Although not strictly fairies in the sense we know, they are still supernatural beings and there are many stories about them in Irish folklore.  Perhaps it is the remnant of an ancestral memory of one of the ancient races of Ireland.  These stories of giants are a worldwide feature of folklore and are probably based on fact, as remains of giant skeletons have been found in America.

Stories, Myths and Legends associated with Giants

The Giant's Stairs

The Hospitality of Cuanna's House


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