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Celebrate St Patrick’s Day 2020 with an craic-ing Irish read.

Fairies, shamrocks, leprechauns, pookas and banshees – Irish myth and folklore runs deep in the collective consciousness. In times gone by, traditional storytellers called Seanchaí kept the ancient Celtic lore and wisdom alive. And today, storytelling remains something akin to a traditional Irish pastime. It’s no wonder Ireland remains a wellspring of imaginative literature. To celebrate St Patrick’s Day 2020, here’s just some of the emeralds from the Irish storytelling chest.