The King of Ireland's Son

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
The King of Ireland's Son
Author Padraic Colum
Illustrator Willy Pogany
Country Ireland
Language English
Genre Children's novel
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardcover)

The King of Ireland's Son is a children's novel published in Ireland in 1916 written by Padraic Colum, and illustrated by Willy Pogany. It is the story of the eldest of the King of Ireland's sons, and his adventures winning and then finding Fedelma, the Enchanter's Daughter, who after being won is kidnapped from him by the King of the Land of Mist. It is solidly based in Irish folklore, itself being originally a folktale.

Another evolution from the original folktale was written by Brendan Behan, published in Brendan Behan's Island, 1962, pp. 136–141.

External links[edit]