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Irish Wild Plants

Author : Niall Mac Coitir
ISBN : 1905172699
Genre : Nature
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This book explores the history of herbs in Ireland, Traditional herbal medicine, and different aspects of plant folklore.
Category: Nature

Ireland S Birds

Author : Niall Mac Coitir
ISBN : 9781848894983
Genre : Nature
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Birds have been important symbols in our art and culture for thousands of years. They have inspired poets and painters, and feature in many place names and legends. In this book, Niall Mac Coitir draws together the mythology, legends and folklore of Ireland's birds, both wild and domestic. The birds are presented in seasonal order based on their migratory habits (the cuckoo and summer) or on their cultural associations (the robin with Christmas). He also explores how birds are often powerful symbols of various virtues and qualities, such as the goose, which is a symbol of watchfulness and bravery. This challenges us to look at birds in a different way, as dynamic creatures that have influenced our society over the millennia. Written with imagination and enthusiasm, this mix of natural history, mythology and folklore will delight and enlighten all interested in the birds of Ireland.
Category: Nature

Ireland S Trees Myths Legends Folklore

Author : Niall Mac Coitir
ISBN : 9781848890886
Genre : Nature
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Name the five Great Trees of Ireland? What trees are most often found beside holy wells or cemeteries? Which tree gave the Red Branch Knights of Ulster their name? Ireland was once so heavily wooded it was said a squirrel could travel from Cork to Killarney without touching the ground. So it is no surprise that, in ancient Ireland, mythology and folklore were a part of the people's general knowledge about trees. Many of the myths and legends and much of the folklore associated with native trees persists to this day and are gathered together in this book.
Category: Nature

Ireland S Animals

Author : Niall Mac Coitir
ISBN : 9781848895256
Genre : Nature
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Niall Mac Coitir provides a comprehensive look at the folklore, legends and history of animals in Ireland, and describes their relations with people, being hunted for food, fur, sport, or as vermin, and their position today. A final section, inspired by stories of animal transformation, looks at twelve animals and how we can enrich our lives by visualising ourselves with their special qualities. This fascinating and beautifully illustrated compilation of folklore, legends and natural history will delight all with an interest in Ireland’s animals.
Category: Nature

Ireland S Wild Plants

Author : Niall Mac Coitir
ISBN : 1848892497
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In ancient Ireland there were 365 different body parts, and a different plant to cure each part. So Ireland's wild plants have been part of our culture and folklore from the earliest times, featuring in the Brehon Laws, early Irish poetry and herbal medicine. To carry a four-leaved shamrock brings luck in gambling, putting nine ivy-leaves under her pillow means a girl will dream of her future husband. Here the plants are described in seasonal order, the perspective of our ancestors. Different aspects of plant folklore are examined: their roles in magical protection, in charms and spells (especially for love!), as emblems in children's games, in Irish place names, and folklore cures.
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Ireland S Wild Plants Myths Legends Folklore

Author : Niall Mac Coitir
ISBN : 9781848890916
Genre : Nature
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In ancient Ireland there were 365 different parts to the body, and a different plant to cure each part. So the wild plants of Ireland are bound up in our culture and folklore from the earliest times. To arry a four-leaved shamrock brings luck in gambling, while putting nine ivy leaves under her pillow means a girl will dream of her future husband. Here plants are described in seasonal order, a perspective dating back to our ancestors. Different aspects of plant folklore are examined following a brief history of traditional herbal medicine in Ireland. Included are their roles in magical protection, in charms and spells (especially for love!), as emblems in children’s games, and in Irish place names.
Category: Nature

Legends Charms And Superstitions Of Ireland

Author : Lady Wilde
ISBN : 9780486120768
Genre : Fiction
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Features an Irish view of a spiritual and invisible world populated by fairies, elves, and evil beings as described through eerie tales and beguiling accounts of superstitions, animal legends, and ancient charms.
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Medicinal Plants In Folk Tradition

Author : David E. Allen
ISBN : 1604694297
Genre : Nature
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Firsthand accounts of the medicinal uses of more than 400 species as told by the plain folk of Britain and Ireland. Rich in lore and practical wisdom of the ages.
Category: Nature

Mysterious Celtic Mythology In American Folklore

Author : Bob Curran
ISBN : 9781589809178
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Many American legends have Celtic origins. Each chapter in this fascinating book presents a Celtic myth and a similar American one. Celtic immigrants brought these legends to all regions of the U.S. Old-world mythology morphs into New World folklore. Curran recounts America's oldest legends and traces their origins to the Celtic mythology of Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, presenting a similar old-world tale alongside each American version. Once transported to America, the original Celtic tales evolved to assimilate the new population's geographic, social, and religious customs, weaving their way into the fabric of American folk history.
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Celtic Folklore Cooking

Author : Joanne Asala
ISBN : 1567180442
Genre : Cooking
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Presents recipes for beverages, eggs, cheese, soups, vegetables, seafood, meats, and desserts, listing traditional holidays associated with the foods, and other folk beliefs and correspondences
Category: Cooking