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Irish superstitions

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Published by Gill & Macmillan in Dublin .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Ireland.
    • Subjects:
    • Superstition -- Ireland.,
    • Folklore -- Ireland.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementDáithí Ó hÓgáin.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsGR153.5 .O155 2002
      The Physical Object
      Pagination126 p. :
      Number of Pages126
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3649768M
      ISBN 100717133710
      LC Control Number2002491774
      OCLC/WorldCa48570358


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Subjects: Superstition -- Ireland. Folklore -- Ireland. Book: All Authors / Contributors: Dáithí Ó hÓgáin. Find more information about: ISBN:   Irish superstitions are ultimately concerned with addressing the helplessness of the human condition.

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Popular Irish folkltales include the Otherworld (An Saol Eile), which revolves around the idea of supernatural manifestations and beings appear in many of the folkloristic genres such as ballads, popular song, legends, memorates, belief statements and folkloric material. Dáithí Ó hÓgáin, one of Ireland’s leading folklorists, gives a lively and informative account of the widespread folk beliefs of Ireland in Irish Superstitions, this popular guide to Irish superstitions, old wives’ tales and other spooky stuff from the Irish countryside.

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Everything from Irish myths, superstitions, and even songs of Ireland are included. From blessings, to spells, this book is chocked full of info. Fairies were good to mortals who observed the superstitions, e.g. those which called for leaving them food, not throwing out water without first shouting a warning on them, and so on.

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Irish superstitions and legends of animals and birds. [Patrick V O'Sullivan] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Book: All Authors / Contributors: Patrick V O'Sullivan.

Find more information about: ISBN: X OCLC Number. Irish Superstitions is a tall, thin book (only 96 pages) which is perfectly suited for toting around in a back pants pocket.

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Intended for a juvenile audience. A collection of Celtic tales and Irish superstitions by Sir William Wilde, father of Oscar Wilde. He was himself the author of more than a dozen books, and here attempts to capture the wit, wisdom and lore of the Irish.

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