Irish Heritage Month for Children

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Celebrate Irish Heritage Month with a touch of the Irish! Elementary school-aged children may enjoy some of these Irish stories and tales set on the Emerald Isle. Read an Irish version of Cinderella, learn about the namesake of St. Patrick’s Day, or a tale of the Isle’s mischievous leprechauns. Whether you are of Irish heritage or are just Irish at heart, we hope these selections bring you the luck of the Irish!

Billy Beg and His Bull: An Irish Tale retold by Ellin Greene

Brave Margaret: An Irish Adventure by Robert D. San Souci

Clever Tom and the Leprechaun: An Old Irish Story retold by Linda Shute

Fair, Brown & Trembling: An Irish Cinderella Story by Jude Daly

Favorite Fairy Tales Told in Ireland retold from Irish storytellers by Virginia Haviland

Fin M’Coul: The Giant of Knockmany Hill retold and illustrated by Tomie de Paola

Great Irish Legends for Children edited by Helen Burnford and Eveleen Coyle

Irish Fairy Tales by James Stephens

The Last Snake in Ireland: A Story About St. Patrick by Sheila MacGill-Callahan

A Pot o’ Gold: A Treasury of Irish Stories, Poetry, Folklore, and (of course) Blarney selected and adapted by Kathleen Krull

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