Meeting the Other Crowd: The Fairy Stories of Hidden Ireland
Eddie Lenihan & Carolyn Eve Green
"The Other Crowd", "The Good People", "The Wee Folk" and "Them" are a few of the names given to the fairies by people in Ireland. Honoured for their gifts and feared for their wrath, the fairies remind us to respect both the world we live in and the forces we cannot see.
In "Meeting the Other Crowd", Eddie Lenihan presents a definitive collection of stories of these mysterious creatures who by turn afflict, enlighten and instruct those who cross their paths. Here is a book about a hidden Ireland, a land of mysterious taboos, dangers, otherworldly abductions, enchantments and much more. It is a world which most Irish people acknowledge exists, but which few of them, except the very oldest of professional folklorists, know much about.
Eddie Lenihan opens our eyes to this world with the passion and bluntness of a great storyteller. In doing so he provides one of the finest collections of Irish folklore in modern times.