Celtic Night: A Fifteen-Year-Old Girl's Modern Retelling of by Bridget O'Dwyer

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By Bridget O'Dwyer

A contemporary retelling of A Midsummer Night's Dream, this tale of a 15-year-old American girl's adventure learning in another country within the Irish geographical region borrows components from Irish folklore and escapist-fantasy fiction. Adjustment to existence with an Irish relations is tough initially, yet she forges a bond together with her new tuition associates whilst, overdue one evening, they slip out into the encircling woods and revel with fairy-like creatures at a mystical marriage ceremony get together. genuine settings in eire give you the backdrop for the tale, and the Shakespearean storyline serves good to depict an adolescent's step forward from outsider prestige to club in an enchanted society.

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Second, Declan goes to school with Nora and Eoghan and we talked for like a second. Third, what is hurling? And fourth, he’s kind of cute. ” I said laughing and falling into my pillow. Aisling was coyly grinning at me but strangely Grainne had a straight face. ” I asked her. ” she asked as if I should be ashamed of myself. ” “Oh, so the wooden stick is used for hurling,” I said out loud remembering my confusion the other day. “We’re going to have to bring you to a match, this is just ridiculous.

Sorry it’s so small, but Grainne and I are barely here during the week so it won’t be cramped all the time,” Aisling said. “Oh, no, it’s great. It’s, um, very cozy,” I said, slightly sarcastically. I was pretty certain that it was going to be anything but great, as I was used to having a room larger than this all to myself back home. After the introductions and the millions of questions, Jack and Una left the room. Aisling and Grainne sat on the double bed while I sat on the single. They were both in college, but returned home on the weekends.

Halfway into Miss Dwyer’s explanation on the various mannerisms of Leprechauns, I noticed as I looked around the classroom that, with the exception of a few girls, everyone was either asleep on their desks or doing last nights 45 homework. I was alert and eager to hear more. By the end of the two hours I had learned the real story of Leprechauns. That evening I went home and wrote Sophie a long e-mail. com Hey girl, Today was my second day of school. Our class is doing a unit on Celtic Mythology and I learned the truth about the myth of the Leprechaun today!

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