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Ronnie Drew: Discography
Readings by Ronnie …


Irish Myths and Legends
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  • Irish Myths and Legends
    • 2006 - News Of The World [6 CD collection]
    • 2010 - Celtic Airs CACD9907 [6 CD Box-Set]

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  • Disc 1 — Cúchulaínn
  • Disc 2 — Tír na nÓg
  • Disc 3 — Deirdre of the Sorrows
  • Disc 4 — Fíonn MacCumhaill
  • Disc 5 — Maeve & The Bull of Cooley
  • Disc 6 — The Children of Lir

  • Credits
    • Read by Ronnie Drew
    • Produced by the News of the World Newspaper
  • Notes
    • This is an Exclusive Collection of CDs issued by the Irish Sun Newspaper.
    • The collection includes 6 discs, each containing an Irish Myths & Legends Story.

Notes

Cúchulaínn
Cúchulaínn was considered to be the bravest of all Irish heroes. Fearless and honourable, Cúchulaínn's adventures inspired the warriors of Ireland. But he was not without his enemies, chief among them the powerful Queen Maeve of Connaught.

Tir Na nOg
Enchanted by a beautiful maiden, Oisin son of Finn, enjoyed eternal youth for more than 300 year in the magical land of Tir na nOg, before returning to Ireland and seeing a land that had changed beyond all recognition!

Deirdre of the Sorrows
At her birth, it was foretold by a druid that Deirdre would be the cause of great death and destruction for Ulster. Many of the king’s warriors called for here to be killed immediately. But King Conor had other plans for Deirdre…

Fionn MacCumhaill
Fionn MacCumhaill is the most celebrated hero in Irish literature. As a boy, he tasted the Salmon of Knowledge and enjoyed a unique insight into the hearts of men. But all his courage and talents were required for his greatest challenge: to defeat the fierce some dragon, Aillen at Tara.

Maeve & the Bull of Cooley
Arguing with her husband over who enjoyed the most possessions, Queen Maeve of Connaught attempted to steal the great bull of Cooley, Donn Cuailnge, with disastrous consequences.

The Children of Lir
Turned to swans at the hand of their wicked step-mother, the Children of Lir were condemned to spend 300 years on Lough Derrevaragh, 300 years on the Sea of Moyle and another 300 years on the island if Inis Gora, off Mayo, before meeting a tragic end.

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Classic Oscar Wilde Stories
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  • Classic Oscar Wilde Stories
    • 2007 - News Of The World [6 CD collection]
  • Oscar Wilde’s Classic Children’s Tales
    • 2010 - Celtic Airs CACD9906 [6 CD Box-Set]

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  • Disc 1 — The Happy Prince
  • Disc 2 — The Selfish Giant
  • Disc 3 — The Devoted Friend
  • Disc 4 — The Nightingale & The Rose
  • Disc 5 — The Young King
  • Disc 6 — The Remarkable Rocket

  • Credits
    • Read by Ronnie Drew
    • Produced by the News of the World Newspaper

Notes

In April 2007, six CDs containing the stories of Oscar Wilde narrated by Ronnie Drew, were released with the News Of The World newspaper.

While Oscar Wilde is best known as the author of the Picture of Dorian Gray and The Importance of Being Earnest, he was also a teller of fairy tales. Wilde perfected his tales through private readings over many years and eventually published them in two collections between 1888 and 1891.

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