Long ago, the Gaels brought this folktale from the Isle of Barra, Scotland, to Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. A favourite of Cape Breton Gaelic tradition bearer Michael “Mickey” MacNeil, this tale tells the story of Luran, a farmer and fisherman. Luran had cattle, sheep, and horses, and a good boat too. But one thing was bothering him: the fairies kept coming every night and stealing his animals. He didn’t know what to do. But one day when he was out fishing, a mermaid came to his boat…
8.5 x 8.5 inches
Luran and the Mermaid
- Listed with the Nova Scotia School Book Bureau, NSSBB # 2002776 (view)
- Also available in a traditional Nova Scotia Gaelic-language edition.
- Also available in a Gaelic Orthographic Conventions (GOC) Gaelic-language edition suitable for use in GME schools in Scotland