle Of Ventry.
The Reviews of the book are really good
The Cord Magazine
The Cord Magazine says that it is a treasure trove of or legend and myth where many of the aspects of myth are criter that th gaelic leagues would have espoused in their time . The book breaks down into easy to consume stories where the content s very varied . Luke speaks of Tales of ‘The Cailleach of Corca Duibhne’ and the ‘The Lament of the Fairies’. Future generations will love this book
Indie Shaman magazine
Indie Shaman magazine says that Eastwood weaves a lovely mosaic of tales. he mentions many antiquity theme of the peninsula and many accounts up to the present. One minute he is offering stories about leprechauns and then witches. Later he is speaking about Fungie the dolphin, the famous resident of Dingle harbour. Fungies dies in 2020. It is a perfect Dingle gift idea for anyone with a fondness for the Emerald Isle.
The Kerryman says that Luke gives light to the last knights of Kerry. he writes about the Dunquin catastrophe including issue relating to “The Soupers”
The Druid Network
Even The Druid Network reviews the book to highlight the 1845 to 1848 Potato Famine. They love the articles on Tom Crean and Jerome O Connor. Dingle Folk Tales is a book that appeals to anyone who likes reading folk tales. A great book for anyone who has ancestry traceable to the Dingle Peninsula . There is a more comprehensive review here You can purchase the book on line and we can ship to you at an additional cost.