The Changing Concept of Folklore

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In the Irish tale of Oisín and Patrick, the main character, regarded in legend as Ireland’s greatest poet, returns from Tir na nÓg to his home after what to him has been three years, only to find that far longer has passed: “Some say it was hundreds of years he was in the Country of the Young, and some say it was thousands of years he was in it; but whatever time it was, it seemed short to him” (Gods and Fighting Men, Lady…

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Writer — Folklorist — UCD Graduate — Film Studies MA Student

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Writer — Folklorist — UCD Graduate — Film Studies MA Student

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