Printed Books

Starting Out

I would also suggest finding any lore book possible and begin by reading! You can find some online lore translations at the “Online Resources” page. Then maybe also picking out a book from the “History, Culture, and Analysis” section to understand some context for the lore.

Myth, Legend, Stories

  • The Táin by Ciaran Carson (Irish)
  • Celtic Fairy Tales: Traditional Stories from Ireland, Wales and Scotland by Joseph Jacobs (Celtic)
  • The Táin by Thomas Kinsella (Irish)
  • Celtic Myths edited by Jake Jackson (Celtic)
  • Celtic Wonder Tales by Ella Young (Irish)

History, Culture, and Analysis

  • A History of Ireland in 250 Episodes by Jonathan Bardon (Irish)
  • The Year in Ireland by Kevin Danaher (Irish)
  • The Fairy Faith in Celtic Countries by W. Y. Evans-Wentz (Celtic)
  • Celtic Myth and Legends by James MacKillop (Celtic)
  • The Lore of Ireland by Dáithí Ó hÓgáin (Irish)
  • Celtic Gods and Heroes by Marie-Louise Sjoestedt (trans Myles Dillon)
  • Cattle Lords and Clansmen: The Social Structure of Early Ireland by Nerys Thomas Patterson (Irish)

Special Interests

  • The Carmina Gadelica by Alexander Carmichael
  • The Element Encyclopedia of the Celts: The Ultimate A-Z of the Symbols, History, and Spirituality of the Legendary Celts by Rodney Castleden
  • The Morrigan: Meeting the Great Queens by Morgan Daimler
  • Irish Witchcraft from an Irish Witch by Lora O’Brien (Irish)
  • A Practical Guide to Irish Spirituality by Lora O’Brien (Irish)
  • Irish Inspirations: Toasts, Wit, & Blessings published by Sterling Innovation (Irish)
  • Irish Cures, Mystic Charms, and Superstitions by Lady Wilde (Irish)