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The lore of Ireland : an encyclopaedia of myth, legend and romance

Author: Dáithí Ó hÓgáin
Publisher: Doughcloyne, Ireland : Collins Press ; Rochester, N.Y. : Boydell & Brewer, ©2006.
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"Ireland has one of the finest heritages of traditional culture and story, and a standard reference book covering the broad range of that material is long overdue. This volume combines the many strands of Ireland's heritage: folklore, myth, legend and romance. It includes 350 substantial entries, in alphabetical order from Aban, a sixth-century saint, to weather, all with references to sources, a synopsis of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Encyclopedias
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Ó hÓgáin, Dáithí, 1949-
Lore of Ireland.
Doughcloyne, Ireland : Collins Press ; Rochester, N.Y. : Boydell & Brewer, c2006
(OCoLC)747305495
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dáithí Ó hÓgáin
ISBN: 1843832151 9781843832157 1905172168 9781905172160
OCLC Number: 62761316
Description: xvi, 531 p. ; 24 cm.
Responsibility: Dáithí Ó hÓgáin.
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Combines the related subjects of folklore, myth, legend and romance. This work contains 350 substantial entries, in alphabetical order from Aban, a 6th-century saint to Weather, with references to  Read more...

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An exhaustive collection of folktales and history from the Emerald Isle. An essential resource about Ireland's legends. RENAISSANCE MAGAZINESuperb from beginning to end. (...) Essential for all Read more...

 
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