Faoladh, a.k.a. Conroicht, are a type of good werewolves found in Irish folklore and particularly associated with Ossory, Ireland.
Appearance: Faoladh appear as normal humans and then as wolves when they shape-shift.
Lore: According to some legends, Faoladh are descendants of Clan Allta of Ossory, Ireland, who have been cursed by St. Natalis. The details of the curse vary but the result of the curse is that the afflicted people transform into wolves. Sometimes this transformation is for a set period of time, such as 7 years. In some legends only one man and one woman is afflicted with the curse at any given time. Another variation involves actual physical transformation into a wolf versus the soul of the afflicted leaving their bodies and possessing a wolf. Despite the details of their affliction, Faoladh are considered to be good natured and are known to protect children and wounded adults, as well as to help people who are lost find their way home.
Powers: Faloadh are capable of human speech while in wolf form. The bite of a Faloadh does not transform a person into a werewolf.
Defense Against Faloadh: Faloadh are no threat to humans, though they do attack and eat cattle. Faloadh can be killed via normal weapons. If the human body of a Faloadh is moved when their soul is in wolf form then it is believed that the soul will not be able to locate the body and will not be able to return to it.
Faoladh and Ossory – Irish werewolf folklore
Another curse of Saint Naile?