—Roger D. Abrahams, editor of African Folktales
"This latest volume of an already distinguished series maintains and even exceeds the high standards of the previous ones. The tales reveal the deep humanity of the Irish people; the commentary and notes reveal the humanity of Glassie. Very highly recommended."
— Library Journal
"A marvelous assortment selected from published (but often out-of-print) collections by the likes of pioneer collectors Lady Wilde, Robin Flower, and Jeremiah Curtin, and from unpublished manuscripts in private and state-owned archives."
—Los Angeles Times Book Review
"Vivid and surprising . . . The Irish gift for prolixity and verbal magic glistens throughout Glassie's collection."