Re-chnoc Mna Duibhe (The Dark Fairy Rath)
DESCRIPTION: Gaelic. The singer meets and falls in love with a woman taken by the fairies. She discourages his advances but he puts his arms around her. "But, when I glanced up, behold! nought could I see. She had fled from my sight as a bird from the tree!"
EARLIEST DATE: 1956 (OCroinin-Cronin)
KEYWORDS: foreignlanguage courting abduction beauty magic supernatural separation
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
OCroinin-Cronin 122, "Re-chnoc Mna Duibhe" (7 texts)
NOTES: The description follows the English translation in James Clarence Mangan, The Poets and Poetry of Munster (Dublin: James Duffy and Sons, 1884 ("Digitized by Microsoft"), Fourth Edition, pp. 216-219, "Reioh-chnoc mna Sighe (The Dark Fairy Rath)." - BS
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