2002 IBBY Honor, International Board on Books for Young People

“This comic, tender collection of tales from the oral tradition will give adults as much pleasure to read aloud as it will give children to hear. Doyle has a lively prose style full of wonderfully idiomatic dialogue... Sharkey's palette of autumnal colours is exceptionally rich and luminous." Starred Review - The Sunday Times

"A very lively retelling of seven traditional Irish stories accompanied by striking stylised artwork from Niamh Sharkey (winner of the Mother Goose Award)."  The Bookseller

"A book to be treasured, as youngsters will return to it again and again.”  Book Trust UK

“Pure magic spills from every page of Malachy Doyle's Tales from Old Ireland. The seven spellbinding myths and legends gathered here provide a panorama of Celtic culture and traditions in a landscape peopled with fairies, witches and other supernatural creatures. The prose - rich in rhyme, rhythm and imagery - is perfect for reading aloud. Niamh Sharkey's richly expressionistic pictures are the perfect compliment." Junior Education