Irish Folk Ways

Irish Folk Ways

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by E. Estyn Evans
     
 

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This engrossing and charming work by a noted scholar, widely regarded as a classic in its field, explores the vital Irish past, noting the diversity of folk customs and traditional activities in rural Ireland, from early Celtic migrations through centuries of English and Scottish influence, up to the sudden appearance of mechanization.
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This engrossing and charming work by a noted scholar, widely regarded as a classic in its field, explores the vital Irish past, noting the diversity of folk customs and traditional activities in rural Ireland, from early Celtic migrations through centuries of English and Scottish influence, up to the sudden appearance of mechanization.
Readers will find here a wealth of observations on country ways and the essentials of Irish life, among them how to thatch a roof, churn butter, cultivate and harvest crops, make pots and pans, build furniture and fences, fish and navigate streams, and much more. Also described are a host of customs associated with weddings, wakes, festivals, funerals, and other aspects of Irish country life.
Of this book, the Times Literary Supplement of London said, "For all its learning, [the] book is popular in the best way, and admirably illustrated by [the author’s] own drawings as well as by photographs." Over 400 illustrations enhance a text that will not only be of immense value to students of archaeology and folklore but will also appeal to general readers because of its readable style and accessibility.

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Times Literary Supplement (London)
For all its learning, the book is popular in the best way, and admirably illustrated....

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486414409
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
12/08/2011
Series:
Celtic, Irish Series
Edition description:
UNABRIDGED
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

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Irish Folkways 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book was not like I thought and wasn't right for me, but for someone that is into this kind of reading - it would be good. I found it to be boring when reading the table of contents and returned it. The book contains things like: This tool was used for this and this tool for that. That isn't perfectly what it said, but you get the idea!