Legendary Ireland: Myths and Legends of Ireland (Paperback)
Short Description for Legendary Ireland This beautiful book visits twenty-eight richly atmospheric sites and tells the mythological stories associated with them.
- Published: 23 February 2009
- Format: Paperback 240 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781847171559 ISBN 10: 1847171559
- Sales rank: 1,497,973
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Full description for Legendary Ireland
This beautiful book visits twenty-eight richly atmospheric sites and tells the mythological stories associated with them. Woven into these landscapes are tales of love and betrayal, greed and courage, passion and revenge, featuring the famous characters of Celtic lore, such as Cu Chulainn the children of Lir and Queen Maeve. The historical and archaeological facts, and the folk traditions of each ancient site are explored. Some are famous such as Tara and Newgrange; others are less well known but equally captivating such as the Beara Peninsula in Cork. In a world where many have lost touch with the land and their past, the legendary Irish landscape still survives and the stories are never quite over as long as there are people to tell them.