In lieu of a course textbook or course curriculum, here are the writings that I have gathered.

Textbook Selections

  • The World of Myth: An Anthology by David A. Leeming
    • "Danu-Don" from "The God as Archetype: The Great Mother" (130 - 131) 
    • "Cuchulainn" from "Hero Myths" (230 - 232)
  • World MythologyThe Illustrated Guide by Roy Willis
    • "The Celtic Pantheon / A miscellany of Gods" (178 - 179)
    • "Myths and Gods of Ireland/The Mythological Cycle" (180 - 181)
    • "The Hero of Ulster/Tales of Cu Chulainn" (182 - 183)
    • "Finn and His Warriors/The Fenian myths" (184 - 185)

Major Myths

  • "The Great Cattle Raid of Cooley" (Tain Bo Cualiage)
  • "Dagda's Harp" (Tuath De Danann)
  • "Children of Lir" (Clann Lir)

Irish Stories

  • "Paddy Corcoran's Wife" by W. B. Yeats (Faeries)
  • "Jamie Freel and the Young Lady" by Miss Letitia MacLintock (Changling)
  • "How Thomas Connolly Met the Banshee" by J. Todhunter (Banshee)
  • "The Piper and the Puca" by Douglas Hyde (Pooka)

Irish Poetry

  • "The Song of Wandering Aengus" by W. B. Yeats (Gods and Goddesses)
  • "The Stolen Child" by W. B. Yeats (Faeries)
  • "When You Are Old" by W. B. Yeats (Irish Classic)
  • "He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven" by W. B. Yeats (Irish Class)
  • "The Faeries" by William Allingham (Faeries)
  • "The Cusheen Coo" by J. J. Callanan (Faeries)
  • "A Faery Thorn" by Samuel Ferguson (Faeries)
  • "The Fairy Nurse" by Edward Walsh (Changling)
  • "A Dream" by WIlliam Allingham (Ghost)

Irish Movies

Irish Documentaries and Lectures

  • "The Dagda's Harp and Other Celtic Myths" from The Great Lectures

Supporting Texts for Future Curriculum Development

  • Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry by W. B. Yeats
  • Early Irish Myths and Sagas by Jeffery Gantz
  • The Celtic Twilight: Faerie and Folklore by W. B. Yeats
  • Celtic Gods and Heroes by Marie-Louise Sjoestedt
  • Celtic Myths and Legends by Peter Berresford Ellis
  • Celtic Lore and Legend by Dr. Bob Curran

Presentations to Review

Irish Gods and Goddesses (Click here to download)
Irish Folktales (Click here to download)
Irish Countryside (Click here to download)
Irish History (Click here to download)
Irish Book of Kells (Click here to download)