The Lore of Ireland

The Lore of Ireland: An Encyclopaedia of Myth, Legend and Romance

Mythology, Folklore & Legends
Paperback Published on: 05/12/2023
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Synopsis

The definitive reference book on Ireland's cultural and religious heritage.

Ireland has one of the finest cultural heritages and a standard reference book combining the related subjects of folklore, myth, legend and romance is long overdue. There are 350 substantial entries, in alphabetical order from Abán, a 6th-century saint, to Weather, all with full references to sources, a synopsis of relevant stories, and discussion of their origin, nature and development. These are complimented by a genre-list of material under various headings, such as Mythical Lore, Fianna Cycle, Ulster Cycle, King Cycles, Peoples and Traditions, Religious Lore, and Folk Custom and Belief. There is also a wealth of genealogical detail, indicating how historical and social circumstances have influenced the growth and spread of Irish lore.

DAITHI O HOGAIN, Associate Professor of Irish Folklore at University College Dublin, was an international authority on folklore and traditional literature.

  • Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781837651122
  • Number of pages: 549
  • Weight: 1g
  • Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm

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