The Myths, Legends, and Lore of Ireland

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More than 20 million Americans claim some sort of Irish heritage. But how much do you really know about this amazing country? Forget about shamrocks, leprechauns, and all that blarney?this book is a concise and authoritative guide that dispels the myths and tells the true stories of the Irish. Highlights ...

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Overview

More than 20 million Americans claim some sort of Irish heritage. But how much do you really know about this amazing country? Forget about shamrocks, leprechauns, and all that blarney—this book is a concise and authoritative guide that dispels the myths and tells the true stories of the Irish. Highlights include:

  • Who St. Patrick really was
  • The story behind "Sunday Bloody Sunday"
  • Scandals in the Irish church
  • Coming to America and the real gangs of New York
  • The spooky truth behind changelings, leprechauns, and fairies

Complete with an Irish language primer and pronunciation guide, this book is an informative pot of gold for everyone who loves the Irish!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440506079
  • Publisher: Adams Media Corporation
  • Publication date: 1/18/2011
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,383,681
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 7.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Ryan Hackney received his BA and MA in the History of Science from Harvard University. He has written for Let's Go guides to Britain, Europe, and Ecuador, and he edited Let's Go Ireland. He also got engaged in Ireland (to an American) and has an Irish-Canadian bulldog named Chaucey.

Amy Hackney Blackwell graduated from Duke University with degrees in History and Medieval and Renaissance Studies, with a concentration in the history and literature of the British Isles. She received an MA in Early Modern European History from Vanderbilt.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2012

    Cool 21

    Cool book

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2012

    Ireland

    I love Ireland! Might as well know the real crap.

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2012

    Avalone

    A shapeshifter the name of Avalon walked in "may i join?"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2012

    Eh

    Calling this "myths, legends and lore" is like calling instructions on how to assemble a bed "bedtime stories." Only plus was getting it free.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2012

    Dxxe

    Hse

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2012

    Skullcandys house

    Third floor

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2012

    Interesting but I'm not sure about the accuracy.

    Fun none-the-less

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2012

    Easy to read history of Ireland

    Includes the history of Ireland from the beginning to now. Totally interesting way of writing history without it being boring....no intimate details of dates and battles; instead an overview of what happened leading to what happened next. Highly recommended for understanding the complicated history of Ireland.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2012

    The title is what cought my attanten.

    I haven't had a chance to read it yet, but I'm sure it we'll be great.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 16, 2012

    A St Patty's Day Treat

    Our family enjoyed this colorful book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2012

    Not bad, but misleading title

    The book is filled with the history of Ireland, not many myths/legends or any real lore. It's still an interesting book explaing and telling about the emerald Isle in a way that's both understandable and not insulting to the reader, but not what I expected.

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  • Posted April 15, 2012

    Enjoyed

    This was an easy book to read. I found it to be well written and easy to understand in that stories were told in an easy to read way and not so that you had to look up every other word.

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  • Posted April 15, 2012

    Ok

    Good enough

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2012

    recommended

    informative, interesting, not Irish, I wanted to read something
    during St. Patrick's day, and found this book to be full of Irish
    beginnings of their folklore.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2012

    Wonderful book!

    This is a wonderful compilation of the history, folklore, and facts about Ireland. I really enjoyed reading this book; it is well-written and held my attention. Although the book covers Ireland's history, reading the historical account of Ireland did not have the ho-hum textbook drone- it was written in a way so that it was a pleasant reading experience and a wonderful educational experience.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2012

    Very interesting

    This is a really interesting book on the history of Ireland. It covers the major points of interest without becoming long winded or boring. Recommended for anyone with an interest in Ireland.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2012

    Lucky charms

    XD

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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