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An Fear Marbh

The Sleeping Giant
by Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick
“Long ago, when Ireland was still on the edge of the world, there was a giant living in County Kerry. He
was large as giants go, but a friendly, happy sort of fellow.
Unfortunately, he was also rather noisy and got in the way quite a bit!‘
The Sleeping Giant tells the story of an island off the coast of Ireland which looks just like a giant sleeping in the sea. What if it is really a giant - and what if, one day, the Sleeping Giant wakes up?
The Sleeping Giant tells of the mayhem created when the giant wakes and takes a walk around County Kerry and the confused responses of the human beings. The problems are resolved by the intervention of Ann who volunteered to talk to the giant and persuaded him to go back and lie down to become an island again.
Wolfhound Press, Dublin 1998, ISBN 086327 643 1

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wernere0110-Jun-2008 08:31
Great shot. Brilliant light on the island. v
Jason Anderson06-Jun-2008 12:37
Fantastic light! (I'm whispering, of course...)
northstar3702-Jun-2008 20:49
a beauty
Johnny JAG02-Jun-2008 19:08
I believe it!
marie-jose wolff02-Jun-2008 19:00
wonderful landscape and lovely little story! V
Zak02-Jun-2008 18:50
we've got a Sleeping Warrior too -
Stewart Mitchell02-Jun-2008 17:21
Easy to see how the legend shot, really does look like a giant in repose!!
Guest 02-Jun-2008 15:41
we have a sleepy giant too but is a mountain.-v-
Guest 02-Jun-2008 12:23
I like the story!
Yvonne02-Jun-2008 10:35
What a delightful story and beautiful view, Máire! v
Pat Shawyer02-Jun-2008 09:04
How lovely Maire, well taken and well told !
Mairéad02-Jun-2008 09:00
Great photo Maire which captures the mood perfectly. V
laine8202-Jun-2008 08:48
I know..
I am
Silly School
Silly Mummy- Silly Daddy
I'm a Tiger
Izzy & Skunk
But not The Sleeping Giant :>(
She is an enormously popular author in our libraries !!
Ann...02-Jun-2008 07:23
I love all the snippets of Folklore and Fable that you include with your beautiful photographs.