About Us

Making Irish Folklore colourful, meaningful and memorable for children, using unique Irish voices to narrate and Irish artists to illustrate.

Irish Folklore Publications aims to bring Irish Folklore to a new and sustainable level for children around the world who love stories.

About the Author

Gaye McDonald has been a primary school teacher for almost two decades. Having researched Irish Folklore stories for her classes, Gaye decided to adapt ancient legends to enhance the way children their their native Folklore, making it more colourful, meaningful and memorable and instil in children a Passion that they will pass onto future generations.

Gaye hopes to instil in children a passion for Irish Folklore, which they will pass on to future generations.
Gaye has adapted ten classic stories from Irish Folklore. She has bilingually self-published the first two books/cds, St. Patrick’s Story for Children/Sceal Phadraig Naofa Do Phaisti and St Brigid’s Cloak/Cloca Naomh Brid. Both legends have been narrated in English by the infamous Irish/American actress, Maureen O’Hara. The Irish versions were narrated by Alan Titley, Professor Emiritus, Department of Irish, UCC and Eanna Ni Lamhna, author of Wild Dublin and Wild Things at School. Eanna is a Broadcaster on RTE’s Mooney Goes Wild and TV3s the Six O’Clock Show and is currently Vice President of the Tree Council of Ireland.

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Very importantly, 10% of the cost of each book/cd/eBook/iBook goes to the Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation who provide professional nursing home care for children below the age of five (presently).