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Celtic ireland presentation[1]

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Celtic ireland presentation[1]

  1. 1. Celtic Tales <br />of<br />Ireland<br />(excluding Cuchulainn & Finn)<br />Sarah Brock<br />
  2. 2. Grace Connor <br />THADY and Grace Connor lived on the borders of a large turf bog, in the parish of Clondevaddock, where they could hear the Atlantic surges thunder in on the shore, and see the wild storms of winter sweep over the Muckish mountain, and his rugged neighbours. Even in summer the cabin by the bog was dull and dreary enough.<br />Thady Connor worked in the fields, and Grace made a livelihood as a pedlar, carrying a basket of remnants of cloth, calico, drugget, and frieze about the country. The people rarely visited any large town, and found it convenient to buy from Grace, who was welcomed in many a lonely house, where a table was hastily cleared, that she might display her wares. Being considered a very honest woman, she was frequently entrusted with commissions to the shops in Letterkenny and Ramelton. As she set out towards home, her basket was generally laden with little gifts for her children.<br />"Grace, dear," would one of the kind housewives say, "here's a farrel of oaten cake, with a taste of butter on it; take it with you for the weans;" or, "Here's half-a-dozen of eggs; you have a big family to support.“<br />Small Connors of all ages crowded round the weary mother, to rifle her basket of these gifts. But her thrifty, hard life came suddenly to an end. She died after an illness of a few hours.<br />Thady was in bed the night after the funeral, and the fire still burned brightly, when he saw his departed wife across the room and bend over the cradle. Terrified, he covered his face with the blanket; and on looking up again the appearance was gone.<br />
  3. 3. Grace Connor (cont…)<br />Next night he lifted the infant out of the cradle, and laid it behind him in the bed, hoping thus to escape his ghostly visitor; but Grace appeared in the room, and stretching over him to wrap up her child. Shrinking and shuddering, the poor man exclaimed, "Grace, woman, what brings you back? What is it you want with me?“<br />"I want nothing from you, Thady, but to put that baby back in her cradle," replied the spectre. "You're too afraid of me, but my sister Rose will not be—tell her to meet me tomorrow evening in the old wallsteads.“<br />Rose lived with her mother about a mile off, but she obeyed her sister's summons without the least fear, and kept the strange tryste in due time.<br />"Rose, dear," she her departed sister as she appeared before her in the old wallsteads, "my mind's uneasy about the two red shawls in the basket. Matty Hunter and Jane Taggart paid me for them, and I bought them with their money, Friday was eight days. Give them the shawls tomorrow. And old Mosey M'Corkell gave me money for a wiley coat; it's in under the other things in the basket. And now farewell; I can get to my rest.“<br />“Grace, Grace, wait a minute," cried the faithful sister, as the dear voice grew fainter, and the dear face began to fade—"Grace, darling! Thady? The children? One word more!" but neither cries nor tears could further detain the spirit hastening to its rest.<br />Source--- http://oaks.nvg.org/irtales3-4.html#grace<br />
  4. 4. Moral Lessons in Celtic Tales of Ireland<br />There are many different moral lessons throughout these tales and stories. The moral lesson in the tale, Grace Connor, is to put matters straight and try to make all situations right. Another lesson is to have very little unsettled business before departing somewhere. Others can include <br /> -Seizing one’s opportunities whenever presented the chance<br /> -Don’t give into greed<br /> -Never hate<br /> -Act smarter, not harder<br /> -And many others…<br />
  5. 5. Map of Ireland <br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/bombusdesign/2074783174/<br />Image source-<br />
  6. 6. Map of Ireland #2 <br />Image source-<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/mike52ad/3300544766/<br />

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