The 5 Minute Stories of Ireland

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-221 Traditional Stories and “short knowledge” on 5”x8” index cards

-In English but includes Irish Gaelic pronunciation chart



Its a way of passing tradition through eye of the ear's needle in small bits so it can cross over and be installed in the soul of the brain!

When I teach Irish Studies I always come to class with my black file box of cards of verse.  I take a moment in each class to pass them out to my students. Each student gets a card and reads the short line or short story from it.  Then the students are instructed to pair up with one another selecting someone in the class that they do not know. Then, each tells the story or reads the verse to the other. In this way after each class period each student has two new sayings or stories. After exchanging the tales, I ask students to select the strangest of the lot. Undoubtedly this process focuses upon elements of the Celtic or Traditional Irish aesthetic.  One might also find this technique useful at family gatherings and party’s. It is an effective way to infuse the traditional into the contemporary and to avoid the arguments which come up at family events when there is a cultural void. 

The cards are punched and bound with 2 book rings that open allowing the cards to be re-arranged.

Take a moment to raise up these stories from the printed page and place them back into the living culture where they might take on new life. I have included both the very short and the moderate length tales.  This gives the reader a choice. Some do not do as well reading the longer as the shorter. Additionally, I have tried to provide a variety of styles. This “stew” aids in identifying the Irish or perhaps Celtic aesthetic which runs through the storytelling tradition as a constant through time. 


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