A few words about Keith…
Keith is a native of County Donegal on Ireland’s Atlantic Northwest coast. He is a seanchaí, following in the ancient Gaelic tradition of storytelling. Keith’s wise and engaging voice is the voice of millenia of oral storytellers. He is the teller who collects and preserves the legends, folklore and ancient knowledge of his people and passes it on to succeeding generations.
Keith is the author of three critically acclaimed books. His new book ‘Mysteries and Legends of Donegal’ is available for purchase through this site. His forthcoming new series ‘Fireside Stories’ will see Keith perform some of the most popular stories from his latest book. The setting will be Keith’s nineteenth century traditional Donegal cottage.
He hopes to return to storytelling for live venues and festivals in 2022. Keith offers storytelling experiences for familes and small groups, and as a unique gift voucher. You can get in touch with Keith’s contact page with any enquiries or questions you may have about books, storytelling or Ireland tours.
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Books – Keith Corcoran Author Donegal Ireland
MYSTERIES AND LEGENDS OF DONEGAL: Historical tales of the unexpected
“With this book, Keith has preserved and passed on a range of wondrous, often terrifying tales of Donegal. Again and again I found complete stories which I previously knew only in tantalising scraps. This book is a treasure. It is a book to preserve on your bookshelf not just for yourself but for your children and your grandchildren. It will be forever a Donegal classic.”
Soinbhe Lally – author of ‘Ancient Legends of Ireland’ and ‘Favourite Irish Fairy Tales’
“Keith has skillfully mined a new seam of historical mysteries and legends to craft an important piece of work. The result is a renewed collection of wonder tales to enhance our rich folklore tradition.”
Matt Molloy – The Chieftains
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