Good Morning Yank! Thought I'd share this collection of works of Yeats and Lady Gregory. Perhaps you've already read some of these, but just in case not....here you go. There are some really enchanting stories and legends of Ireland in there....great reading: http://www.sacred-texts.com/neu/celt/vbwi/. The 'Sea Stories' are really entertaining and so hauntingly Irish! And what is so neat about all of this is that I've been to some of those places mentioned in the stories! Chat later...
You can find 'Man of Aran' on Neflix..for that fact, you probably can get it on any of the big movie rental websites. If you want to buy it, you can find the best deal on Amazon.com, Used DVD for 16.90. I bought one a few years ago and when I am in one of my Irish melancholy moods, I will sit down and take it all in. Also, have you seen, "The Secret of Roan Inish"? It is another great Irish film with a deep, mystical storyline. Have a great Sunday evening!
Yes, I have a friend who's relatives live in Donegal and I have read the faerie stories from that region....a place to be wonderfully lost in. Quite frankly, I think I need another lifetime to take in all of Ireland! Anyway, moving back down to the Aran Islands, have you seen the film, "Man of Aran", 1934?...if not, here's a wikipedia link to read up on it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man_of_Aran. I really enjoyed it immensely, however, it appears that it was a bit over-dramatized compared to the actual life of an Aran Island resident at the time. Ah, well, a bit of film history there!
Yes! The Twelve Pins will be on top of the list when I get over there! What incredible beauty. Have you hiked through them, yet? Eugene O'Neil's stories are brilliant and "The Hairy Ape" is a heart-breaker...a movie was produced back in 1944 after the story with Susan Hayward and William Bendix....I would love to find that one! Yank would be a challenging role to play.