A Journey Through Mythic Ireland

A Journey Through Mythic Ireland

by Michael Dames
     
 

The Age of Myth lives on in Ireland - in folk tales and literature, in place-names and language, in ceremonies and monuments. Author Michael Dames has walked through each of Ireland's four provinces to discover the places at the center of Irish myth and legend, visiting focal mythic sites such as St. Patrick's Purgatory in Ulster, Lough Gur in Munster, and Dublin in… See more details below

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The Age of Myth lives on in Ireland - in folk tales and literature, in place-names and language, in ceremonies and monuments. Author Michael Dames has walked through each of Ireland's four provinces to discover the places at the center of Irish myth and legend, visiting focal mythic sites such as St. Patrick's Purgatory in Ulster, Lough Gur in Munster, and Dublin in Leinster. Exploring Ireland's complex and fascinating history, Dames also includes the fifth province, 'Mide' or 'center' whose midst comprises a mass of pre-historic sites aligned with solar-lunar events. This book illuminates the ongoing concerns of myth - that of conservation and recurrence. Breathtaking full-color photography throughout reminds the reader that while the ancestral roots of Ireland are ever relevant, the increasing need for ecological reform is timely. A Journey Through Ancient Ireland will appeal to everyone interested in history, mythology, photography and travel literature.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781862044463
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
09/28/1999
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
9.45(w) x 11.42(h) x (d)

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