I’ve written several articles about the long tradition of Irish language authors working in the Science-Fiction, Fantasy and Horror genres and will post them here soon. In the meantime here is some interesting essays which touch on the subject from the Celtic Cultural Studies journal. Interesting question: when does Mythology and Folklore cross over into literary genre? Does Irish Mythology qualify as Fantasy?
More of this from me anon but in the meantime we have:
Philip O’Leary, “Science Fiction and Fantasy in the Irish Language”
C.W. Sullivan III, “Conscientious Use: Welsh Celtic Myth and Legend in Fantastic Fiction”
I have a lengthy appreciation of the wonderful British-born Irish language writer Cathal Ó Sándair – whose prodigious body of quality works would shame most other writers, in any language – that I will post here as well.
And if you like your Science-Fiction or Fantasy with a hefty dose of Irish and Celtic inspiration try these gems: